On Mediation/3: Theory and Curatorial Practices in the Global Art

On Mediation/3: Theory and Curatorial Practices in the Global Art

Training Seminar

Theoretical Phase: November 4, 2015 – February 18, 2016
Practical Phase: March – May 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Organizing Team

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

Program

Theoretical Phase

November 4 – February 18, 2016

Direction: Anna Maria Guasch
Coordination: Christian Alonso, Diana Padrón, Olga Sureda

Capacity: 35
30 training hours (10 sessions of three hours each). Mandatory sessions
Locations: Faculty of Geography and History, UB (Montalegre 6, Barcelona), Room 402; Fundació Antoni Tàpies and Arts Santa Mònica

NOVEMBER 4
18:00 – 21:00 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Presentación OM/3: Introducción por Anna Maria Guasch i Martí Peran.
Presentación de la estructura del seminario por parte de los coordinadores y presentación de los participantes.

NOVEMBER 11
18:00 – 21:00 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Sesión a cargo de Anna Maria Guasch y Martí Peran

NOVEMBER 12
18:00 – 21:00 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Taller-laboratorio a cargo de Oriol Fontdevila. Crítico de arte y curador independiente.

NOVEMBER 18
18:00 – 21:00 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Sesión a cargo de Nuria Enguita. Co-editora de la revista Afterall y curadora independiente.
Moderator: Olga Sureda

NOVEMBER 25
15:30 – 18:30 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Sesión a cargo de: Raimundas Malašauskas. Escritor y curador independiente.
Moderator: Christian Alonso

DECEMBER 2
18:00 – 21:00 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Mesa redonda. Prácticas curatoriales desde la autogestión: DAFO, Espai Colona, The Green Parrot y Halfhouse.
Moderator: Olga Sureda

DECEMBER 9
18:00 – 21:00 h / FgH, UB, Aula 402
Sesión a cargo de Orlando Britto. Crítico de arte y curador independiente.
Moderator: Diana Padrón

DECEMBER 17
18:00 – 21:00 h / àngels barcelona-espai 2
Presentación de los proyectos por parte de los alumnos (opcional) ante un comité evaluador. Convite Final de curso.

JANUARY (Fecha a confirmar)
Fundació Antoni Tàpies.
12:00 – 14:00 h / Seminario de trabajo para los participantes de OM/3.
19:00 h / Conferencia por parte de un comisario de reconocido prestigio internacional. El nombre se anunciará oportunamente. Sesión abierta al publico general.

FEBRUARY 18
Arts Santa Mònica.
12:00 – 14:00 h / Seminario de trabajo con Anton Vidokle. Sesión de trabajo para los participantes de OM/3.
19:00 h / Sesión a cargo de Anton Vidokle. Artista, curador y fundador de la revista e-flux. Sesión abierta al publico general.

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.

Workshop: Anton Vidokle

Anton Vidokle is an artist and founder of e-flux. He lives in New York and Berlin. His work has been exhibited in shows such as the Venice Biennale, Lyon Biennial, Dakar Biennale, Lodz Biennale, and at Tate Modern, London; Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; Musée d’art Modern de la Ville de Paris; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; UCLA Hammer, LA; ICA, Boston; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; P.S.1, New York; among others.
www.e-flux.com

Venues

UB, Universitat de Barcelona
Faculty of Geography and History, Classroom 402
Montalegre 6, 08001 Barcelona
www.ub.edu

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Carrer d’Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
www.fundaciotapies.org

Centre d’Art Santa Mònica
La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
www.artssantamonica.gencat.cat

Àngels Barcelona-Espai 2
Calle Pintor Fortuny, 27, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
www.angelsbarcelona.com