The upcoming meeting will take the premise of the Kunstvlaai as a case study for curatorial process and presentation. Students will meet with Kunstvlaai curators Natasha Ginwala and Fleur van Muiswinkel to learn more about their curatorial concept and methodology. They will encourage students to explore the fair and will introduce us to several of the presentations at the Kunstvlaai. The group is asked to actively prepare feedback to the curators to be discussed with them at a later time.
In the afternoon the students have meetings with curator Laura Preston, who is currently Guest Curator at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main for 2012, and in 2010 founded a curatorial agency with artist Amit Charan to test the mode and duration of exhibition production. We will also meet with Susan Gibb, a curator based in Sydney, Australia. She recently ran the independent curatorial initiative Society. Face to face meetings on Thursday will take place with Anik Fournier and Cecilia Dino.
Curating Academy is a yearlong course offered to second-year students of the Dutch Art Institute, that is taught by Grant Watson and Frederique Bergholtz and coordinated by Tanja Baudoin. The course looks into methodologies of curating and closely studies examples from the practice of tutors and guests. The project will work towards making an exhibition for September 2013, with a contribution by each student. In monthly meetings, tutors and guests will unpack the nature of the ‘graduation exhibition’ and explore ways of working and presenting together.