OCAT Institute is pleased to announce the official launch of the “2020 Research-Based Curatorial Project.”
The “Research-based exhibition” is a type of art exhibition with specific characteristics and functions. As an institution dedicated to both art research and exhibition, the OCAT Institute has initiated the “research-based exhibition” as an integral part of its annual programs since 2018. The aim is to promote the integration of art and scholarship, and to provide practical opportunities and an interactive platform for scholars and curators in the field of contemporary art and art history.
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2020
1. The submitted proposal shall be “research-based”. Along with other projects initiated by OCAT Institute, through the exploration of modern and contemporary Chinese art, the project aims to establish a paradigm of values, a mechanism of academic study and an alternative approach, oriented by historical research. The content of the projects shall include, but not limited to the following subjects: studies of artists/exhibition cases, art phenomenon or events, art theories; research on a specific genre, such as painting, moving image, architecture, design, sound art, etc.; or research on a specific region. All studies of scholarly merit are welcomed.
2. The submitted proposal shall be original and experimental. We encourage relatively small-scaled and flexible exhibitions.
3. Based on the exhibition in question, objects to be included can range from archives, manuscripts, photographs, publications, artworks, etc. Above all, exhibitions shall emphasize scholarly merits, rather than merely exhibiting artworks.
4. Proposed exhibitions shall be curated and designed according to the provided exhibition spaces of OCAT Institute, which includes both downstairs and ground floor galleries.
5. The proposed exhibitions shall take less than one month to install, with an exhibiting length of 2-3 months.
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