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May 8, 2020

CAS/MAS in Curating postgraduate programme—digitally expanded

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

ZHdK with City University Hong Kong, 2020.

International, English speaking programme offered by Center for Continuing Education at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.

Please attend the online info event via this link (Passwort: 2sQ3S2).

In our current situation, there is an even greater desire to reach out to form international bonds despite the difficult circumstances. Established in 2005, the Postgraduate Programme in Curating has built an international trajectory since 2008, constantly broadening its international network and connecting with contemporary art practitioners worldwide, beyond “Western” canons of art history. Since 2018, programme participants have been able to attend all courses online, which has enabled the programme to host students from various cities and regions across the world (Bangalore, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Milan, New York, St. Petersburg, São Paulo, Tokyo, Zurich, and more).

Closing events of the educational year 2020 and beyond
–June 13: Online diploma exhibition with a talk by Sergio Edelsztein, interventions by Berit Fischer and others
–June 27–28: Online conference: Contemporary Art Biennials—Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency at the 9th Bucharest Biennale
–September 12: Launch of OnCurating, the Zurich Issue: Dark Matter, Grey Zones, Red Light and Bling Bling (constant cooperation with the webjournal On-curating.org)
–October: Excursion Ruru haus, Kassel—hosted by ruangrupa, Documenta fifteen
–November: Curating on the Move—workshop at the Taipei Biennale 2020

Postgraduate Programme in Curating
The postgraduate programme in Curating is conceived of as a discursive platform which imparts key areas of contemporary exhibition-making by way of praxis-oriented project ­work. With instruction modules, group activities, seminars and lectures held by an international selection of guest lecturers, from various fields. The programme focuses less on the "genius concept" of the exhibition planner as individual author—a highly controversial topic since the 1990s—than on cooperative, interdisciplinary working methods, as employed in film productions or non-government organizations. Exhibition-making/curating means the creation of innovative structures for the presentation of cultural artefacts and contemporary discourse through interdisciplinary collaboration. In this field art, digital media, design, and architecture intermesh in new ways.

Brief outline
–Contemporary discourse on art and curating (see www.curating.org/talks)
–Carrying out single and collaborative exhibition projects and cooperation projects
–Distance Learning opportunity (for participants from abroad every session can be attended online)
–MAS with 90 ECTS
–Possibility to advance to the PhD Programme in Practice in Curating

Guest speakers
In addition to the teaching team at the University of the Arts Dorothee Richter, Ronald Kolb, Alexandra Blättler and Daniel Morgenthaler we invite a wide range of international curators and artists among others Sabih Ahmed, Marius Babias, Jeebesh Bagchi, Ursula Biemann, Beatrice von Bismarck, René Block, Lionel Bovier, Sabeth Buchmann, Zasha Colah, Sergio Edelsztein, Claire Farago & Donald Preziosi, Alistair Hudson, Jeanne van Heeswijck, Daniel Kurjakovic, Maria Lind, Florian Malzacher, Oliver Marchart, Cesare Pietroiusti, Shwetal Patel, Farid Ragun (ruangrupa), Oliver Ressler, Stella Rollig, Henk Slager, Support Structure, Adam Szymczyk, Mirjam Varadinis, Axel John Wieder, Dmitry Vilensky, Joanna Warsza, Rein Wolfs, and more.

Cooperation partners
Migros Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Zurich, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunstmuseum Bern, Grafik Museum Lljubljana, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Connecting Space Hong Kong, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien/Centre for art and media, Karlsruhe; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, OnCurating Project Space, Zürich, Kunstverein Baden Württemberg, Corner College Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien, Kunstakademie Stuttgart, University of Reading, OnCurating.org, Webjournal, Kunstmuseum Basel

Collaborations with the publication platform Oncurating.org, and the PhD in Practice in Curating, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme, University of Reading

ZHdK and Zurich
Zurich University of the Arts is amongst the largest art schools in Europe. While firmly anchored in greater Zurich, our influence extends well beyond Switzerland to the wider international stage. Zurich as the cultural centre for art in Switzerland provides a unique and vibrant cultural scene at the heart of Europe.

Head of the programme: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter
Contact: dorothee.richter [​at​] zhdk.ch

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