November 7, 2010 - Zabludowicz Collection - Curatorial Open 2011
November 7, 2010

Curatorial Open 2011

Installation view of “The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place” at Zabludowicz Collection, London, February – June 2010.
Photo by Thierry Bal.

Curatorial Open 2011

The Zabludowicz Collection is delighted to announce the launch of the Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open, a major new opportunity to work with a contemporary art collection of international repute.

Continuing its commitment to working with emerging artists and curators, the Zabludowicz Collection has launched an annual initiative to encourage and support experimental curatorial practice. The Curatorial Open invites curators and creative professionals to engage with the Collection and propose a project for public exhibition at 176 Prince of Wales Road in July-August 2011, with an accompanying publication and programme of events. The Curatorial Open seeks to actively engage new voices in the discussion around works in the Zabludowicz Collection, encouraging points of view from a variety of disciplines and transcending the confines of contemporary art curating.

Successful proposals will be selected in February 2011 by a panel of judges composed of Lisa Le Feuvre (Curator, British Art Show 2010), James Lingwood (Director, Artangel), Mark Rappolt (Editor, Art Review) and Anita Zabludowicz (Founder, Zabludowicz Collection).

This initiative builds upon the Zabludowicz Collection’s existing commitment to experimental curatorial practices, including previous projects with international curators and curating students such as The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place with Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Past-Forward with Vincent Honoré and the annual Testing Ground programme produced in collaboration with the MA curating students from the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London.

Exhibition identity and publication design by The Entente.
The Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open is presented in association with Art Review.

Notes to editors

The Zabludowicz Collection is dedicated to bringing emerging art to new audiences and actively supporting arts organisations and artists. It was founded by Poju and Anita Zabludowicz in 1994, and contains over 2000 works by over 500 artists, spanning 40 years of art production. Its focus is on emerging art from the late 20th century to the present day. Since 2007 it has run an exhibition space in a former Methodist Chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road in north London, working with artists, curators and works in the Zabludowicz Collection to produce exhibitions which examine contemporary art practice and the Collection in a public forum and respond to the unusual exhibition space at 176 Prince of Wales Road. The Collection also exhibits in permanent venues in the USA and Finland.

The current exhibition at 176 Prince of Wales Road is Toby Ziegler: The Alienation of Objects (7 October – 12 December). Ziegler’s solo exhibition marks the third anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection at 176 and coincides with the redesigned gallery foyer, café and library. The café and foyer have been designed by Michael Marriott. October also sees the first SUNDAY fair in London, for which the Zabludowicz Collection are founding sponsors.

The exhibition programme at 176 Prince of Wales Road is split into seasons:
Spring – Collection Exhibition curated by the Collection’s curators Elizabeth Neilson and Ellen Mara De Wachter.
SummerZabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open. 2011 sees the first exhibitions produced as part of this new open call competition for international curators to work with the Zabludowicz Collection.
Autumn – Large scale solo exhibition and commission; an artist is invited to produce a new body of work and select works from the Collection to be shown alongside.
Winter – Testing Ground: projects with London’s art schools. In 2011 this will include the annual Future Map 10 exhibition for University of Arts London graduates and the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize for a graduating student as well as exhibitions by curatorial students from the MA courses at The Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College.

Zabludowicz Collection Visitor Information:
Address: 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm or by appointment
Admission Free
+44 (0)20 7428 8940

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