Paul O’Neill: Did Somebody Say Curating, Again? Recent Turns in Curatorial Practice

Protest is beautiful

Dr. Paul O’Neill is a curator, artist, writer and educator based in New York and Bristol. Currently he is Director of the Graduate Program at the Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in New York. His forthcoming book Curating Research (de Appel and Open Editions) co-edited with Mick Wilson will be published in 2014.

Public Lecture: May 12, 2014, at 7 pm
Public Workshop:
May 13–15, 2014
SCCA Project room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana

Lecture: The Exhibition-as-Medium, the Exhibition-as-Form: Co-productive Exhibition-making and Attentiveness
The group exhibition-form has become the primary site for curatorial experimentation and, as such, represents a relatively new discursive space around artistic practice. Paul O’Neill will look back at some of his exhibitions, and describe how cumulative and expanding exhibition-forms can constitute an investigation into how the curatorial role is made manifest through cohesive and co-operative exhibition-making structures applied during all stages of the exhibition production.

The 3-day workshop will look at recent turns in contemporary curatorial practice. In doing so it will explore certain concepts of the discursive, the durational and the educational turns in contemporary curating. The workshop will address the on-going ‘discursive turn’ in contemporary curating to the more recent ‘educational turn’ in a way that seeks a critical reconstruction of ‘the exhibition’ and ‘the school’ in curating and discursive practices. Workshop application deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014.

The events are part of the 2014 World of Art public programme which is being prepared by the SCCA-Ljubljana  and the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory. More information about both events and workshop registration you will find HERE.