As part of the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA), theValletta 2018 Foundation opened the second edition of its Curatorial School.
-taking place till the 4th September, at the University of Malta Valletta Campus.
The weeklong programme with international curators and academics is intended for practitioners and students from a variety of related areas including curating, fine arts, art education, and history of art. Participants in the course follow a programme of lectures, attend hands on workshops, and are able to present their own curatorial ideas during guided seminars.
-The theme for this year’s programme is Curating: Communities and Contexts, and dealswith the relationship between exhibition, narrative and audience; contextual art; engaging audiences; socially engaged practices in contemporary art; art in public spaces; globalisation and the curatorial field. Some sessions will present individual exhibitions curated by guest speakers and international artists talking about their own practice.
-This year’s curators include Fulya Erdemci (curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial), Simon Sheikh (curator and professor of curating at Goldsmiths in London), Mai Abu ElDahab (curator of Liverpool Biennial 2014), Paul Ardenne (art critic and curator of Luxembourg Pavilion at Venice Biennale, 2015), Bassam el Baroni (curator of EVA Biennial in Limerick, Ireland, in 2014) and Adam Budak (chief curator at the National Gallery in Prague). Other speakers include Lennard Dost (freelance curator and art critic, artistic director of Nieuwe Vide), Mare van Koningsveld (freelance curator), Libia Castro and Olafur Olafsson (artists), Ferhat Özgür (artist), Gail Feigenbaum (associate director at the Getty Research Institute), Leo Delgaauw (scholar), Zineb Sedira (contemporary artist) and Iury Lech (director of MADATAC, Madrid).
FOR MORE INFORMATION ENTER THE PAGE: http://www.viva.org.mt/