Introduction to Curating (Summer Evenings)

What is curating? This course is aimed at people who want to know what's involved in curating exhibitions, art projects or independent events. It looks at the wide range of current curatorial activities and at what a curators work is; it also considers art publications...

Taught by: Jeremy Akerman.

Description

What is curating? This course is aimed at people who want to know what's involved in curating exhibitions, art projects or independent events. It looks at the wide range of current curatorial activities and at what a curators work is; it also considers art publications. The course framework is a series of simple models; including historical examples, making a three-dimensional model, how to structure an application for funding, building a budget and organising marketing plus a guide to the practical aspects of installation. It's run as a mix of group activities, open-ended discussions, presentations and practical instruction. Over the weeks we pick up different ideas and roles within curatorial practice to identify those areas we are most drawn to and investigate what each job involves.Practical help is given on writing, specifically in the area of writing for artists. The course is supported by suggestions for reading and encouragement to see exhibitions and actively critique them. 
The final class concludes with the chance to make a spontaneous display of student's ideas and enjoy a private view together.



Tutor information

Jeremy Akerman is an artist and freelance curator. He is guest curator for the HSBC art collection and a freelance project assessor for Arts Council England. He is co-founder and co-director of Akerman Daly: www.akermandaly.com and the co-editor of Loose Monk; poetry by Fabian Peake, The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and other stories; stories by contemporary UK artists, The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson; art criticism and appreciation and Dust; fiction stories by Paul Rooney.


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • An A4 notebook
  • Pen
  • Experience of a recent visit to an exhibition

Details for booking

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