De Appel invites emerging international curators to apply for its renewed ten-month long, full-time educational platform in Amsterdam.
Six emerging curators with various academic and/or experiential backgrounds will be selected to develop projects within the programme’s core theme: de-universalization.
This curatorial prompt offers a conscious rejection of the increasing standardisation of curatorial thinking and explores alternative ways of conceptualizing, developing and implementing exhibitions, performances, public programmes and screenings. Rather than viewing these formats as static notions, the Curatorial Programme approaches them as multifaceted concepts with dynamic definitions that should be constantly extended and adapted.
Parallel to a conversation-based, immersive learning trajectory, the programme expands to an innovative seminar and workshop model resulting in individually developed research and writing assignments, as well as a collective curatorial project hosted at De Appel. The emphasis is on developing critical and experimental curatorial attitudes, and on fostering a self-reflexive and future-oriented ecology of curating.
Deadline 15 January 2018
De Appel Curatorial Programme