Mira Keratová, curator at Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica (The Curator Takes Over Consultation*)

14/10/2013, lecture, Klub AVU (-1), 7pm
15-16/10/2013, consultation, DigiLab AVU (Assembly Hall), 11-5pm

Mira Keratová: Situationist Models of Communication / Lecture
Author is curator at Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica
14/10/2013 7pm
[public presentation and registration for consultations]

Mira Keratová / Consultations
15-16/10/2013 11am-5pm
[limited group of AVU's students]

The presentation will discuss recent curatorial projects of the monographic retrospective by Ľubomír Ďurček (1948); ‚Situationist Models of Communication’ (Slovakian National Gallery, Bratislava 2013). It will introduce not only the work of the Slovak conceptual artist from the seventies, eighties and the beginning of the nineties, but it will also deal with the background preparations of the large retrospective, research and issues of curatorial and museum practices. These practices direct us to the theme of curating immaterial contextual art, for example never produced script and real life events which exists without artefacts and often only as a ‚potential’. The question remains open about how to curate this kind of art?

    Mira Keratová (1977) is curator and art historian. Some of her recent curatorial projects include research project Working Memory (tranzit, Bratislava 2009) with archive on performative art of so called Czechoslovakian “normalisation”; exhibition The Romance of my Young Days, the Future of my Nostalgia (Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica 2010); Concept of Stano Filko’s installation POST BIGSF BANGSF ARTSF (A Terrible Beauty Is Born. 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon 2011); retrospective of Ľubomír Ďurček, Situational Models of Communication (Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica 2012 and Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava 2013), among others. She was lecturing at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. Currently she is a curator at Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica.

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 : 03. 10. 2013
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Info, Lecture, Seminar - PhD

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