The Art of Curating Spring 12 - Syllabus

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Course Packet PDF

Jan 31: Introduction

Review Course Outline and Syllabus.
Look at student work from years past:
+ Left to Chance by Alexandra Chemla
+ Sight Lines by Kimberly Arcand, Montana Blanco, Craig Dermody, and Micah Salkind
+ Green Screen by Jordan Carter, Joe de Jonge, Amy Lehrburger, and Danielle Sheridan
+ Gallery on Foot by Jack Horkings, Hollis Mickey, Sophia Narrett, and Jeff Sanford
+ OSMOSA by Deborah Abramson, Kiera Feldman, and Davis Jung
+ View More Photos of Taylor (8), by Taylor Friedman
Visit Bell Gallery.

Feb 7: Curating (Meet at 135 Thayer)

Wiki Workshop.
Tour Granoff with Chira Delsesto.
Work on Granoff Exhibition.
+ Fowle, Kate. "Who Cares: Understanding the Role of the Curator Today," 2007. 
+ Carolee Thea: “Here Time Becomes Space: A Conversation with Harald Szeemann,” Year? Keep?
+ Hans-Ulrich Obrist: Interviews with Walter Hopps and Lucy Lippard. Year?
+ Mary Jane Jacobs, "Making Space for Art," 2007. Keep?
+ Schaffner, Ingrid. "Wall Text," 2007.

Feb 14: Museums

Presentations 1 & 2:
+ Göran Schildt, "The Idea of the Museum," 1962.
+ Harold Rosenberg, "The Museum Today," 1973.
+ John Fisher, "mUSEums," 1988.
Work on Granoff Exhibition

Feb 21: No Class (Long Weekend)

Read on your own:
+ Becker, Howard S. "Art Worlds and Collective Activity."
+ Julian Stallabrass, "A Zone of Freedom?" 2004.

Feb 22 (Wednesday): Granoff installation begins

Feb 28: Granoff Installation

Work on Granoff Installation

March 6: Granoff Exhibition Critique

March 11 (Sunday): Granoff deinstallation must be finished by 11pm

March 13: Institutional Critique

Presentations 3-5
+ Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel, "Cultural Works and Cultivated Disposition," 1969. 
+ Douglas Crimp," 1980.
+ TK
Start thinking about Curious Propositions

March 20: Alternative Spaces

Presentations 6-8
+ Julie Ault: “Of Several Minds Over Time,” 2010.
+ Pablo Helguera: “Alternative Time and Instant Audience (The Public Program as an Alternative Space,” 2010.

Mar 27: No Class (Spring Break)

April 3: Curious Propositions

April 10: Biennials

Presentations 9 & 10
+ Sarah Thornton, "The Biennale," 2008.
+ Pascal Gielen, “The Biennale: A Post-Institution for Immaterial Labor,” 2009.

April 24: Walking the Line

Presentations 11 & 12
Work on Walking the Line projects

May 1: Walking the Line Critique

May 8: Conclusion

Individual meetings
Course evaluations

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