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Call for applications – The 2015 International Curatorial Retreat, Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Australia

Call for applications – The 2015 International Curatorial Retreat, Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Australia

Vessel and MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) are pleased to announce the 2015 International Curatorial Retreat, which will take place May 9–13 in and around Bari, Italy.

After three editions of Vessel’s self-organized International Curatorial Workshop, they will collaborate with the Curatorial Practice Program at MADA in Melbourne, Australia, in 2015 to host a new event: the International Curatorial Retreat.

The retreat gathers together a small number of curators selected by open call, Curatorial PhD candidates from MADA, a group of invited tutors, and Vessel and MADA staff. The four-day short course takes as its subject curatorial writing, and will be comprised of workshops, seminars, and presentations led by arts professionals engaged in the theory and practice of writing. For many of us, writing is an active negotiation of issues of translation and knowledge production. The retreat will explore the process of writing, particularly within the framework of what we are calling, with Portuguese sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos « epistemologies of the South. » The event is designed to be a short course, but also a space for retreat. It takes place in Puglia, itself a very special environment, and will encourage conviviality, hospitality and speculative thinking.

Applications due January 10, 2015

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