Curating has a pivotal position in the art world. It is embedded in the identity and expertise of the museum but is increasingly influential in the commercial sector as well. It influences audiences and collectors, shapes art history and the art market, and has also migrated into the fields of fashion and technology.
How much has this transformed the work and role of the curator, or does their influence still rely on quite traditional forms of expertise? What are the pathways into the profession, and has this historically exclusive field become any more diverse in recent years? How might COVID-19 change and challenge established practices, today, and in the future of curating?
This course is suitable for those who are new to curating as well as those who have some knowledge of the field and wish to understand and respond to change and development.
This Intensive Course consists of live-streamed lectures and discussions. Recordings of the live sessions are accessible anytime during the course via our online learning platform, Canvas.
Students will learn:
- How the term “curator” has changed over time and some of the varied manifestations of curating today.
- To understand developments in the more recent histories of curating, such as the artist as curator and the rise of online exhibition making.
- To evaluate how COVID-19 has affected curating and is likely to influence curating and exhibitions in the future.