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Symposium to Question How Institutions Think

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Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
12 February 2016

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How do institutional practices shape curatorial, educational and research institutions as well as artistic practices?

That’s the question that staff from our MRes Art: Exhibition Studies and BA and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation courses will be addressing as part of an internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary group of speakers in Arles, France.

Following 2014’s symposium ‘The Future Curatorial What Not and Study What? Conundrum’, ‘How Institutions Think’ is the second symposium in a series addressing the future of curatorial education. Organised collaboratively by the Foundation LUMA, Paul O’Neill and Tom Eccles in partnership with Alison Green, Charles Esche, Lucy Steeds and internationally renowned institutions such as Valad Academy of Arts, Goldsmiths University of London and the V-A-C Foundation.

With an impressive host of speakers including Hans Ulrich Obrist, Keller Easterling, Bassam El Baroni, Binna Choi and Annettte Krauss, the symposium will provide a platform for a global conversation and cross-discipline collaboration to propose new, innovative and emergent forms of institutional and curatorial practice.

“We’ve used the opportunity, at MA CCC, to involve students and staff in a series of discussion groups, both small and big, about the topics on offer and how we think they matter.” – Alison Green

Alongside the conference, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation will be opening up the discussion through a series of local discussions with CSM students and research staff including a joint reading group with students at Bard (New York) and De Appel (Amsterdam) via Skype.

How Institutions Think is taking place from 24 – 27 February, visit the symposium’s website for further information and to register.