Theory and Curatorial Practices in the Global Art

Training Seminar
Theoretical Sessions: November 5 – December 17, 2014
Practical Sessions: March – May 2015

Direction: Anna Maria Guasch & Martí Peran
Coordination: Christian Alonso, Diana Padrón, Olga Sureda
Presented by: AGI | Art, Globalization, Interculturality
Department of Art History, University of Barcelona
Guest Curators: Pilar Bonet and Conrado Uribe


The research group AGI presents the second edition of the training seminar ON MEDIATION , whose first edition gathered more than 30 participants from 8 different countries who were asked to generate three different curatorial projects in collaboration with the platform iDENSITAT, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies archive, the Fundació Guasch Coranty, and the Cercle Artistic Sant Lluc. These three exhibitions were the outcome of the first edition of a seminar that arises from the need to offer a university training program that is able to provide both theoretical and practical tools for the creation process of an exhibition.

From the research group AGI and as a result of the recent profesionalization of the figure of the curator, we believe it is necessary to detail the results from contemporary curatorial practices understood as a mediation mechanism, ‘thinking beyond the specialized role’ and creating a space for debate ‘on the cultural location of this mediation’ (Lars Bang Larsen & Soren Andresen, 2006).

ON MEDIATION/2 Theory and Curatorial Practices in the Global Art, is a theoretical and practical training seminar, where various perspectives are addressed in order to identify different methodologies to promote the curatorial practice towards a multidisciplinary scenario. Thus, the seminar will be organized through a first theoretical phase of lectures led by curators of recognized international experience and a second practice phase where participants, by previous selection, can develop the ideas put forth by the mentored curatorial projects that will be presented in ADN Platform in May 2015.

This seminar is open to artists, curators, critics, students, researchers and other collectives interested in developing their curatorial concerns beyond the disciplinary scope, deepening the practice of cultural mediation and questioning imposed models. All registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance, online work materials, personalized tutoring and specific monitoring of curatorial projects.


THEORETICAL SESSIONS (November 5 – December 17, 2014)
Hours: 24 hours. Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Faculty of Geography and History. Montalegre, 6. Room 402
Language: Spanish and English (according to the guests)
Registration: 210 € students / 250 € general
Capacity: 35
Registration is open from October 6 in order of reservation. Formalize request by sending a brief CV to

PRACTICAL SESSIONS (March – May, 2015)
Hours: 17 hours. Faculty of Geography and History and espacio ADN Platform (Sant Cugat)
Language: Spanish
Registration: 100 € students / 130 € general
Capacity: limited
Registration starts in February, 2015. To register send a cover letter, CV and certificate of attendance to the Theoretical Session to

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