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The Autumn School of Curating, 2nd edition

«NEW NOW» (online)
Course leader: Adrian Notz (CH)
ECCA – The European Centre for Contemporary Art Cluj-Napoca part of the Cluj Cultural Centre and Art Encounters Foundation Timișoara are looking for participants for the second edition of The Autumn School of Curating, taking place online between November 20 – 30, 2020.
The «NEW NOW» Autumn School of Curating is an engaging ten-day online seminar led by curator Adrian Notz, aiming to give young curators access to an international platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange and learning. Over the course of ten days, the participants will engage in conversation with artists and curators from around the world, who will offer insights on past and present best practices and share methods of presenting and communicating ideas and research topics, as well as possible solutions to problems faced by the art world today, hoping to answer a simple yet urgent question: Where and how can we/art engage?
The courses will tackle the disputed topics that drive contemporary discourse in art, activism and beyond, and attempt to offer a starting point for building a strategy and a vision on what is to be done now and in the future.
«NEW NOW» is the naïve and romantic idea of creating a collective movement full of pathos, aimed at addressing the urgent topics of society nowadays, which is longing for an intimate and gentle healing of individual personalities, but also of our social being as such.
Read a review about The Autumn School of Curating 2020 «NEW NOW», written by Ada Muntean in Revista Arta Online, here.

Invited speakers

Adrian-Notz
Adrian
Notz
Talk topic: «NEW NOW»
talk summary & bio
Joanna-Warsza-photo-Paz-Guevara-
Joanna
Warsza
Talk topic: You will never walk alone. A curatorial presentation by Joanna Warsza in the form of a stroll.
talk summary & bio
Carlos-Amorales-Portrait-copy
Carlos
Amorales
Talk topic: The Happy Uselessness of the Artist
talk summary & bio
Zheng_Bo_portrait_2
Zheng
Bo
Talk topic: Dao is in Weeds
talk summary & bio
tara_lasrado_photo
Tara
Lasrado
Talk topic: Landscapes of (un)learning – on ecology, care and community
talk summary & bio
Ibrahim-Nehma_-by-TANYA-TRABOULSI1
Ibrahim
Nehme
Talk topic: The Possibility of Possibility
talk summary & bio
Heba-Y-Amin
Heba
Y Amin
Talk topic: Female Subjectivities and Technological Dystopias
talk summary & bio

About the organizers

is an independent cultural initiative, founded in 2015, oriented towards supporting the contemporary art scene in Romania. The Foundation’s activities follow three main directions: organizing the Art Encounters Biennial and the permanent exhibitions program, fostering education and audience development through public programs and developing a solid series of artistic and curatorial residencies. The vision of the Art Encounters Foundation is to become a meeting point for people, ideas, cultures, communities, and to create an open platform for contemporary art in connection with both the city of Timișoara and the global art scene. The public is encouraged to explore the field of art and to engage in a permanent knowledge exchange.
ECCA
is the future European Centre for Contemporary Art in Cluj-Napoca, dedicated to researching and promoting artistic processes and works in the fields of visual arts, performing arts and media arts. The project commits to accompany all segments of the public in a journey dedicated to critically exploring and actively involving the contemporary art practice as a model of knowledge production. ECCA is part of Cluj Cultural Center, a non-governmental organization for culture and sustainable development, which believes that culture makes cities present and human. Their mission is to mobilize culture for social transformation and sustainable development.

Calendar

20 Nov

12:50 – 13:00

Introduction by Art Encounters Foundation and Cluj Cultural Centre

13:00 – 14:10

Adrian Notz – «NEW NOW»

14:30 – 15:40

Heba Y Amin – Female Subjectivities and Technological Dystopias

16:00 – 17:10

Carlos Amorales – The Happy Uselessness of the Artist

17:30 – 18:40

Zheng Bo – Dao is in Weeds

18:40

Closing session by Art Encounters Foundation, Cluj Cultural Centre and Adrian Notz

21 Nov

12:50 – 13:00

Introduction by Art Encounters Foundation and Cluj Cultural Centre

13:00 – 14:10

Ibrahim Nehme – The Possibility of Possibility

14:30 – 15:40

Joanna Warsza – You will never walk alone. A curatorial presentation by Joanna Warsza in the form of a stroll.

16:00 – 17:10

Tara Lasrado – Landscapes of (un)learning – on ecology, care and community

17:10

Closing session by Art Encounters Foundation, Cluj Cultural Centre and Adrian Notz

30 Nov

18:00 – 20:00

Public presentation and conclusions of The Autumn School of Curating 2nd edition «NEW NOW»

Target participants
Young professionals in the field of curating and writing, with at least 3 years’ experience in the field.
Previous editions
Learn more about the previous edition here.
Read a review about The Autumn School of Curating 2020 «NEW NOW», written by Ada Muntean in Revista Arta Online, here.
Registration (closed)
The participants of the 2020 edition have been selected and announced on the 10th of November! The «NEW NOW» Autumn School of Curating is free of charge and open to international candidates. The courses will be held in English. Availability for the entire course is required. For any inquiries about the program, please write to us at ecca@cccluj.ro.
Registrations (closed)
October 31, 2020
The selected participants will be announced by November 9, 2020
The participants, together with course-leader Adrian Notz and artist Lara Kelemen created a manifesto about the «NEW NOW» filtered through their own vision, both conceptually and aesthetically.
The «NEW NOW» manifesto took the shape of an interactive website – a card game in which each card represents the imaginative universe and the concerns of the group members regarding the new reality in which we find ourselves. Starting from this year’s ethos: «NEW NOW», the game is composed of images, statements, words, sounds, videos and various other means of curatorial and artistic expression.

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