The Art of Curating Spring 2012 - Syllabus

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All required readings are in the course packet.

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 (2:45pm).

Feb 7: Curating (Meet at 135 Thayer)

Wiki Workshop.
Tour Granoff with Chira Delsesto.
Work on Granoff Exhibition.
Discuss:
+ Kate Fowle: "Who Cares: Understanding the Role of the Curator Today," 2007. 
+ Carol Thea: “Here Time Becomes Space: A Conversation with Harald Szeemann,” 2001.
+ Hans-Ulrich Obrist: Interviews with Lucy Lippard, 2007.
+ Schaffner, Ingrid. "Wall Text," 2007.

Recommended reading:
+ Mary Jane Jacob, "Making Space for Art," 2007.

Feb 14: Selection

Select work for Granoff Exhibition
Read these texts, even though we will not have time to discuss them:
+ Göran Schildt: "The Idea of the Museum," 1962.
+ Harold Rosenberg: "The Museum Today," 1973.
+ John Fisher: "mUSEums," 1988.

Feb 21: No Class (Long Weekend)

Read these texts, even though we will not have time to discuss them:
+ Howard S. Becker: "Art as Collective Action," 1974.
+ Julian Stallabrass: "A Zone of Freedom?" 2004.

Feb 22 (Wednesday): Granoff installation can begin

Feb 28: Installation

Work on Granoff Installation

March 6: Granoff Exhibition Critique

3:00 - Judith Tannenbaum

March 8 or March 9: Closing reception

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

March 13: Alternative Spaces

Presentations 1-3: Cassie, Caroline, Ethan
Discuss:
+ Julie Ault: “Of Several Minds Over Time,” 2010.
+ Pablo Helguera: “Alternative Time and Instant Audience (The Public Program as an Alternative Space,” 2010.
Start thinking about Curious Propositions

March 20: Institutional Critique

Presentations 4-6: Stas, Alessandra, Atilio
Discuss:
+ Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel, "Cultural Works and Cultivated Disposition," 1969. 
+ Douglas Crimp: "On the Museum's Ruins," 1980.
+ Alexander Alberro: "Institutions, Critique, and Institutional Critique," 2009.
+ Hennesy Youngman, "Art Thoughtz: Institutional Critique," 2011.
Recommended:
+ Gerald Rauning (ed.): Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique, 2009.

Mar 27: No Class (Spring Break)

April 3: Curious Propositions

April 10: Biennials

Presentations 7-9: Jessica, Ora, Rob
Discuss:
+ Sarah Thornton, "The Biennale," 2008.
+ Pascal Gielen, “The Biennale: A Post-Institution for Immaterial Labor,” 2009.

April 17: Curating (New) Media Art

Presentations 10-11: Madeline, Evan, Maria

Discuss:
+ Chrissie Iles, "Keeping Time: On Collecting Film and Video Art in the Museum,” 2007.
+ Joasia Kryza, "Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems," 2006.
+ Steve Dietz, "Curating Net Art: A Field Guide," 2008.

April 24: No Class

May 1: No Class

May 8: Walking the Line Critique

Presentations 12-14: Stephanie, Yo-e


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