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Curatorial Training program
MAGASIN des horizons
Above: Ryan Rivadeneyra and Enric Farrés Duran, Normal Cats, 2014. Digital image, 30 x 18cm.
Above: Ryan Rivadeneyra and Enric Farrés Duran, Normal Cats, 2014. Digital image, 30 x 18cm.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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In 1987 the École du MAGASIN was founded as one of the activities of the art center, the MAGASIN in Grenoble. Being the first international curatorial studies program in Europe, it was set up to provide a professional environment for a rigorous combination of research and practice.

By providing the participants with a nine months hands-on experience in organizing a curatorial project, the École du MAGASIN gives a direct approach to curatorial practices. The program presents a wide variety of insights into what curating can be and become in the future through a series of tutorials, workshops, seminars and visits with professionals from different backgrounds. The École is in constant flux, learning and adapting to the necessities of young art professionals today. The program offers tools and experiences to enhance the participant’s professional capabilities while also enabling them to strengthen their critical and reflexive point of view.

Application requirements
The École du MAGASIN training program is open to candidates who have obtained the equivalent of a Master’s degree or who attest to relevant professional experience. Candidates should have a general knowledge of the production and mediation of contemporary art and be open to the diversity of current artistic positions, spaces and languages. The capacity to find solutions to a wide variety of challenges is very important. Strong personal motivation, creative mind-set, entrepreneurial emphasis and the capacity to work in a team are characteristics that are highly valued. Candidates must be fluent in English and have basic notions of French.

More information on application requirements on the École du MAGASIN’s website.

Tutorial committee
The tutorial committee members are Yves Aupetitallot (director of the MAGASIN-CNAC), Quim Packard (coordinator), and guest advisors nominated for each session. The role of the committee includes defining methodology and educational aims, assuring the coherence of each session’s intentions, overseeing the reality of various constraints (budget, schedule, feasibility), and maintaining a level of accomplishment.

In order to enrich and strengthen the session’s curatorial project, trips and visits are organized and professionals from the field of art and other disciplines are invited to contribute as advisors or guest lecturers.

Previous tutors and guest lecturers have been:
Fareed Armaly (artist), Ute Meta Bauer (curator and professor at MIT), Judith Barry (artist), Andrea Bellini (Director of the Contemporary Art Centre of Geneva), Lionel Bovier (editor, JRP-Ringier), Ludovic Burel (artist), Christophe Chérix (curator, Drawings and Prints Study Center at MoMA), Hélène Chouteau (art critic), Critical Art Ensemble (mutimedia artists), Ivet Curlin and Natasa Ilic (members of the curatorial collective, WHW), Catherine David (Vice Director of MNAM, Paris) Barnaby Drabble (independant curator), Helmut Draxler (art historian and independant curator), Liam Gillick (artist), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (artist), Hou Hanru (Director of MAXXI, Rome), Caroline Soyez Petithomme (art critic, independent curator and tutor of session 23), Fabrice Stroun (Director of the Kunsthalle Bern), Andrea Viliani (Director of MADRE, Naples) and many more.

The program of 2014 with details of advisors will be posted on 24 March on the École du MAGASIN’s website.

Partnership with the Art and Design School–Grenoble–Valence
École du MAGASIN’s participants take part in joint seminars with ÉSAD students working with professionals in the field (artists, theoreticians, curators), curate shows as intermediary projects in the ÉSAD’s gallery, and have access to its resources. Joint seminars with students of art history from the Université Pierre Mendès-France are also part of the program, thus providing a wide variety of collaborative opportunities with the rich and complex locally based, internationally out-reaching arts community.

The MAGASIN-CNAC, a non-profit organization, is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication–DRAC Rhône-Alpes, the Conseil Régional Rhône-Alpes, the Conseil Général de l’Isère, the Ville de Grenoble. The École du MAGASIN receives support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication–DRAC Rhône-Alpes, and the Conseil Régional Rhône-Alpes.

March 19, 2014