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July 23, 2014

“Curating as a verb: What is artist-centered curatorial practice?”

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University
Photo: John Groo.

Wesleyan University’s ICPP program and Danspace Project present a livestreamed panel on performing arts curation. Participants will include curators from the Walker Art Center, Museum of Modern Art, Danspace Project and Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts.  


Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) will host a three-day convening of leaders in the performing arts field on the occasion of Wesleyan University and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP)’s approval of a new Master of Arts in Performance Curation degree program, in addition to the permanent establishment of the Certificate Program in Performance Curation.

ICPP has invited performing arts curators, directors and artists to the Wesleyan University campus over July 24–26, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The convening attendees will review the proposed ICPP Master of Arts in Performance Curation program and Danspace Project‘s plan for an online publication on performing arts curation and contemporary choreography and performance practice.

 

As part of this convening Danspace Project and ICPP will co-present two events to be livestreamed from Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts on July 25:

11am–12:45pm EST
“Curating as a verb: What is artist-centered curatorial practice?”
Panel discussion with ICPP faculty Philip Bither, Curator of Performing Arts, Walker Art Center; Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media & Performance, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director, Danspace Project; moderated by Pamela Tatge, Director, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University.

3:30–4:15pm EST
Keynote Address 
by ICPP faculty Kristy Edmunds (Director, Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA)

Visit www.wesleyan.edu/wescast to view the broadcast of these events.

 

About ICPP’s MA in Performance Curation
The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance was founded in 2010, and introduced as a pilot initiative in 2011, by Wesleyan graduates Samuel A. Miller and Pamela Tatge, Director of the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Judy Hussie-Taylor and New York’s Danspace Project. ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the academic study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance.

Beginning in the summer of 2015, the new MA is a two-year, low-residency program that can be pursued concurrently with one’s existing professional responsibilities. The MA is for those who seek a deeper immersion in the theory and practice of performance curation and desire more opportunities for substantive critical writing, as well as those who require an advanced graduate degree to be considered for higher-level positions in the field.

Applications for the MA and Certificate programs are available online here. The deadline for submitting all application materials is Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Leadership support for the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

For more information about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, please e-mail [email protected] or visit www.wesleyan.edu/icpp.

 

About Danspace Project
Danspace Project presents new work in dance, supports a diverse range of choreographers in developing their work, encourages experimentation, and connects artists to audiences. Now in its fourth decade, Danspace Project has supported a vital community of contemporary dance artists in an environment unlike any other in the United States, the sanctuary of the historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, New York City.

Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW2) provides context for audiences and increased support for artists. Danspace Project’s Commissioning Initiative, residencies, guest artist curators, and contextualizing activities and publications are core components of CW2 offering a responsive framework for artists’ works. Since 2010, we have commissioned 86 emerging and established artists, produced eight Platforms, published eight print catalogues and five e-books, launched the cross-disciplinary Conversations Without Walls discussion series, and explored models for public discourse and residencies.

Media and PR contact 
Lily Cohen: T +1 212 674 5856 / [email protected].

 

Wesleyan University’s ICPP program and Danspace Project present "Curating as a verb: What is artist-centered curatorial practice?"

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