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Building Bridges: Curatorial Education and Professional Paths

14 May 2016 @ 14:00 - 15 May 2016 @ 17:00

SYMPOSIUM

14 – 15 May 2016
Auditorium
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Celebrating 10 years of its Residency for Young Curators, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo promotes an international symposium on curatorial practices, training programmes and career opportunities for new generations of curators. The event is organised in collaboration with Compagnia di San Paolo, who supports the Residency programme since its first edition in 2007.
30 years have elapsed since the launch of the very first curator courses, and today the international training programme offer is a very broad and varied one, including academic courses and independent study programmes offered by institutions. What is less studied is the critical transition stage from the school setting to the art world: what options can be provided to young curators, who are well-equipped from the point of view of theory, yet often lack professional experience? Which tools, institutional programmes, and independent initiatives are more interesting to analyze in this respect? Are schools and exhibiting institutions talking often enough to one another, both on a theoretical and on an operative level?
The symposium will see the participation of directors from some of the foremost curatorial schools worldwide, of museum directors and curators who will be asked to share their reflections on these topics, comparing their respective positions within the system and the most significant case histories.
The second part of the symposium will focus on the experience of the Young Curators Residency Programme of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Launched in 2007, the programme welcomes each year 3 alumni from international curatorial courses, and gives them the opportunity to take a study trip across Italy, with the aim of co-curating a final exhibition to be held in the building of the Foundation. Designed as a bridge between training and profession, the residency has the twofold objective of promoting the knowledge of contemporary art and providing a platform for experimentation, along with the tools for creating a curatorial project.
Through the voices of the protagonists, some of them curators who took part in the various editions of the Residency, or artists featured in the exhibitions, we will review 10 years in Italian art, as it has been received and portrayed in as many shows, which form an archive of artistic approaches and innovative curatorial practices.

INFO

The Symposium will take place in the Auditorium of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Via Modane 16, Turin. The talks will be held in English; a translation service will be provided. Participation is free but booking is required due to limited seating.
For information, booking and logistic support to groups, please contact the organization.
exhibition@fsrr.org / +39.0113797603
www.fsrr.org / www.fsrr.org/ycrp

Schedule

Saturday 14 May 2016
2.00
Institutional welcomes
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

2.30
Introduction
Irene Calderoni

Keynote Speech
Francesco Bonami

3.00
Round Table
Thinking about each other. How do schools and institutions consider each other a relevant counterpart
– Fostering singularities vs training professionals. How curatorial education is structured to deal with this polarity
Participants: Tom Eccles, Pavel Pyś, Beatrix Ruf, Simon Sheikh
Discussion moderated by: Mark Rappolt

4.30
Pausa

5.00
Round Table
Off the beaten track. Are schools places to invent new institutions?
– One place after another. Residencies and other opportunities for young curators.
Participants: João Laia, Francesco Manacorda, Kate Strain, Joanna Warsza
Discussion moderated by: Mark Rappolt

6.30
Tenzing Barshee, Molly Everett e Dorota Michalska introduce Passo dopo Passo, the final exhibition of the 10th Young Curators Residency Programme

7.00
Exhibition Opening

Sunday 15 May 2016

10.30
Introduction
Lorenzo Balbi

10 years of research on Italian contemporary art
Discussions moderated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol

11.00
1st panel
Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Rosalie Doubal, João Laia, Pavel Pyś, Cesare Pietroiusti, Rä di Martino

13:00 lunch

2:30
2nd panel
Elisa Caldana, Tomaso De Luca, Molly Everett, Chiara Fumai, Riccardo Giacconi, Andrey Parshikov, Kate Strain

5:00 end

SPEAKERS

Lorenzo Balbi
Curator, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Francesco Bonami
Honorary Director, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Elisa Caldana
Artist

Irene Calderoni
Curator, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Stefano Collicelli Cagol
Curator at large, Trondheim Kunstmuseum

Tomaso De Luca
Artist

Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio
Artists

Rosalie Doubal
Curator, Talks and Events, ICA London

Tom Eccles
Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY

Molly Everett
Curator in Residence, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Chiara Fumai
Artist

Riccardo Giacconi
Artist

João Laia
Co-founder, The Green Parrot, Barcellona

Franceco Manacorda
Director, Tate Liverpool

Rä di Martino
Artist

Andrey Parshikov
Independent Curator, Moscow

Cesare Pietroiusti
Artist

Pavel Pyś
Curator, Walker art Center, Minneapolis

Mark Rappolt
Editor-in-Chief, ArtReview

Beatrix Ruf
Director, Steedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Simon Sheikh
Programme Director, MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College, London

Kate Strain
Independent Curator, Dublino

Joanna Warsza
Head, CuratorLab, Konstfack, Stockholm

Details

Start:
14 May 2016 @ 14:00
End:
15 May 2016 @ 17:00