Curating on the Move - Hong Kong 2020

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non - textual FormRGC 44 - Performance and participation in exhibits

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2020


Title"Curating on the Move" PhD Workshop
Period13 - 15 March 2020


A Workshop with PhD Students from the Curatorial PhD Programme of the ZhdK and SCM PhD Candidates from Hongkong with focus on methodologies within our research practice.

Curating as agent-
Whether in independent projects and events or in an institutional position, curating has positioned itself worldwide as a powerful agent in social transformation processes, as it increased the awareness and understanding of social situations and demands, of conflicts and negotiations.

In our globalized cultural world, a deep cultural knowledge – locally and globally – by artists and cultural practitioners working in diverse geographical, cultural and social contexts is a central requirement, and therefore, a vibrant net of international practitioners as well as the knowledge and the experience to move in and to be aware of such complex situations is pre-condition in every contemporary curatorial practice. Commited curators as practitioners and researchers are those who are able to initiate, manage, communicate, and implement such projects on different levels. Consequently, it is important for universities worldwide teaching curatorial practice, to offer to their students the necessary skills to engage with a growing network of transnationally working scholars and curators.

The Postgraduate Programme in Curating of the ZHdK, has, traditionally, an international group of students and lecturers, and is therefore in a unique position to take these developments a step further by providing professional training for agents working in contemporary art curating and research in social transformation processes by actively building with partners a network of relevant actors in different regions. This fosters trans-local and transcultural learning formats in real-life through local contexts in a series of practice projects and knowledge production (workshops and conferences). These learning formats are meant to be self-reflective, it considers ones own positions and relations in the art and in society as well as on social situations in the respective environment and therefore opens up for more than one reality.

In these contexts, special attention has to be paid to context awareness, de-colonization processes, working with complexity, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches.

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Curating on the Move - Hong Kong 2020. Richter, Dorothee (Curator); Kolb, Ronald (Curator); Krämer, Harald (Curator) et al.. 2020. Event details: "Curating on the Move" PhD Workshop , Online.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non - textual FormRGC 44 - Performance and participation in exhibits