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Opportunity - Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, August 9. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open is now accepting submissions for its 2012 edition. This unique opportunity invites creative professionals from all fields to imagine and realise projects involving works from a contemporary art collection of international repute.

The Zabludowicz Collection launched its annual Curatorial Open in 2010 to encourage and support experimental curatorial practice. The Open invites creative professionals from all fields to engage with the collection by imagining ambitious projects which include a public exhibition, a publication and a programme of events to be realised in July and August 2012 at the Zabludowicz Collection in London. The Curatorial Open seeks to actively engage new voices in the discussion around works in the Zabludowicz Collection, encouraging points of view from a variety of disciplines and transcending the existing confines of contemporary art curating. The Zabludowicz Collection keenly welcomes transdisciplinary and experimental proposals.

This initiative builds on the Zabludowicz Collection’s existing commitment to experimental curatorial practices, which has resulted in projects with international curators and curating students, including Proposal for a Floor in New York with Alex Gartenfeld, The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place with Anna-Catharina Gebbers in 2010, Past-Forward with Vincent Honoré in 2008 and the annual Testing Ground programme produced in collaboration with the MA curating students from the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London.

Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2011. Winner announced: January 2012.

Successful proposals will be selected by a panel of eminent judges comprised of:

Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern
Maria Lind, Director of Tensta Konsthall
Martin Herbert, Writer and Associate Editor, Art Review
Anita Zabludowicz, Founder of the Zabludowicz Collection

Please visit curatorial-open for further details and an application pack. The pack contains all the information required for the first round of submissions, but enquiries can be addressed to open -at-
To be eligible, entrants must have previously realised at least two exhibitions or projects with contemporary artists or art, which were open to the public.
Proposals will be accepted from individuals and groups.
Entrants must be over 25 years old.
Proposals must be submitted in English and must be for previously unrealised projects.
Proposals should be sent to [email protected]
An application form and guidelines can be downloaded from
The Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open is presented in association with Art Review.

The Zabludowicz Collection is dedicated to bringing emerging art to new audiences and actively supporting arts organisations and artists. It was founded by Poju and Anita Zabludowicz in 1994, and contains over 2,000 works by over 500 artists, spanning 40 years of art production, with a focus on art from the late 20th century to the present day. Since 2007 the collection has run an exhibition space in a former Methodist Chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road in north London, working with artists, curators and works in the Zabludowicz Collection to produce exhibitions which examine contemporary art practice and present the collection in a public forum. The collection also exhibits in permanent venues in the USA and Finland.

There's still time to see We Will Live, We Will See, the inaugural Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open exhibition, curated by Pavel S. Pyś, which is at the Zabludowicz Collection in London until 14 August 2011.
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