Fieldwork: Reports on Event Curating

Fieldwork: Reports on Event Curating


Gaylet Pot, Auchmithie, Angus. © RCAHMS (licensor)
April 26, 2014
Fieldwork: Reports on Event Curating

June 30–July 2, 2014

Book online by: May 30, 2014

Hospitalfield House
DD11 2NH
Direct trainline from London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh

T 0044 (0)1241 656 124

Reports from Sam Korman, Isla Leaver-Yap, Fionn Meade, Vivian Ziherl

With conversations by Sarah Cook, Gerrie Van Noord

2014 will see the first Hospitalfield international summer school take place from 30 June to 2 July. Hospitalfield have worked with Isla Leaver-Yap to devise and programme this event.

The summer school will start on the evening of Monday, June 30, and continue until the evening of Wednesday, July 2.

Fieldwork: Reports On Event Curating is a three-day conversation to unpack the curatorial presentation of durational art work, namely the event. 

FIELDWORK addresses the mechanics behind event production: the use of the event as a short-circuit within or an alternative to the space of exhibition production; the changing intentions of documentation in shaping the event, both prior to and as postscript; the role of curatorial qualifications and schooling in engendering customised knowledge about and established formats for the event; and the conflicts between the arrival of the event and the location in which it occurs.

With reports by international curators Isla Leaver-Yap, Fionn Meade, Sam Korman, Vivian Ziherl and parallel conversations hosted by Gerrie Van Noord and Sarah Cook that explore the role of the event in local contexts, Fieldwork presents the event as a space of circulation and becoming. 

We are offering camping spaces in Hospitalfield’s beautiful grassy paddock, sheltered by trees and overlooking the sea. The summer school is fully catered with delicious produce from Hospitalfield’s kitchen.


Hospitalfield Arts residencies, summer schools, courses, and residential study visits are now taking bookings for 2014–2016, and are interested in new partnerships. We can collaborate on content and connections if required. 

Hospitalfield Arts is a contemporary art organisation, with a programme of residencies and public events, set within the exceptional heritage environment of Hospitalfield House which was left in trust for the support of artists in 1890. 

In 2014 we are working with contemporary artist, writers and choreographers including Claire Barclay, Janice Parker, Fiona Jardine and Sue Tomkins and in 2015 we will work with Graham Fagen for Scotland’s presentation at the Venice Biennale, and also present a series of four open season events in Arbroath. Hospitalfield House has a long association with contemporary culture from Sir Walter Scott, through to the artist Patrick Allan-Fraser, who was a key figure in our history, and as an art school and residency centre for artists for over 100 years.

For more information about the summer school and to book online visit our website. This summer school is part of our Creative Futures programme for 2014 supported by Creative Scotland.



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