About the Ship

The Curator Ship is a collection of useful articles and materials on contemporary photography and visual arts. It is a personal and subjective choice of the editors. As the project is open for collaboration to everyone, we encourage you to contribute information that you find useful!

Navigation and star maps: Have a look at the menu to the right: The posts are ordered by deadlines (open and closed), by languages, and also by categories.

Your feedback is important to me: If you have any ideas to make the Ship bigger, faster, slimmer, shinier or just more fun, please tell me how.

The idea for the Curator Ship was born in 2008, but it was not much more than a funny Logo for a while. The current haul was built and launched in August of 2010.In the beginning, it had only a few visitors a day. This has changed quite a bit. So, have a walk on the deck and open each and every door, hatch, or bull’s eye.

Moritz

The Crew:

Captain (and cleaning lady): Moritz Neumüller

First Mates: Claudi Nir, Arcangela Regis, Eufália Cristina Paz de Almeida

Second Mates: Cristina Gomis, Alba Bru

There are still some jobs in the galley and the machine room available, so do not hesitate to let us know if you are interested in the experience. Ex-Pirates welcome.

Please contact us to get your Call published, or leave a comment here, for internal affairs and signing on.

20 Responses “About the Ship” →
  1. Great concept! :-) Duncan

    Duncan Caratacus Clark

    I would like to share with you my free Fine Art Photography Research:

    http://duncanclark.prosite.com/16758/research

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  2. This is great Mr.!!

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  3. Hello Moritz,

    Im a photographer and editor of a online magazine in Brazil. How can i send you information about open calls to be published in your blog?

    Thank you!

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    • Dear Felipe, I will invite you as a co-author and ordinary seaman on the Ship, so you can post things that are of interest for our readers. Welcome aboard, mate!

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    • Felipe,

      I am moving to Brazil this year! (from Los Angeles)
      What is your online magazine called?

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  4. Best Curator Ship,
    I would like to send you some information about a Scholarship we’re offering in LENS Escuela de Fotografía y Vídeo (Madrid). Deadline of the call: 30 april 2012.
    You can find all the information on: http://lensfotografia.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/beca-lens-de-fotografia-2012-participa/.
    I can also send you the information in english if needed.
    Best regards,
    Nastassia.

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  5. MORITZ I love THE CONCEPT IS SO CLEAN and its has such of good content …my friends from The Lunch Box Gallery Miami told me about the blog -AMAZING- I am the founder of an art magazine IRREVERSIBLE and art projects (www.irreversiblemagazine.com) I would love for us to partner and exchange info and links to our sites, blogs and everything we could think of…I taget the world and we do huge cultural exchanges…please visit http://www.giantsinthecity.com

    I am sending out a CALL FOR ARTISTS for our COVER DEC 2012 Limited Edition
    how can I post this info?

    thank you and what an excellent idea…congrats FROM Miami!

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    • Thank you for the flowers!!

      Just send me the information to moritzbarcelona(at)gmail and we will post it … if it’s worth it ;-)
      Seriously: Please provide the information (and the proposal for collaboration) and we will evaluate it, and then get back to you. And, again, thank you for your kind words! Moritz

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  6. Looking forward to following and taking part in the adventures of the Curator Ship.

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  7. Hi, Moritz. Thanks for an informative and useful blog…:)

    I am Co-Director of Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program, which was the first low-residency program of its kind when established in the mid-90s. Our program and its activities appeal to anyone interested in interdisciplinary arts praxis and/or education, whether visual, performative or otherwise. Could we somehow get the occasional notice on application deadlines or events posted on your blog? Would be much appreciated.

    Peace,

    Michael

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    • Dear Michael,

      maybe I am mistaken, but your program seems to be an educational program with some days onsite, correct?

      You will understand that we cannot make publicity for your course. Rather, you can send us more information on grants and scholarships for the program, with their respective deadlines, such as the ones you have listed at http://www.goddard.edu/admissions/goddard-scholarships

      Best regards, Moritz

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  8. rosalind williams

    December 18, 2013

    I’d like tobe considered for a galley position. I think I can cook up some pretty interesting dishes.
    Congratulations and good luck.
    Rosalind

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    • Welcome aboard, Rosalind. I cleaned up the galley, as much as I could. Still a lot of empty bottles in the recycling bin (left behind by my cousin, Captain Morgan, the other night) and some dirty dishes in the sink, but a lot better than it used to be. So, when shall we start?

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  9. Hola Moritz,

    Nos gustaría informaros de nuestra convocatoria de residencias / espacios de trabajo para artistas, cuya deadline es el próximo 10 de enero. Si pudierais publicar las bases en Curatorship os estaríamos muy agradecidos. Podéis encontrar información aquí:

    http://santandreucontemporani.org/ca/activitats/convocatoria-sant-andreu-contemporani-programa-de-residencies2014

    Mil gracias!

    Sant Andreu Contemporani

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  10. open call for the 21° Course in Curatorial Practice Venice – for more information:
    http://www.corsocuratori.com

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xyrlq7ebml58fia/information.pdf

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  11. CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

    Conference Name: Photography’s Shifting Terrain: Emerging Histories & New Practices
    Place: New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Date: March 8-10, 2015

    Language of Papers & Presentations: English

    Conference description:
    Photography’s Shifting Terrain: Emerging Histories & New Practices

    Our understanding of the histories and practices of photography is changing as more and more critical attention is being paid to photographic cultures from outside of Europe and North America, and to new forms and functions emergent in a variety of contemporary social and political contexts and digital formats. This conference will bring together up to forty scholars, photographers, curators and archivists from around the world in order to undertake new explorations of photography’s past and its present.

    Models for global, regional and local histories of photography are being rethought as a growing number of case studies develop our knowledge of previously unexamined or little known traditions as well as individual photographers. New visual vocabularies and practices are being constructed in vernacular, documentary and fine art forms; the same vocabularies and practices can also challenge these very categories and are often characterized by a turn to local histories and mythologies and personal experiences and needs. Emergent nations and cultural groups are using photography to construct their own histories and a sense of shared cultural heritage. At the same time, both photographers and photographs increasingly move between cultures, and the space between the local and the global has become a space of situatedness in its own right.

    Documentary photography has been the object of critique but photography committed to human rights or ‘peace photography’ is thriving – not just in new forms but also through new strategies of intervention. The concern with aesthetics has similarly been out of favor in some quarters but there is also a renewed interest in the relationship of aesthetics and ethics.

    In such contexts, the work of archives, galleries, photo agencies, festivals and other cultural organizations committed to the photographic image is more important than ever, as is the role of visual education. Where there is little state support for photography, such institutions often carry the responsibility for creating, preserving and disseminating photographic culture.

    These are some of the areas and issues the conference aims to examine. The conference will focus in particular on the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. However, work about and from other regions is also welcomed, as are suggestions for other topics.

    We invite both scholarly papers as well as presentations by those working with photography outside the academy.

    The organizers plan to publish a volume of selected papers and presentations.

    In addition, we would like to gather together important and previously un-translated writings on photography from the non-English-speaking world with a view of publishing an anthology in English. We would very much welcome suggestions and contributions in this area.

    *****

    Funding & Organization:

    All travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses will be covered for all participants presenting at the conference.

    The conference is funded and hosted by the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute. It is organized in collaboration with the Arab Image Foundation.

    Principal organizers:

    Shamoon Zamir
    Associate Professor of Literature & Visual Studies, NYUAD, and Director of Akkasah: Center for Photography at NYUAD.

    Issam Nassar
    Professor of Middle East History and Member, Arab Image Foundation

    *****

    Suggested topics:

    Possible topics for proposals include, but are not limited to:

    • New visual vocabularies in photography
    • Archives & archival practices
    • Alternative histories of photography
    • Photography & human rights / “Peace Photography”
    • Photography and history
    • Photography and aesthetics
    • Cross-cultural encounters & movements
    • Photographic genres, modes and audiences
    • Image & text / the photobook

    *****

    Proposal guidelines, submission process & schedule:

    Proposals for papers or presentations, or for panels should provide as much detail as possible but should not exceed 500 words.

    Proposals will be reviewed by the principal organizers and an advisory committee.

    All papers and presentations will be 20 minutes.

    Submit a 500 word abstract and a 150 word biographical note to:
    Özge Calafato
    ozge.calafato@nyu.edu
    Proposals should be submitted in the following format:

    Name of the author(s)
    Telephone and e-mail address
    Affiliation
    Title of proposal
    Body of proposal

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: October 3, 2014

    You will be notified by November 7, 2014 regarding the status of your proposal.

    *****

    Contact & Link:
    For further information on the conference, please contact:

    Shamoon Zamir
    Arts and Humanities, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    shamoon.zamir@nyu.edu

    Details of the conference and the call for papers & presentations are also available at:

    http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-research/akkasah/call-for-papers-presentations.html

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  13. Summer school in Curatorial Studies Venice – Open call
    8th June – 30th September 2015
    The School for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those interested and passionate in art, graduated students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The School’s teaching staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience. Among them: Agnes Kohlmeyer (curator), Angela Vettese (art critic), Luca Massimo Barbero (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Francesca Colasante (Foundation Pinault), Andrea Goffo (Found. Prada), Tommaso Speretta.

    The program:
    The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the 56th International Art Biennale of Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to Exhibition Management. The students will participate in weekly activities, such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops. The program culminates with the set up of the exhibition and the publication of a printed catalogue.
    The Summer School includes visits of specific art venues all over the city of Venice during the 56th International Art Biennale. A series of selected case studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the development of contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific theoretical lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical lectures, a series of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students to the work of critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the different aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility of a gallery training and of setting up together – with one of our tutors, their exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.
    The first module:
    June 8 – August 8, 2015
    The first module involves 350 contact hours:

    1. History of Curatorial Practices
    2. Exhibition Design
    3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
    4. Contemporary Art History
    5. Cultural Events Management and Organization
    6. Curating Exhibitions
    7. Fine Arts Management.
    8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop
    9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop
    10. New Media and Digital Technologies
    11. Workshop on Critical Writing
    12. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the 56th International Art Biennale

    The second module:
    August 19 – September 21, 2015
    The second module is dedicated to researching and structuring the final project. The work will be discussed with the curators and project managers during several meetings hold once and twice a week. The weekly overhauls are moments of confrontation and examination of the theoretical and practical work produced by the students through autonomous research. During this period of time the students will have to face practical duties, such as coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies, promoting and curating the final publication.

    The third module:
    September 24 – 30, 2014
    The last part of the course lies in the production of the event. During this period of time all the work concerning the final event will take place. The students will coordinate the arrival and the display of the works of art and supervise all the different aspects related to the event, such as promotion, organization, last details about the publication, opening. After the presentation to the public, the student will be given the tools to professionally document the event.

    Duration and structure

    The course has a duration of 450 hours. The participants will develop themes as well as concepts, organization, acquisition, communication and the concrete implementation of their skills together with the course director and international guests (artists, curators, architects, critics, fine arts scientists and publishers of art journals).

    Application deadline: March, 31th 2015.
    The application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 31th 2015) of the Curatorial Program to:
    Xac – School for Curatorial Studies
    San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice
    Email: curatorialschool@gmail.com
    Tel: +39 3477122456
    The application form can be downloaded at http://www.corsocuratori.com, where you can find more information about our curatorial program and your stay in Venice.
    Information:

    Press office:Sara Benetti
    info@corsocuratori.com

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