SAVE THE DATE // Wednesday March, 13th – EUROPEAN CURATORIAL FUTURES – Research Program “Exposition, Écritures, Recherche” // Cité internationale des arts

EUROPEAN CURATORIAL FUTURES – Research Program “Exposition, Écritures, Recherche”
Wednesday March, 13th – 10am > 7pm
Cité internationale des arts – Auditorium


As part of the France – Romania season and in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts, CEA organizes an unique program of meetings and exchanges on curatorial practices in Europe from 12 to 15 March 2019. While promoting the mobility of French curators, we propose a specific program of visits and exchanges on curatorial practices to European curators. With the support of French romanian season, we organise a special program for 3 Romanian curators inviting in Paris for a 4 days-program of studio visits, meetings and for a special day on March, 13th at the Cité internationale des arts in partnership with the Université Paris 8.

In partnership with the Université Paris 8, this event is organised by CEA, French association of curators within the framework of the EUROPEAN CURATORIAL FUTURES program with the support of the season France-Romania.
The “Exposition Écritures Recherche” cycle is the result of collaboration between a professional association of curators (C-E-A) and an academic laboratory (Laboratoire EA 4010: Arts des images et art contemporain (AIAC), Université Paris 8).
It aims to question the exhibition and its research as a writing operation, raising the situations of transition and transgression that it can engender. It invites artists, critics, curators, academics for meetings, conferences-workshops and exhibitions experiments. It takes place at the Cité internationale des arts in december 2018 and in spring 2019.
After a first day organised by the Université Paris 8 with Ensadlab Displays on 17 December 2018, this second day is part of EUROPEAN CURATORIAL FUTURES program in order to open our reflection on curatorial practices in artistic research and training. Our wish is to analyse the contemporary contexts of curatorial activity in the broad sense, but also to develop a prospective approach. In order to consider an axis of work that could enrich experimentation on the practical articulation of art/curatorial practice at the level of research and training.
Coordination: C-E-A (Damien Airault, Marianne Derrien), Université Paris 8 : Laboratoire AIAC (Nathalie Desmet)

>> Morning 10am > 1pm
The morning will be dedicated to the presentation of curatorial projects and devices as well as to an exchange on the issues raised by these new pedagogical and curatorial approaches in Europe. Presentation and exchanges are in English.

Iuliana Dumitru – Tranzit – Romania
Associate Curator, Tranzit in Bucharest was founded in 2012 at the initiative of ERSTE Foundation, becoming thus the fifth member of, a network of independent, non-profit organisations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Slovak Republic. has the particularity of being itself a network, activating in three permanent spaces in the cities of Iasi, Cluj and Bucharest. Through a wide range of activities, experimenting different methodologies of working and collaborating, aims at establishing itself as an innovative platform dedicated to contemporary art. Founded by a collective of curators and artists from Romania (Matei Bejenaru, Livia Pancu, Lia Perjovschi, Attila Tordai-S, Raluca Voinea), aims at encouraging contemporary art practices developed in Romania within different local socio-cultural contexts, through a wide range of activities. Since the beginning of 2018ști launches a more complex program.

Dragos Olea – KILOBASE BUCHAREST : The thrills of clumsy curating – Romania
Member of curatorial collective KILOBASE BUCHAREST with Sandra Demetrescu and Apparatus 22 with Maria Farcas and Erika Olea
An introduction into a set of exhibitions curated / co-curated under the moniker KILOBASE BUCHAREST, “The thrills of clumsy curating” looks at how several peculiar ideas took shape by lending artistic sensibility and by likening exhibition making with (the struggle of) sorting complex equations. Dragos Olea is member of curatorial duo KILOBASE BUCHAREST (w. Sandra Demetrescu) and of transdisciplinary art collective Apparatus 22 (w. Maria Farcas and Erika Olea). KILOBASE BUCHAREST is an artistic project that is moving in between a nomadic art gallery and curatorial unit; it was started at the end of 2010 with visual artist Ioana Nemes and since 2016 is developed together with curator Sandra Demetrescu. KILOBASE BUCHAREST is interested in exploring three main topics: economics, queer and Bucharest.

Veronica Valentini – E.M.M.A – Spain
Curator, founder director at E.M.M.A, mediator for the New Patrons (Nouveaux Commanditaires) in Spain, co-director of BAR project and BAR TOOL, C-E-A member.
E.M.M.A Experimenting Methods and Means in Arts is a non-profit, collaborative and curatorial organization, born in Spain in 2016 from the desire to support and share artistic production’s knowledges and practices. While learning, creating and offering residential opportunities to artists and other cultural producers, E.M.M.A is thought as a place for experimentations, social exchanges and collective experiences that encourages dialogue and exploration in the arts through diverse forms of presences. E.M.M.A works as a self-organized initiative which operates on a international scale providing free learning moments to its guests and publics. The annual roaming program of artistic researches is conceived and curated by Veronica Valentini and developed & co-produced in partnerships with a multiplicity of associates (individuals, nonprofit organizations and institutions) during the project’s conception and production phases. Also, since 2018 E.M.M.A. is one of the art organisations in charge to develop New Patrons in Spain.

Lore Gablier – European Cultural Founadation – Netherlands
curator and Programme Officer at the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam
Lore Gablier studied at the Fine art school in Valence (France) where she graduated in 2004. In 2006, she completed her studies at the curatorial training program of the École du Magasin in Grenoble. She has since curated several exhibitions internationally, and took part in many editorial projects. From 2008 to 2011, she was guest curator and editor at Le Générateur (Paris) where, in 2009, she co-initiated an annual festival of performance art. From 2009 to 2013, she was coordinator of the École du Magasin, and was chief curator at the Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson in Noisiel, France, for the season 2013-2014. Since 2015, she is working as Programme Officer at the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam, a city where she also co-runs an artistic program called La Cocina.

Iragaëlle Monnier – Réseau documents d’artistes – France
A unique and unusual visibility of art scenes
There have been Documents d’artistes projects in the PACA region since 1999, Brittany since 2009, Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes since 2011, and Aquitaine since 2012. Their shared brief involves presenting the work of contemporary artists from different French regions using the online publication of monographic dossiers. These documentary collections, which are accessible to art professionals and amateur art-lovers alike, offer a free digital resource that is at once exponential and commented. The teams are involved on a daily basis with the artists to deal with the documentation of their works on the web and long-term assistance with their careers. They also conduct training and communication programmes to spread the word about the diverse range of art scenes among different kinds of public. With regard to these issues, collaboration with professionals—for whom documentation is a major tool for accessing, transmitting and circulating artistic thinking, be it visual or written—is essential. The Réseau documents d’artistes is involved in a demanding line of thinking about the challenges of representing art on the Internet, and about the evolution of documentary methods, online publishing, and image and information processing. It is regarded as a system that is open to new projects which might see the light of day in other regions in France and abroad, in compliance with shared commitments.
>> 1pm-2.30pm Lunch time (on invitation)
>> Afternoon – 3.30pm – 7pm
The afternoon will be dedicated for reactivating a performative project created by the collective Apparatus 22, Positive Tension (Curating kit).
Booking required (35 persons maximum) by mail with the subject “Curating Kit”.


Positive Tension (on curating) durational performances took place until now at Stedelijk Museum with De Appel CP (Amsterdam), Villa Empain (Brussels), YARAT Academy (Baku), Domino (Cluj), at DuParc Residence (Turin), Salonul de Proiecte (Bucharest) in collaboration with ARC Bucharest &KILOBASE BUCHAREST, ArtPort (Tel Aviv), The Bellas Artes (Manila), /ecm – educating/curating/managing | Universität für angewandte Kunst (Vienna), (Bucharest) in cooperation with french curators association C-E-A., at Closer Art Centre (Kiev) etc.
Apparatus 22 is a transdisciplinary art collective founded in January 2011 by current members Erika Olea, Maria Farcas, Dragos Olea together with Ioana Nemes (1979 – 2011) in Bucharest, Romania. Beginning with 2015 they are working between Brussels and Bucharest.
They see themselves as a collective of dreamers, researchers, poetic activists and (failed) futurologists interested in exploring the intricate relationships between economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, religion and fashion in order to understand contemporary society. A recent topic of research and reflection in the practice of Apparatus 22 is SUPRAINFINIT universe: a world-making attempt to use hope critically in navigating present and future.
In their very diverse works – installations, performances, text based-shapes, reality is mixed with fiction and storytelling and all merge with a critical approach drawing knowledge & experience from design, sociology, literature and economics.
The work of Apparatus 22 was presented in exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia 2013, MUMOK, Vienna (AT), BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Kunsthalle Wien (AT), Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (BE), Brukenthal Museum Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu (RO), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), KunstMuseum Linz (AT), La Triennale di Milano (IT), Loft – Servais Family Collection, Brussels (BE), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Futura, Prague (CZ), Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO), Onomatopee Eindhoven (NL), TIME MACHINE BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND, Konji (BIH), Osage Foundation (Hong Kong), Progetto Diogene, Turin (IT), Closer Art Centre, Kiev (UA), CIAP, Hasselt (BE), Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest (RO), GALLLERIAPIÙ, Bologna (IT); performances at MAK, Vienna (AT), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT), Stedelijk Museum with De Appel CP Amsterdam, (NL), Yarat Academy, Baku (AZ), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Drodesera Festival, Dro (IT), Villa Empain, Brussels (BE) etc.;
Apparatus 22 also works beyond institutions via performances in public spaces, interventions in private spaces and other hybrid forms.

Cité internationale des arts – Auditorium
18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris

This day is organized with the support of the French Institute in Paris and in Romania in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts, the Université Paris 8, the Réseau Documents d’artistes, E.M.M.A,

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