Exhibition Design - Dubai
Take a tour through the exciting history of exhibition design, which culminates in a series of new and innovative models. These curatorial strategies will not only give you an overall context of exhibition design but are available for you to adapt and modify to your own practice...
Take a tour through the exciting history of exhibition design, which culminates in a series of new and innovative models. These curatorial strategies will not only give you an overall context of exhibition design but are available for you to adapt and modify to your own practice. Alongside the above, your tutor will talk you through the practical and logistical processes involved in staging an exhibition on this three evening course. This course includes a series of lectures on key exhibition designs within the 20th and 21st centuries. It also covers the main areas you need to cover to deliver an exhibition from start to finish. In the practical side of the course, you will be guided through the initial concept and research, moving to agreements, layout and, finally, to the hanging of artworks. We will also advise you on budget considerations, funding and health and safety requirements in public spaces. You will be able to combine your design knowledge acquired on the course with a confidence in the skills you require to bring these into being. As well as developing your knowledge of innovative exhibition design, it's a chance to exchange ideas with the rest of the group. Students are welcome to bring along ideas in relation to future exhibitions that they would like to or will be organising and will be encouraged to engage in group workshops.
You will be capable of organising an exhibition from start to finish, as well as appreciating a successful exhibition design layout. You'll be aware of the procedures between galleries and artists.
Who Should Attend
Artists, emerging curators, crafts people, or anyone eager to learn about the history of exhibition design, contemporary trends and the practical side of organising an exhibition.
Dr Kirsten Cooke is an artist-curator and has co-authored the projects: Material Conjectures, KollActiv and House of Hysteria. This year Cooke completed her PhD in curatorial practice at the University of Reading and she has delivered papers/written texts for projects in London, Paris and LA. Cooke's practice experiments with different forms of staging and deploys architectural environments to choreograph artworks.
Recent exhibitions and projects have been staged at kynastonmcshine (The Old Police Station, London), Beaconsfield (London), Sonce Alexander gallery (LA), and the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris). In 2016, Cooke has staged the exhibition and performance programme Pressure Chamber: Nematodes at ArtLacuna (London) and will be curating the following exhibitions as part of her co-authored projects: Concrete Plastic in September at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LA) and Abandoned Temporary Treatment Facility in October at Beaconsfield (London).
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- Notebook and Pen