What does curatorial practice mean within an institution like the MAC? What does it mean within a city like Belfast? How does it relate to practice developing in other parts of the UK or Ireland?
Following an open call for participants, a group of 9 emerging curators from the UK, Ireland and different parts of Europe were selected to be involved in the project – to meet one another and share knowledge and experiences together, as well as work with and learn from a range of other invited curators, artists, and experts from the field of contemporary art.
In Northern Ireland we were delighted to work with the following organisations to explore the current state of curatorial practice here:
- Belfast Exposed, Belfast
- Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
- Ulster Museum, Belfast
- F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge
- Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown
- CCA Derry~Londonderry, Derry
We were also able to collaborate with and/or make visits to the following major institutions further afield as part of the excursions out of the city during the programme:
- MoMA, Warsaw
- The Arts Council Collection, London
- The Whitechapel Gallery, London
- The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Other speakers of note included curator Marta Dziewańska, art writer and critic Gilda Williams, and artist Peter Liversidge.
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This programme has been made possible with the generous support of the...