The Node Center Berlin, has announced The Curatorial Studies Residency Program for 2011, designed for emerging curators who may wish to expand their professional practice in Berlin.
Under the theme “The logic of the limit: transversal curatorial processes”, residents will develop specific theoretical-practical research, exploring curatorial practices that expand their own mechanisms beyond the normal “taxonomic” processes of the art exhibition (i.e., classification, study, and exhibition), generating new discursive possibilities.
Students are expected to take an active role in organizing the program (i.e., managing seminars, workshops, guest lectures, exhibitions, etc.).
Perceiving curatorship as exhibition praxis, this intensive twelve weeklong program will offer direct experimentation with the exhibition methods and processes, and will be complemented with activities such as workshops, seminars, meetings with cultural agents, art shows, and visits to exhibition spaces.
Applicants must hold an academic background in any of the following areas of contemporary art: curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, art management, and/or art production; visual arts, fine arts, arts and new media; or equivalent work experience within an Institution, or with projects developed as an independent curator.
The application form must be submited by July 20th 2011, after which an online interview will take place with each applicant.
Tuition fees are as follow: one deposit of €670 by August 16th, and three monthly payments of €750.
English will be used as the working language in The Curatorial Studies Residency at Node Center Berlin, taking place from September 20th to December 16th, 2011.