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May 13, 2011

Master of Arts Program in the Cultures of the Curatorial at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

Application: April 1–May 29, 2011 

 

Start: October 2011
In which way is the curatorial relevant within the cultural field under the conditions of globalization? How do techniques, strategies and effects of the curatorial relate to those of art and science? Which are the similarities and the perspectives of mutual exchange? Which specificities does the curatorial develop in the different arts and which forms does it take in the different cultures? What are the functions of the curatorial in the respective aesthetic, social or economic context? Tightly interweaving theory and practice, these are some of the questions which the study program “Cultures of the Curatorial” addresses.

 

“Cultures of the Curatorial” is a postgraduate part-time program, founded in 2009, which combines application-oriented research practice with theoretical reflection. It is conceived for people with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds—the arts, cultural mediation, human, social and natural sciences—who are interested in an engaged work within the cultural field as well as in a concentrated, well-founded theoretical and practical additional qualification for a professional practice in the curatorial field.

 

“Cultures of the Curatorial” is a postgraduate part-time program, founded in 2009, which combines application-oriented research practice with theoretical reflection. It is conceived for people with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds—the arts, cultural mediation, human, social and natural sciences—who are interested in an engaged work within the cultural field as well as in a concentrated, well-founded theoretical and practical additional qualification for a professional practice in the curatorial field.

 

Modules:
1) History and Theory of the Curatorial/History of exhibiting
2) Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory
3) Research Practice I: Curatorial Project
4) History and Theory of the Curatorial/Transdisciplinarity
5) History and Theory of the Curatorial/Transculturality
6) Research Practice II: MA-Project/Conception
7) Research Practice III: MA-Project

 

The modules can be studied alongside work. The theory courses usually take place in four to five blocks per semester. This offers the opportunity to continue an occupational activity and follow one’s own projects parallel to the study program.

 

Guests: In addition to the teaching team at the Academy of Visual Arts (Thomas Weski, Beatrice von Bismarck) the following guests gave input into the study program since 2009, a. o.:
Daniel Birnbaum
Gabriele Brandstetter
Rike Frank
Hannah Hurtzig
Maria Lind
Matthias Michalka
Christiane Mennicke
Marion von Osten
Raqs Media Collective
Dorothee Richter
Irit Rogoff
Avinoam Shalem
Barbara Steiner
Hito Steyerl
Nora Sternfeld
Anton Vidokle
Hortensia Völckers
Eyal Weizman
Tirdad Zolghadr

 

Cooperations: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Institute for Theatre Studies, MA Program, Freie Universität Berlin, Goldsmiths College, Ph. D. Program Curatorial/Knowledge, London, ecm Masterlehrgang, University of Applied Art, Vienna

 

Please note: German language skills are required for the enrolment into the program.

 

Additional information: Additional information on the study program, the conditions of admission, the application procedure and the dates you find at our website.

 

For inquiries please contact: Frau Judith Krakowski Kulturen des Kuratorischen/Cultures of the Curatorial Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst/Academy of Visual Arts Postfach 10 08 05 04008 Leipzig [email protected]

 

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