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Opportunity: European Course for Contemporary Art Curators

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, April 12. 2008 • Category: Announcements
European Course for Contemporary Art Curators

Visiting Professor Charles Esche
Visiting Artist Nedko Solakov
9 - 19 October 2008
Milan, Italy
Deadline for the applications: 16 June 2008

The Province of Milan, the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, and the Delegation of the European Commission in Milan promote the second edition of the European Course of Contemporary Art Curators (CECAC). The course, curated by Roberto Pinto and Gabi Scardi, offers young European curators the opportunity to work side by side with an internationally renowned Visiting Professor, approaching a critical analysis of theoretical and practical aspects of curatorship and of the contemporary art scene. The course also represents an occasion to establish new connections between young operators from different European countries, set up a working platform that may enable the participants to develop further curatorial projects, and encourage international circulation of cultural initiatives.

Course Structure
The course has a 10 days seminar structure, featuring an intensive schedule of theoretical and practical lessons held by the Visiting Professor, presentations of the participants’ projects and visits to exhibition spaces and institutions of the territory. The students also spend one day with a Visiting Artist invited by the Visiting Professor. Classes are full time, attendance is compulsory. A catalogue/essay collection with texts by all the participants will be published following the course.

How to Apply
The call is open to citizens of the European Union over 18. No study certificate is required. English essential. The applications must be posted by 16 June 2008 to: European Course for Contemporary Art Curators (CECAC), Ufficio Arti Visive – Settore Beni Culturali Arti Visive e Musei - Provincia di Milano, Via Vittorio Veneto 2, 20124 Milan, Italy. Applications must include a complete cv, a copy of the most relevant publications, reports of realized curatorial projects
and a motivational statement (max 4.000 characters). The material will not be returned. The selected applicants will be contacted via email by 1 July 2008. Attendance and accommodation during the course are free. According to art. 13 of d.l. 196/03, personal data of the applicants will be exclusively used for the course selection procedures and not communicated to others.

The application terms are also on-line on
Info: Fondazione Antonio Ratti + 39 031 233111 / Provincia di Milano
+39 02 77406341
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