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Curatorial Voices - Introduction to Curating #3
Mon, May 8, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
What is curating? What does it mean to have a curatorial practice and how does a curator work with an artist? In this new series of four sessions organised by Sarah McCrory, respected curators will discuss differing aspects of this wide-ranging practice.
Curatorial Voices is the series' third session looking at how different curators have shown contemporary art through a diverse range of framing structures and platforms. Leading curators Anna Colin, Claire Doherty and Francesco Manacorda have established unique and personal curatorial voices, through their work in foundations and institutions with varied audiences, budgets and geographies. They will discuss their work through examples of the organisations and projects they have inhabited and curated, and present examples of bold exhibition design and physical changes to space - from installation to finding unique spaces and contexts for artists to make work.
This series is a must-attend for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a curator or studying this field.
Sarah McCrory is the Director of the new gallery at Goldsmiths, due to open in 2018 and previously Director of Glasgow International, Curator of Frieze Projects and Film, Co-curator of Studio Voltaire, and Director of Vilma Gold.
Anna Colin co-founded and co-directs Open School East, an alternative pedagogical and community space recently relocated from London’s East End to Margate. She is an associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and a PhD candidate in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.
Claire Doherty is the founder Director of arts producers, Situations, producers of artworks and projects that grow out of place. Doherty is renowned for pioneering new forms of public art from Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, Katie Paterson’s 100-year Future Library to Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland and the year-long series One Day Sculpture in New Zealand, and for her publications Public Art Now (2015), From Studio to Situation (2004) and the ‘Situation’ edition of the Whitechapel’s acclaimed Documents of Contemporary Art series (2009) all of which have become set texts for the study of contemporary art, site, place and location.
Francesco Manacorda is Artistic Director at Tate Liverpool since 2012, Previously, he has been Director at Artissima (2010-12) and Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery (2007-10). In 2016 he co-curated the Liverpool Biennial. He is Visiting Professor at the School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University.
Image: Theatre Gates, Sanctum 2015 ©Max McLure and Situations.