The 2nd Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course

The 2nd Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course

Gwangju Biennale

April 14, 2010
The 2nd Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course

August 9 – September 5, 2010

Application deadline: May 4, 2010

Sponsored by The Gwangju Biennale Foundation, The Metropolitan City of Gwangju

The Gwangju Biennale hosts second edition of International Curator Course from August 9 to September 5. The International Curator Course, which drew much attention last year from young curators around the globe, will take place in parallel with the 8th Gwangju Biennale and it will offer ample opportunities to better explore one of the most talked-about events in the art world. The visiting professor for this year’s course will be Dan Cameron, an internationally acclaimed curator and writer from New York.

Dan Cameron is Founder and Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial that produces Prospect New Orleans, a new international biennial whose first edition opened in November 2008. Cameron was Senior Curator at the New Museum from 1995 to 2006, where he curated numerous exhibitions included Carroll Dunham, William Kentridge, Cildo Meireles, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy and Francesco Vezzoli. In 2003 Cameron served as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial, entitled Poetic Justice, and in 2006 he co-organized the 10th Taipei Biennial, Dirty Yoga. He is also a member of the graduate faculty of School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.

In addition to Mr. Cameron, six renowned curators from different continents will be lecturing at the course and helping students gain both hands-on experience and academic knowledge through the in-depth training program.

This year’s course will deal with some of the hottest discourses in the contemporary art and visual culture, such as the emergence of market dominance and the decline of criticism, the diversification and generalization of public art, the rise of visual images and the fall of word, global scale exhibitions so called the exhibitionists’ exhibition, the relationship of technology and visual art and the violence of spectacles.

The participants will have the opportunity to take part in the process of installation of artworks for the biennale under the guidance of artistic director, curators, and artists. They will also be holding discussions on various subjects and making group presentations in the final stage of the course.

To apply for the course, download the application form from the Gwangju Biennale website, fill it out completely, and submit it with the statement of purpose for the application, an updated curriculum vitae, work history, and portfolio if applicable. The panel of five judges who will be reviewing the applicants includes Yongwoo Lee, CEO of the Gwangju Biennale, Massimiliano Gioni, artistic director of the 2010 Gwangju Biennale, HyoSang Seung, artistic director of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, Visiting Professor Dan Cameron, and Lee Bul, artist. The course is open to all regardless of academic background, gender, religion, and nationality. However, since the course aims to give young curators more opportunities to receive in-depth training, an age restriction has been set at 35 and under.

The Gwangju Biennale will grant tuitions for those who are selected to join the course and accommodations will be provided during the entire course in Gwangju. Each participant will be responsible for covering their round trip air tickets to Gwangju and food expenses during the course.

The applications must include

1. Application form
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Postal address:
List of studies/work experiences:

(Please attach your detailed CV to this form.)

2. A copy of the most relevant published texts and reports of realized curatorial projects.

3. A motivational statement illustrating the applicant’s interests and explaining the reason for the application (max 5.000 characters).

Research & Policy Dept./Gwangju Biennale Foundation
211 Biennale 2 Gil, Buk-Gu, Gwangju, 500-070, KOREA
E-mail : [email protected]
Info : Gwangju Biennale Foundation + 82 62 608 4251
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