November 28, 2007 - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Aldrich Calls for an International Curator
November 28, 2007

Aldrich Calls for an International Curator

View from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Camera Obscura, Copyright: smneedham

ALDRICH CALLS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CURATOR:
APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2008

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

www.aldrichart.org

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. Applications are due on Friday, February 15, 2008.

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.

Voice & Void: 2006 Hall Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition curated by Thomas Trummer–the first recipient of the Hall Curatorial Fellowship–is on view at The Aldrich through February 24, 2008. Voice & Void has received reviews in The New York Times and ARTnews. As a result of the exposure Trummer received through the Hall Curatorial Fellowship, he has been selected to work on curatorial projects in Beijing, China; Kiev, Ukraine; Belgrade, Serbia; and New York City. In October he became project manager of the Siemens Art Program, Munich, in charge of worldwide activities in the realm of visual arts.

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 dollars 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 www.aldrichart.org/hallfellowship Questions regarding the Hall Fellowship should be addressed to fellowship@aldrichart.org

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.

THE ALDRICH
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is a non-collecting museum of contemporary art located in Ridgefield Connecticut, USA. Founded in 1964, today’s Aldrich Museum serves as not only a viewing place for contemporary art, but also a venue where art, education, and culture converge to expand traditional ways of thinking. It is suggested that potential applicants should first explore The Aldrich’s Web site to gain a greater understanding of the Museum, its mission, and its programs: www.aldrichart.org Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm.

OUR MISSION
It is the mission of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum to be a national leader in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, a world-class innovator of museum education programs, and a vital cultural resource for our community.

THE PROGRAM
The Hall Curatorial Fellowship program is intended to offer an exceptional opportunity to an international curator to gain curatorial experience in a United States museum setting, and to support the professional development of curators. In order to bring an international perspective to the Museum’s curatorial practice, the Hall Fellow will be primarily responsible for curating an original exhibition in keeping with the Museum’s mission, overseeing its installation at The Aldrich, and the development of appropriate complementary cultural and educational programs. The Hall Curatorial Fellowship program is NOT a residency program.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION: www.aldrichart.org/pdf/HCFguidelinesapp.pdf

Contact: Pamela Ruggio
Phone: 203.438.4519
Email: pruggio@aldrichart.org

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