Áron Fenyvesi, Chief curator at Trafó Gallery, Budapest (The Curator Takes Over Consultation*)

22/04/2013, lecture, DigiLab AVU (Assembly Hall), 6pm
23-24/04/2013, consultation, DigiLab AVU (Assembly Hall), 11-5pm

Áron Fenyvesi: Post-documentarism / Lecture
Author is chief curator at Trafó Gallery, Budapest
22/04/2013 6pm
[public presentation and registration for consultations]

Áron Fenyvesi / Consultations
23-24/04/2013 11am-5pm
[limited group of AVU's students]

    Áron Fenyvesi (b. 1983) is a Budapest based curator and art writer. Since 2011 he is the curator of Trafó Gallery, Budapest. Previously he has been active within the Studio of Young Artists’ Association, Budapest. In 2009 he was nominated for the Lorenzo Bonaldi EnterPrize hosted by GAMeC, Bergamo. Fenyvesi curated exhibtions in Hungary and abroad focusing on the local and the regional emerging art scene – his most recent shows were held held in Budapest at Trafó Gallery and Galeria Plan B in Berlin. His essays were lately published in ArtReview and in Roundtable Issue One, e-journal of the Gwangju Biennale 2012.

The 
programme is supported by Higher Education Development Fund (FRVŠ).


*The Curator Takes Over Consultation
There is a conventional question regularly raised at art schools: what was the role and meaning of art in the past and what it is in the present. Lofty answers do not last very long; this is because art always changes regardless never-ending attempts at a permanent definition.

In the connection with the development of discourse about art and its evaluation; it is evident that a successful art school graduate is able, alongside a successful engagement with subject matter, form and technique to present his/her work and lead a confident dialogue. This particular style of a communication can be stereotypically underestimated and sometimes linked to students who allegedly by a confident expression conceal an absence of a ‘real’ content and intellectual ability.

The Curator Takes Over Consultation is designed a series of lectures and consultations with curators for students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The lecture is open to public and each of the each curator will introduce her/his own strategies at the beginning. The second part of the lecture will address contemporary issues that are particular to a curator’s local art scene, which may be a lack of critical discourse, biased outlook or following of one’s own interests.

The objective of two days of consultations (it is necessary to register immediately after the lecture) is to encourage students of AVU to present their art practice to representatives of a curatorial and exhibition system. Consultations will aim to facilitate an open dialogue between students and curators where a shared objective is to discuss points of intersection of their interest.

Published : 14. 04. 2013
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Info, Seminar - PhD

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