Curating Contemporary Art – In Practice

Learn how to approach artists, discuss their practice within a studio visit situation, disseminate key information surrounding the artist’s work into various media, propose ideas for staging an exhibition and ultimately build an exhibition proposal of a professional standard...

Taught by: Lynton Talbot.

Description

Learn how to approach artists, discuss their practice within a studio visit situation, disseminate key information surrounding the artist’s work into various media, propose ideas for staging an exhibition and ultimately build an exhibition proposal of a professional standard. Where the Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions gets to the heart of understanding a contemporary definition of the term ‘curating’, through lectures on key historic moments, this course delves into practical applications. With support from your tutor, you will turn your previous knowledge into a resource for making a self-initiated and practically driven proposal for an exhibition. Using a proposal for a project, based on your own research, you will be guided through the process of turning an idea into an industry standard level of exhibition proposal.

Course Outcomes
This course will give you the practical experience of meeting artists’ in their studio, transforming an initial concept into a fully functioning exhibition proposal. The course will offer a professional standard of experience at all stages of proposing a self-initiated idea. This will include refining the idea, conceptually positioning key themes into understandable narratives, working on realistic budgets, writing press releases, formatting proposal documents, compiling artist CV’s and all the necessary stages in completing a working proposal that can be taken forward to professional platforms.

Who Should Attend
Designed as a follow on course to the Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions. It is preferable that students have attended this introductory course – or have some prior experience in this area. Suitable for anyone interested in the display, site and context of contemporary art with a desire to work within the exhibitions field. An educational background in either fine art or art history is preferred but not mandatory. A broad interest of contemporary art practice is desirable in order to get the most from this course. You will also need to arrive with an initial idea for an exhibition proposal which will be progressed and refined through the duration of the course.

Course Level
Intermediate

Tutor information

Lynton Talbot graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a BA in fine art. A co-founder of the London based project space RUN, Lynton has been working with emerging artists and independently curating exhibitions since 2006. Gaining professional experience with galleries such as Laure Genillard and Lisson Gallery, Lynton now holds the position of touring exhibitions manager at the Barbican, London. Lynton returned to education to study Architecture at Westminster University and has subsequently been a visiting tutor at Chelsea College of Arts and associate lecturer on the MA Curating and Collections programme. He is also a co-director and founder of Hanway Place, a project space in the west end of London.

Materials

Please bring the following on your first day:

  • A notebook and pen (laptop if preferred).

  • Initial ideas for an exhibition you wish to produce. These self-generated ideas will be developed into a working proposal through the duration of the course.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
27/03/2017 - 30/03/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
25/09/2017 - 28/09/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket