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Call for Registration: Trade Secrets symposium

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, September 25. 2008 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Call for Registration: Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium: Trade Secrets
Education/Collection/History
Conference dates: November 12 - 14, 2008
Application deadline: October 31, 2008

The latest in the ongoing series of the Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) conferences, Trade Secrets will re-focus the collective discussion about the curatorial profession by exploring specific issues regarding: the education of curators; the challenges facing collection-based curators; trends in curatorial research; and the writing of curatorial histories.

Invited guests include François Aubart, Wayne Baerwaldt, Sabine Breitwieser, AA Bronson, Heather Diack, Joseph del Pesco, Rosemary Donegan, Sam Durant, Barbara Fischer, Richard Flood, Teresa Gleadowe, Matthew Higgs, Candice Hopkins, Céline Kopp, Ken Lum, Francesco Manacorda, Marc Mayer, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Lourdes Morales, and Joanna Mytkowska.

To apply to attend, visit the Banff International Curatorial Institute website.
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Curating Craft: Conferences at mima

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, September 24. 2007 • Category: Announcements
Tales of the Unexpected: the Future of Curating Contemporary Crafts
Thursday 8th November, mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) 9.45am-4.30pm

Organised by the Crafts Council and MA Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston University (in partnership with the Design Museum), Tales of the Unexpected is a conference that will explore the challenges of curating contemporary craft through a series of exciting and innovative case studies. Examples of best practice have been drawn from fine art, architecture, design, fashion and craft to explore and provide a platform for discussing future strategies for approaching curating contemporary craft. The themes for the day are:

- Craft and the Visual Arts: Pushing Boundaries
- Curating Craft in Public Spaces
- Curating Outside the Vitrine: New Approaches
- Curating Craft as Performance

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Pick 'N Mix - April 2007

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, April 1. 2007 • Category: Pick 'N Mix
To start off the new month (and I promise none of these will lead you to a silly April Fool's joke) I thought I'd provide a little "pick 'n mix" of what I've browsed lately that is of interest to curators:
  • Hanne Mugaas and Cory Arcangel have compiled (curated!) a very interesting list of art videos on YouTube, as part of a larger project entitled Art Since 1960 (According to the Internet). Definitely worth a look, set aside a bit of time if you dare click here!

  • Interviews on curating.info are coming up in the next few months (they are still in the incubator!) but for now go read this good (though brief) interview with curator Lu Jie on Artkrush.

  • In a détournement of the office football pool, Leisure Arts has created a championship pool for curators. While I'm unsure how it works precisely (sports pools are clear since there are matches of one team versus another, and I'm uncertain how one curator is pitted against another) it is an amusing concept nonetheless. Check it out here.

  • The Museums and the Web conference is in just ten days! Read the conference abstracts and full papers here.

  • d/Lux/MediaArts has just released the Coding Cultures Handbook, which offers some interesting perspectives on digital tools, social networks, and open labs - all concepts which have, will, and in some cases, truly should influence curatorial and museological models.

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