Theory and Curatorial Practices in the Global Art

Training Seminar
Theoretical Sessions: November 4, 2015 – February 18, 2016
Practical Sessions: March – May 2016

Organized by: OM | On Mediation. Platform on Curatorship & Research; AGI | Art, Globalization, Interculturality, Departament d´Història de l’Art, Facultat de Geografia i Història, Universitat de Barcelona. With the Colaboration of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Arts Santa Monica and Àngels Barcelona-Espai 2.
On Mediation / 3 is part of the Research Projects Cartografía Crítica del Arte y la Visualidad en la Era Global: Nuevas Metodologías, Conceptos y Enfoques Analiticos II Parte HAR2013-43122P) and Art, Globalization, Interculturality (Agi/Art) (2014 SGR 1050)
Direction: Anna Maria Guasch & Martí Peran
Coordination: Christian Alonso, Diana Padrón, Olga Sureda


The research group AGI presents the third edition of the training seminar ON MEDIATION/3, whose first two editions gathered more than 60 participants from 11 different countries who were asked to generate four different curatorial projects in collaboration with Cercle Artistic Sant Lluc, the platform iDENSITAT, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies archive, the Fundació Guasch Coranty, and ADN Platform. These projects were the result of 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/3 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 àngels barcelona-espai 2 in the Spring of 2016.

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 4, 2015 – February 18, 2016)
Hours: 30 hours.
Faculty of Geography and History. Montalegre, 6. Room 402
Language: Spanish and English (according to the guests)
Registration: 275 € students / 325 € general
Capacity: 35
Registration is open from October 8 using the following form and by sending a brief CV to

PRACTICAL SESSIONS (March – May, 2016)
Hours: 17 hours. Faculty of Geography and History and àngels barcelona-espai 2, carrer dels Àngels, 16 Barcelona.
Language: Spanish
Registration: 190 € students / 225 € general
Capacity: limited
Registration starts in February, 2015. To register send a cover letter, CV and certificate of attendance to the Theoretical Session.

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