The World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing was introduced in 1996/1997 and is still the sole programme in Slovenia aimed towards practical and theoretical education in the field of curatorial practices.
Since 2011 the school programme consists of two years. Programme was conceptualized on the basis of years of research of various curatorial programmes, analysis of curatorial practices, consultations with national and international experts, an evaluation of the past programme, and consideration of effective models of education in contemporary visual art and theories.
School is run by Miha Kelemina (head of the programme), Asta Vrečko, and Lara Plavčak (programme co-workers) with numerous external collaborators, lecturers, and tutors.
The school has two years and consists of several modules.
The first year (January 2021 – June 2021) is dedicated to the acquisition of art-historical, theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills. The lectures are focused on learning about the art system, cultural policies, exhibition history, and the history of curatorial practices. Seminars in the first year are dedicated to critical writing, analysis of artworks, and theory. Curatorial Research concerns practical aspects of a curator’s work.
The second year (September 2021 – June 2022) is dedicated to critical and curatorial studies and practice. The programme includes regular meetings with tutors, studio visits, curatorial mapping, seminars, research work, and practica on the practical work of the curator. Through weekly meetings with tutors Alenka Gregorič, curator and director of Cukrarna, and Vadim Fishkin, artist and lecturer, the participants will conceptualize and prepare an exhibition of contemporary art and its accompanying events.
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