Call for applications – BAR module: Curating the space / Space for curating, Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Art Factory, Spain
30 November–6 December 2015, Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Art Factory, Barcelona
BAR project takes a step further launching BAR module, a new flexible pedagogical format that aims to create learning opportunities from different topics and dynamics.
The first BAR module: Curating the space / Space for curating highlights the research for a territory of curatorial expression. The program will focus on providing a context for an intensive professional exchange about this very important issue on curatorial work nowadays.
Seeking to create an intimate and informal learning environment, a group of participants will gather international guest curators to think, question and develop ideas on curatorial practice over a period of a week. Following the modus operandi of BAR project, hospitality will be at the core of the program, generating an environment where knowledge transfer occurs from experience, conversation and action.
The program will start with The Walking Tour by BAR project in the city of Barcelona, a selection of guided visits to commercial, institutional and independent spaces, as well as tailor-made meetings with local practitioners. The following days of the program will take place at Fabra i Coats – Barcelona Art Factory. Consisting in daily public lectures and conversations led by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Curator of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, New York), Chus Martínez (Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW, Basel) and Michy Marxuach (Director of Beta-Local, San José), all participants will have the opportunity to present their personal statements and points of view on the subject. Last day at Fabra i Coats will include a public talk among the three guest curators together with other local practitioners, followed by a party. The weekend will be devoted to studio visits with local artists around the city.
Applications must be sent by monday 26th october at 2pm (GMT+1)