Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions One - Dubai

This course aims to introduce to students the enormous scope of contemporary art practice internationally, investigating the role of the curator within this field. From looking into current critical discourse on the subject of curating, to the practical skills that are necessary, the course will focus on the social, political, philosophical and aesthetic concerns that arise from engaging in this area...

Taught by: Meagan Kelly Horsman.

Description

This course aims to introduce to students the enormous scope of contemporary art practice internationally, investigating the role of the curator within this field. From looking into current critical discourse on the subject of curating, to the practical skills that are necessary, the course will focus on the social, political, philosophical and aesthetic concerns that arise from engaging in this area. Through gallery tours to both commercial and independent spaces and meeting with various practitioners in the field students will understand the role curators play in shaping the way we experience contemporary art. We will look at the role of the curator with a practical perspective and approach the subjects of exhibition making, market values, co-ordinating projects and working with artists. We will introduce students to the idea of the curator as a builder of narratives and cultural connections. Through participating in the curation of a group exhibition at the Meem gallery, students will learn how curating can act as a vehicle for exporting contemporary thinking within the visual arts and the broader cultural landscape.

Course Outcomes
On completion of this course students will have an understanding of the role of curator within the context of the contemporary art world. Students will have the skills to engage critically with artworks, understand the specific cultural contexts within which art works are situated Students will also have learned practical skills which will enable them to take themes and ideas forward to ultimately curate an exhibition.

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is interested in the display, site and context of contemporary art and has a desire to work within the exhibitions field is welcome on this course. 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.

Level
Beginner


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Tutor information

Meagan Kelly Horsman graduated from the University of Glasgow with a MA in Art History, with a particular focus in modern and contemporary American art. Moving from London to Dubai in 2010 with Bonhams auctioneers, she has since curated numerous exhibitions and awards, both in the UAE and internationally, with a particular interest in art from the MENA region. Meagan currently holds the position of Business Development Director at Meem Gallery, and previously acted as the Director of XVA Gallery.

Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day: 

  • A notepad and pen for taking notes or a laptop if preferred
  • Recommended reading: The Curators Handbook by Adrian George

All other materials will be provided during the course.

Students are also asked to prepare a five minute presentation on an exhibition that has interested them.





Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
29/01/2017 - 31/01/2017Sunday - Tuesday09:30 - 16:003 Days£1085Available Dubai, UAE Add to Basket