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NEW book! The Curatorial : a Philosophy of Curating

The Curatorial : a philosophy of curating

The Curatorial A Philosophy of Curating _ Bloomsbury Academic

Stop curating! And think what curating is all about. This book starts from this simple premise: thinking the activity of curating. To do that, it distinguishes between ‘curating’ and ‘the curatorial’. If ‘curating’ is a gamut of professional practices for setting up exhibitions, then ‘the curatorial’ explores what takes place on the stage set up, both intentionally and unintentionally, by the curator. It therefore refers not to the staging of an event, but to the event of knowledge itself.

Editor:  Jean-Paul Martinon

Preface:  Irit Rogoff and Jean-Paul Martinon

contributors: Cihat Arinç, Ariella Azoulay, Alfredo Cramerotti, Bridget Crone, Anshuman Dasgupta, Jean-Louis Déotte, Valentina Desideri, Jenny Doussan, Helmut Draxler, Charles Esche, Valeria Graziano, Stefano Harney, Natasa Ilić, Susan Kelly, Adnan Madani, Doreen Mende, Suzana Milevska, Je Yun Moon, Ines Moreira, Stefan Nowotny, Sarah Pierce, Irit Rogoff, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Nora Sternfeld, Aneta Szyłak, Leire Vergara.

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exhibition on the way : 2012 european capital of culture

EDIFÍCIOS E VESTÍGIOS , projecto-ensaio sobre espaços pós-industriais (exposição, conferência, livro)

curadoras: Inês Moreira e Aneta Szylak

organização: Guimarães 2012, Capital Europeia da Cultura

local: Fábrica ASA, sector G

data: 29 setembro – 1 Dezembro 2012

BUILDINGS AND REMNANTS , essay-project on post-industrial spaces (exhibition, conference, book)

curators: Inês Moreira e Aneta Szylak

commissioner: Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture

venue: Fábrica ASA, sector G

date: 29 september – 1 December 2012

milplanaltos _conference

Uma explosão combinatória de excepções

A pesquisa curatorial contemporânea explora diversos processo e formatos, que vão do evento, à exposição, à instalação/dispositivo, a formatos mais imateriais, como textual, relacional, ou outros modos de transferência visível/experiencial/audível. Este projecto assume que a curadoria (enquanto pesquisa e prática) disturba, lê e reescreve ensamblagens existentes, produzindo novos objectos alterados. Propomos uma noção processual e transformativa de conhecimento curatorial, diferindo de exercícios expositivos com objectos originais estabilizados, colecções, arquivos, ou outras práticas expositivas baseadas na cultura material.

on curating _symposia PQ2011

Scenography Expanding 3: On Curating

September 27 – 29, 2010


Festival Escrita na Paisagem and Centro de História da Arte e Investigação Artística (CHAIA), Évora, Portugal

In his 2008 Whitechapel Gallery talk, Boris Groys pointed toward „exhibition practice as the cure that heals the originally ailing image, that gives it presence, visibility; it brings it to the public view and turns it into the object of the public`s judgement. However, one can say that curating functions as a supplement, like a pharmakon in the Derridean sense: it both cures the image and further contributes to its illness“ .

The ambivalent gestures of curatorial practice in both „healing“ and, possibly, „infecting“ or „contaminating“ come into particular, – and contested – focus when the object that is exhibited is nothing more but the remnant of a past performative event. Can the scenographic object be „helped“ by the curators effort in order to achieve a status of autonomy beyond ist original co-authored mode of production? Or must it be transformed into another genre (installation) to be exhibited? Can we identify an intrinsic essence of the scenographic object in relation / in contrast to exhibition space and public viewing?

In the third and last symposium before the June 2011 Prague Quadrennial for Perfomance Design and Space (PQ), curators and artists from the performing arts, visual arts and spatial design disciplines are invited to enter into a transdisciplinary dialogue on the challenges of exhibiting the ephemeral, the fleeting, the immaterial – the performative event and the scenographic space.

Speakers include: Maria Federica Maestri (Director of Natura dei Teatri, Italy), Radivoje Dinulović (Scenographer and Theoretician, Serbia), Christian Teckert (Architect and Academic, Germany/ Austria), Katharina Schlieben (Curator, Germany) Joanna Warsza (Curator, Poland), Randy Martin (Theory, USA), Dorita Hannah (Architect and Scenographer, Curator for PQ Architecture Section, New Zealand).

The official language of the symposium is ENGLISH.

the task of the curator [Univ. California Santa Cruz]

Building a City for Women, Cali, Colombia 2007


May 14-15, 2010, University of California Santa Cruz

“The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice” will explore the roles of curators in relation to how objects are displayed in museums and galleries, considering a variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s theories of translation, brings attention to the often overlooked or naturalized labor of curators, which involves subtle but nonetheless transformative acts of framing and poetic interpretation. Presenters are encouraged to “look outside of the white box” toward new and alternative display methods.


15th may 2010

Curating a vocabulary: voices of difference

Curatorial/knowledge research group, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Cihat Arinc, Doreen Mende, Inês Moreira, Sarah Pierce, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Aneta Szylak, Grant Watson).

Moderated by Nicole Archer, History of Consciousness, UCSC

performative presentation _phd research

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Performing Building Sites_ 15 minutes Performance conceived by Ines Moreira, as “the curator”, and performed by António Lago, as “the buider”, at Museum Studies Research Seminar, in the 12th October 2009, 2pm. Written as a comunication for the panel debate on “Museums and Curating”. [Moderator: Lúcia Matos Participants: Laura Castro, Ana Luísa Barão, Inês Moreira with António Lago, Pedro Carvalho De Almeida] [12-14 October 2009, Fundação Cupertino Miranda, Porto]

Estaleiros Performativos_ Performance de 15 minutos concebida por Inês Moreira, enquanto “a curadora”, e realizada por António Lago, enquanto “o construtor”, para o Seminário de Investigação em Museologia dos Países de Língua Portuguesa e Espanhola, no dia 12 de Outubro 2009, às 14h. Escrito como participação na Mesa de Debate sobre Museus e Curadoria. [Moderador: Lúcia Matos Participantes: Laura Castro, Ana Luísa Barão, Inês Moreira com António lago, Pedro Carvalho De Almeida] [12-14 Outubro 2009, Fundação Cupertino Miranda, Porto]

fotos: Patrícia Azevedo