November 2, 2021

Curating on Shaky Grounds: Curating in Times of Crisis and Conflict


© Schwabinggrad Ballett.

Artis, in partnership with OnCurating, is pleased to present Curating on Shaky Grounds: Curating in Times of Crisis and Conflict, a workshop and public symposium that invites participants to think through the role and responsibility of curators and artists as critical mediators in a time of crisis. Questioning traditional hierarchies of knowledge, critique, and power structures, the program provides opportunities to collaboratively consider ways in which exhibition-making can create possibilities for regaining differentiated and nuanced viewpoints.

With contributions by international curators and arts practitioners, Curating on Shaky Grounds includes curatorial workshops, performative gatherings, and a public symposium. This program is part of a year-long series of workshops presented by Artis and OnCurating.

Presenters and speakers of the symposium (November 5–6) include: Nanne Buurman, Avi Feldman, aaajiao, Isabelle Graw, Paz Guevara, Dor Guez, Johan Frederik Hartle, Oliver Marchart, Liz Rech & Salah Zater (Schwabinggrad Ballett), Maayan Sheleff, Boaz Levin, Nora Sternfeld.

Presenters and speakers of the workshops (November 2–4) include: Stephanie Amurao, Dani Gal, Philip Horst, Gilly Karjevsky, Ariel Reichman, Alona Rodeh and Maya Shenfeld together with Dorothee Richter, Maayan Sheleff and Ronald Kolb.

Please visit the program webpage for additional details here. All talks held in English, all times CET. Registration for on-site attendance is required here. Due to limited space, we also provide virtual access to the lectures that are part of the symposium days via Zoom. Please register here: November 5 registration link / November 6 registration link.

Conference schedule

Friday, November 5
10:30am: Welcome Hillit Zwick & Dorothee Richter
11am: Talk by Johan Hartle
12pm: Talk by Avi Feldman
1:30pm: Talk by Isabelle Graw
2:30pm: Discussion by Maayan Sheleff & Boaz Levin
3:30–6pm: Workshop with Schwabinggrad Ballett

Saturday, November 6
10:30am: Welcome Hillit Zwick & Dorothee Richter
11am: Talk by Nora Sternfeld
12pm: Talk by Oliver Machart
1:30pm: Lecture-performance by Dor Guez
3pm: Talk by Paz Guevara
4pm: Talk by Nanne Buurman

This program will adhere to necessary health guidelines and regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Persons attending on-site need to register here, wear a mask, and present a covid certificate upon entry

Curating on Shaky Grounds is presented by Artis & OnCurating & CAS/MAS in Curating, Zurich University of the Arts & PhD in Practice in Curating, University of Reading/Zurich University of the Arts and organized by Ronald Kolb, Elena Levi, Dorothee Richter, Rotem Ruff, Maayan Sheleff, and Hillit Zwick. The graphic for this program is designed by Avi Bohbot.

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