The World of Art, School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing is the sole program in Slovenia (operating since 1996/1997) aimed towards practical and theoretical education in the field of curatorial practices. It comes out of a premise that future experts need and should be taught the skills and methods, along with gaining knowledge and insight into the critical and theoretical apparatus as all this should eventually help them when tackling the complex matter of contemporary visual arts.
In 2011, we implemented two year school program, which was designed on the basis of several years’ research on various curatorial programs, analysis of curatorial practices, consultations with relevant national and international experts, and an evaluation of the past program and consideration of effective models of education in the field of contemporary visual arts and theories.
After successful conclusion of educating the 15th school generation and twenty years of being active, we returned in January 2017 with a renewed program. Since 2017 the school is run by Miha Kelemina (Head of the Programme) and Lara Plavčak (Programme Coordinator) with numerous external collaborators, lecturers and tutors.
The school has two years (January 2017–June 2017, September 2017–June 2018) and consists of three sets: Lectures, Seminars and Modules and Practical Work.
The first year (January 2017–June 2017) is dedicated to the acquisition of art-historical, theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills. The lectures are focused on learning about art system, cultural policies, exhibition history and 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 curator’s work.
The second year (September 2017–June 2018) is dedicated to critical and curatorial studies and practice. The program includes regular meetings with tutors, studio visits, curatorial mapping, seminars, research work, and modules on the practical work of the curator. Through weekly meetings with tutors Alenka Gregorič and Miran Mohar the participants will conceptualize and prepare an exhibition of contemporary art and its accompanying events.
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