Gwangju Biennale (South-Korea) initiates International Curator Course (Aug. 24 – Sept. 20, 2009).

The Gwangju Biennale Foundation starts the first edition of the International Curator Course in Gwangju from August 24 to September 20, 2009. The course offers the opportunity to 25 young curators from all over the world to work with internationally renowned visiting professors and curators, dealing with many challenging issues of theoretical and practical aspects of curatorial research, and reviewing the contemporary art as a broadened terrain of culture.
The course consists of lectures, seminars, workshops and practice in preparation of Gwangju Biennale and Gwangju Design Biennale, with an intensive schedule of classes and curatorial administrations led by the visiting professor as well as presentations of the participants’ projects, and visits to artists, designers, museums, galleries and related institutions. The objectives of curatorial course are aiming to: – promote reflections questioning the role of the curator, and research projects in the field of contemporary visual culture; – set up working platforms that may enable participants to develop further curatorial works; – proliferate networking between young creators of the visual art scene and encourage international circulation of cultural projects.

Financed by The Gwangju Biennale Foundation and The Metropolitan City of Gwangju. Chaired by Yongwoo Lee. Directed by Byungsoo Eun (Artistic Director, 2009 Gwangju Design Biennale) and Massimiliano Gioni (Artistic Director, 2010 Gwangju Biennale).
Visiting Professor: Barbara Vanderlinden.

For more information on this edition and future courses: curatorcourse@gb.or.kr

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