De Appel invites emerging international curators to apply for its renewed ten-month long, full-time educational platform in Amsterdam.
Since its inception in 1994, De Appel Curatorial Programme is a prime, internationally respected incentive for the advancement of the theory and practice of curatorial activities, as well as its manifold ideological framings. The programme has under the directorship of Niels Van Tomme continued to pursue these ambitions yet has simultaneously shifted towards a more research-oriented approach. 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 conceptualising, 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: Monday 15 January 2018.
Full information on the opportunity can be found here.