Curatorial Minds Lab duration: February
– May, 2021
Curatorial Minds Lab is bimonthly gathering
(online/on campus) of SMU alumni and current students interested in deepening
their understanding of the historical development of curatorial practices and
the study of contemporary art display theory/practice including exhibition typologies
and curatorial models.
Curatorial Minds Lab will be hosted by the
Hawn Gallery in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library. Using and thinking
about/around the gallery space within a library as a model for curatorial
experimentation within the university and beyond is central to the lab.
We will visit the university libraries, learn about their
collections and manifest new possibilities to intertwine contemporary arts and
experimental artistic practices into already existing discourses.
Curatorial Minds Lab goals:
- Develop a clearer understanding of contemporary curatorial practices and related theoretical positions. - Produce proposals for curatorial projects - Understand strategies to develop exhibitions articulated in the lab. - Be comfortable doing studio visits with local artists. - Identify some of the pathways for becoming an arts curator
- Develop skills of critical analysis and communication. - Develop research skills for searching information on curating
3- 5 Participants will:
in the design and conceptualization of the Curatorial Mind Lab exhibition
space. - Lead
talks with a series of curators (local, regional and international).
proposal for the Pollock Gallery future programming. - Visit
the SMU library collections in depth. - Produce
a collective publication with curatorial proposals.
both online and in person in collective research and conceptualization.
If interested in participating please submit the following:
2-minute video of why would want to be part of the Curatorial Minds Lab cohort
or a 600 word letter of intent.
Please note that curatorial experience is not needed to
participate, but that you have the desire to learn and collaborate with other
minds on how to advance the field of curatorial studies.
Curatorial Minds Lab is a project lead by Sofia Bastidas Vivar, SMU
Pollock Gallery Director. Please submit
your application or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by January