Benedikt Stegmayer, curator at Mannheim-City-Gallery (The Curator Takes Over Consultation*)

05/11/2013, lecture, Klub AVU (-1), 7pm
06-07/10/2013, consultation, DigiLab AVU (Assembly Hall), 11-5pm

    Benedikt Stegmayer: Drawing as Attitude / Lecture
    Author is curator at Mannheim-City-Gallery
    05/11/2013 7pm
    [public presentation and registration for consultations]

    Benedikt Stegmayer / Consultations
    06-07/11/2013 11am-5pm
    [limited group of AVU's students]

The presentation will discuss some recent curatorial projects, especially the exhibition „Drawing as Attitude“ and exploring the medium of drawing. Benedikt Stegmayer will talk about the possibility to curate an exhibition focussing on an old artistic medium which can give new insights. Obviously the question arises if this is possible at all, especially without the backing of a major museum research team.

    Benedikt Stegmayer is a curator, philosopher and art historian. In 2008 he founded the art and art theory publishing house Verlag für zeitgenössische Kunst und Theorie. Since 2011 he is the head of Mannheim-City-Gallery (Stadtgalerie Mannheim). His recent projects include an extensive publication on Fluxus artist Ben Patterson’s performance scores and an exhibition entitled Drawing as Attitude which explores the limits of contemporary drawing.

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 : 24. 10. 2013
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Bio, Info, Conference, Open source, Lecture, Seminar - PhD, Education, Workshops


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