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Curators Workshop for emerging curators/practitioners: Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

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On the occasion of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (June 9 –
September 9, 2018), the curatorial team has invited curators Antonia
Majaca and Sohrab Mohebbi to rethink and expand the format of the Curators
Workshop. After a number of successful, theme based workshops held in
relation to the 4th–9th editions of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary
Art, this iteration, as proposed by the workshop directors, will be
centred on the biennial exhibition itself and encourage a dynamic exchange
with the Berlin Biennale staff, curators, contributors and participants.
In cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation, BMW, Goethe-Institut, and
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Berlin Biennale calls for
applications from emerging curators/practitioners to participate in a
10-day workshop with a group of twelve to fifteen participants.

ON THE "BBX CRIT SESSIONS"

This edition of the Berlin Biennale Curators Workshop takes as its primary
subject matter the parameters, resources and tools offered by the biennial
itself. The program will examine the exhibition as a complex network of
material, political, and aesthetic contingencies. It will focus on its
visible and invisible alliances and relations and use it as a site of
encounter and study. Our 10-day gathering will be comprised of daily crit
sessions involving analysis and discussions about the curatorial
decisions, conceptual constellations and individual artworks in the
exhibition, in addition to close readings of accompanying discursive and
publishing programs. The program will also include in-depth conversations
with the curators, artists, contributors and the audience. The group will
discuss the biennial in the exhibition spaces, seminar rooms, funders'
offices, at the dinner table, and wonder how we left the thunderdome and
ended up on the fury road.

The applicants are invited to express their interest in a text (no more
than 300 words). They are also asked to suggest a text, in any genre,
either authored by themselves or by other authors, and to propose an
artwork or a curatorial project that they believe might be generative for
the meeting in Berlin. The final contours of the workshop program will be
devised by taking into considerations all the materials suggested by the
participants/contributors.

TIMELINE

Applications must arrive by E-mail no later than May 8, 2018. Twelve to
fifteen applicants will be selected by an international jury to
participate. The candidates will be informed about their participation by
the end of May. With the confirmation, they will also receive further
organizational details regarding their travel and accommodation, as well
as additional information on the program. Curators Workshop will take
place between August 30 and September 9, 2018. Exact dates are subject to
change.

Selection Committee (tbc): Gabi Ngcobo/Thiago de Paula Souza (curatorial
team, 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art), Gabriele Horn (director,
Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art), Antonia Majaca (Curators Workshop),
Sohrab Mohebbi (Curators Workshop), Michael M. Thoss (managing director,
Allianz Cultural Foundation), Stefanie Peter (Department of Visual Arts,
Goethe-Institut Zentrale), and Alya Sebti (director, ifa- Galerie Berlin,
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations).

ELIGIBILITY

• The workshop will be conducted in English.
• The application is open for emerging curators/practitioners, without age
limit.
• Some initial experience in presenting contemporary art (such as
exhibition curation, art writing,
organizing discursive events, etc.) is expected.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Please send your application as a single zip file containing individual
files in doc/docx/pdf format. The application should include the following
documents:
• Expression of interest - text of max. 300 words.
• A piece of writing (any genre) authored by the applicant or by another
author.
• One work of art or a curatorial project to be discussed during the
workshop. For application purposes
this should be presented and sent on a single A4 sheet, in a pdf format.
• CV (max. 1 page)
• Contact information: full name, e-mail, phone number, postal address,
and nationality.

Application deadline: 8.5.2018
Application should be sent to: [email protected]

Provided by 10th Berlin Biennale:
• Travel and accommodation expenses
• Per diem

Contact at 10th Berlin Biennale:

Valerie Amend
Project Management Curators Workshop
[email protected]

Krisztina Hunya
Project Management Curators Workshop
[email protected]

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