The Autumn School of Curating, 3rd edition
The Autumn School of Curating is an engaging seven-day seminar led by curator Hajnalka Somogyi, aiming to give young curators access to an international platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange and learning. Over the course of six days, the participants will participate in activities and conversations with international artists and curators on the theme of SELF-ORGANIZATION as a proactive form of institutional critique.
Invited speakers and conversation partners
The Autumn School of Curating is free of charge and open to international candidates
About the organizers
Spending a week or so with my fellow participating curators was incredibly inspiring. I learned a ton from them, both in terms of curatorial practice and thinking but also in terms of the societal conditions in which they operate.
Cluj was for me a place where mittle Europa is not the nostalgic lost concept, but a thriving culture. The experience of running a course at the invitation of CCC made me realise: Contemporary art needs to be like Cluj, the more nationalistic the governments get, the more international we need to stay, in particular the Eastern Europeans who need places to relate to each other, which are not necessarily in the West.
I had the great honor and pleasure to lead the 2020 Autumn School of Curating pandemic edition, which meant, that we met online. This was a great opportunity because the participants were from all over the world, from Bangladesh, Kolkata, Palestine, via Romania to Texas and Colombia. It was a highly inspiring, touching and impressive experience to spend a week together online and to actually be able to form a group and even to some extent change some of the participants lives, works and initiate new projects. Even without being in Cluj or Timisoara I could experience a vibrant and emerging artistic spirit in the Carpoathian vortex and Pannonian basin of which I was and am happy to have tasted it, a bit.
August 24 – September 30, 2021
The selected participants will be announced by October 8, 2021.