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Opportunity: Hall Curatorial Fellowship

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, December 12. 2007
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Hall Curatorial Fellowship, an eighteen-month fellowship for an international curator. The Hall Fellow is responsible for curating an original exhibition in keeping with The Aldrich's mission of leadership in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. The Museum is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, 50 miles outside New York City. The Hall Fellow will be chosen by an independent jury of distinguished art world professionals, including Carlos Basualdo of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Bonnie Clearwater of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and Sir Norman Rosenthal of the Royal Academy, London.

The Fellow will work with The Aldrich's curatorial team to develop his/her exhibition, oversee its installation, and collaborate with Museum staff to develop programming and an exhibition catalogue. To be eligible for the Hall Curatorial Fellowship, an applicant must be an art professional with a focus on contemporary art, and a citizen of a country other than the United States of America. The applicant must currently live and work in a country other than the United States, be proficient in English, have prior experience as a curator or co-curator of at least three professional exhibitions of contemporary art, and be able to travel to the United States.

The Hall Fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 USD over the eighteen-month period of the Fellowship, from June 1, 2008, to December 31, 2009. The exhibition will be on view at The Aldrich from September 2009 through February 2010. Applications for the Hall Curatorial Fellowship are due at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum no later than February 15, 2008. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews at The Aldrich during March and April 2008. For full information and complete application materials, please visit the Aldrich website. Questions regarding the Hall Fellowship should be addressed to fellowship -at-

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is grateful for the generosity of the Andrew J. and Christine C. Hall Foundation, which endowed the Hall Curatorial Fellowship.

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Voice & Void: 2006 Hall Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, September 6. 2007 • Category: News
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has just announced the exhibition curated by their inaugural Hall Curatorial Fellow, and it sounds well worth a visit. The vernissage is on 16 September, and the exhibition is on view from then until February 24, 2008. Announcement from the Aldrich follows:

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Voice & Void – curated by Thomas Trummer, the first recipient of the Hall Curatorial Fellowship.

The human voice has become a major subject in recent scholarly debates, so it is no coincidence that an Aldrich exhibition will explore the topic from an artistic vantage. In Voice & Void, Trummer will utilize the state-of-the-art sound facilities in the Museum's building to illustrate how voice–and the absence of voice–can be expressed by the visual arts.

With Voice & Void, Austrian native Thomas Trummer, will consider the effects of what happens when one sense is replaced by another, with particular focus on hearing and seeing. Trummer’s exhibition will feature both commissioned and loaned contemporary works of all media by a diverse group of international artists–including a sculptural aviary that will house two living parrots that speak the long-lost language of May-po-re!

Works by Rachel Berwick, Joseph Beuys/Ute Klophaus, John Cage, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, VALIE EXPORT, Anna Gaskell, Asta Gröting, Christian Marclay, Melik Ohanian, Hans Schabus, Nedko Solakov, Julianne Swartz, and Cerith Wyn Evans will be on view.

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