OPEN CALL

SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin)
in the framework of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2011 (September 6–17)
www.synapse.info

Duration: September 7–10, 2011, with a public keynote speech by Peter Weibel on September 6, 2011

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT invites up-and-coming curators to apply for SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Moderated by international curators, scientists and other experts, the first network meeting of SYNAPSE will focus on the interactions between science and art. Among other questions, it will address how scientific topics can be approached by curators. In interdisciplinary workshops, ten selected SYNAPSE curators and the five winning curators of Meridian I Urban.Curatorial Projects on Health will generate new project ideas. Visits to galleries, museums, and project and exhibition spaces will connect SYNAPSE participants with the vibrant Berlin art scene.

Jury members
• Katja Blomberg (director, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin)
• Yu Yeon Kim (independent curator, NYC and Seoul)
• Osvaldo Sánchez (curator/director, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City)
• Adele Tan (art historian and critic, Singapore)

Application requirements
The call is open to international up-and-coming curators with initial curatorial experience. Since lectures and workshop sessions will be held in English, applicants must be able to speak and write English fluently.

Facts
An international jury will review the applications and announce the ten selected participants by end of June 2011. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Each participant will receive a travel subsidy of up to €500. Haus der Kulturen der Welt will support the participants in seeking additional funding and will provide board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

A project in cooperation with the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011.
The Asia-Pacific Weeks are supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the The International Curators’ Network website

Deadline for entries: May 31, 2011

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