Curating Global Arts
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4
- Taught in:
- Term 2
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this course a student should be able to:
- critically engage with central debates in transnational curatorial practice, particularly in the context of the arts and music of Asia and Africa.
- demonstrate knowledge of the history of curating international art and music in the twentieth century.
- demonstrate awareness of current exhibitions and institutions dealing with contemporary art and music from Asia and Africa in London.
- demonstrate the skills needed to research and present an exhibition proposal.
- understand the stages, processes and parameters of exhibition production.
- One lecture (2 hours) each week
- One tutorial (1 hour) each week
Scope and syllabus
- Collecting and Modes of Performance and Display (Exhibition Histories Part 1)
- Offsite lecture: Museum
- Post-colonial Exhibitions (Exhibition Histories Part 2)
- Exhibition research, development and production
- Curating the Digital
- Offsite lecture: Art Museum
- Curating Sound and Music
- Offsite lecture: Sound installation or music studio
- Exhibition theory for art and music
- Offsite lecture: Gallery
Method of assessment
- Review of sound installation or visual arts exhibition (1,500 words) - 30%
- Exhibition proposal (for visual arts, moving image and/or sound event)(3,500 words) - 60%
- Group research project, culminating in group presentations. - 10%
- Barker, E (ed) Contemporary Cultures of Display (Yale University Press, 1999)
- Belting, Hans, Andrea Buddensieg, and Peter Weibel, The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds (Karlsruhe, Germany : Cambridge, MA ; London, England: MIT Press, 2013)
- Clifford, James The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth Century Ethnography, Literature and Art (Cambridge MA and London: Harvard University Press 1987)
- Enwezor, Okwui All the World’s Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition. La Biennale Di Venezia, Box edition (Venezia: Marsilio, 2015)
- Enwezor, Okwui Documenta 11: the Catalogue, Ostfildern-Ruit / Hatje Cantz, (London, Arts Book International, 2002)
- Filipovic, Van Hal, and Ovstebo, eds., The Biennial Reader (Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010)
- Ferguson, Bruce, Reesa Greenberg and Sandy Nairne (eds.) Thinking about Exhibitions (Routledge, London, 1997)
- Spring, Christopher James A way of life: considering and curating the Sainsbury African Galleries (Middlesex University PhD thesis, 2015) Available at eprints.mdx.ac.uk
- Weiss, Rachel. Making Art Global: The Third Havana Biennial 1989. (part 1) (London: Afterall Books, 2011)