Curatorial Conversations: Curating as Social Practice

Curatorial Conversations: Curating as Social Practice
Thursday, March 15th '12 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fox Commons
The Galleries at Moore
and Moore’s BFA in Curatorial Studies invite you to ‘Curatorial Conversations: Curating as Social Practice,’ the next installment in a series of small-group conversations about issues and ideas in contemporary curatorial practice.  Through a sequence of roundtable luncheon discussions led by area curators, critics, artists and cultural workers, we will examine curating as a discursive social space for dialogue and action, and the engagement of curatorial work with issues of cultural urgency. 

CONVERSATION FACILITATORS

SALEM COLLO-JULIN | ARTIST/WRITER

PHILIP GLAHN | ASST PROFESSOR OF CRITICAL STUDIES & AESTHETICS, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

ALEX KLEIN | PROGRAM CURATOR, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

THERESA ROSE | PROJECT MANAGER, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

ANDREW SUGGS | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VOX POPULI

Questions to be considered include:  How can curating function in an open and relational way?  What connections can curatorial work forge with democratic impulses such as the Occupy movement?  What is the relationship between the social outputs of reciprocal artworks and the curator’s role in exhibiting them?  How is the role of the curator redefined within the context of socially engaged art?  How can curators fully contextualize the potential of exhibitions as structures of communication and exchange?

This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, and a reservation is required.

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