January 4, 2016

Leadership Talks from ICPP with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Elijah Huge

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University
Left to right: Thomas Lax, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Judy Hussie-Taylor. Summer session of ICPP, 2013. Photo: John Groo.

Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) is committed to supporting current dialogue around performance curation. To this end, we have launched Leadership Talks from ICPP, a series of digitally archived presentations by today’s leaders in the field. Excerpts from class lectures, public presentations, and intimate interviews with artists, curators, architects, critics, and presenters will be posted on our website throughout the year, starting with two by Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Chief of Program and Pedagogy, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) and Elijah Huge (Associate Professor of Art, Wesleyan University):

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: “Activating Community”
Elijah Huge: “Space As Enclosure”

Check back soon to hear from others, including Philip Bither, Claudia La Rocco, and ICPP Program Director Sam Miller.

Leadership Talks from ICPP
Leadership Talks from ICPP are made possible by The American Express Foundation, with additional funding from Danspace Project, supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

About ICPP
The first and only program to offer a graduate degree in Performance Curation, the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University is a center for the academic study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers its students a graduate-level education in innovative and relevant curatorial approaches to developing and presenting time-based art.

ICPP offers a two-year MA and a ten-month Certificate Program, both of which encourage emerging curators to enrich their understanding of intellectually rigorous, innovative, and artist-centered curatorial models. The mix of instructors—artists, scholars, curators, cultural leaders, writers, and theorists—is intended to spark new possibilities and connections both intellectually and professionally. Instructors will provide theoretical and practical tools for students to deepen their research methodologies through reading, writing, viewings, and discussion.

The ICPP program is firmly rooted in Wesleyan University’s commitment to the liberal arts and study of the arts in context. Through a low-residency model, ICPP asks its students not only to engage with ideas, but to simultaneously put those ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address the inter-disciplinary nature of performance work today.

Applications for both programs are now available online at The deadline for submitting application and financial aid materials is Friday, January 15, 2016.

Visit us during APAP/NYC 2016
Meet ICPP Program Director Sam Miller and alumni at our session at APAP:

“Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Curatorial Practice”
Friday, January 15, 2016 from 1–2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown
A panel from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) will draw upon their work in museums and on campuses, sharing information, strategies, and perspectives on performance curation.

This event is free and open to the public; conference registration is not required.

For more information
Contact: Anya Backlund, ICPP Program Coordinator, T +860 685 3283 / [email protected]



Leadership Talks from Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University

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