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November 18th, Chicago: Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob “Thinking Contemporary Curating”

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob Thinking Contemporary Curating
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Free with museum admission.

“Renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith discusses his book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, with Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking—or insight—that underpins it. In five essays, Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. A book signing follows their conversation.”

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611  [map]

Deadline March 2nd: NARS Foundation emerging Curator Call 2012

New York Artist Residency & Studios Foundation
Call for Entries: Emerging Curator 2012
Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012
Application Fee: $10

“The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its second annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for a young-in-career curator to present a group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for artists and curators to experiment and exchange ideas. The curator is provided with exhibition space and administrative support to present innovative ideas and artworks in a unique gallery surrounded by an artist community and studios.

Applicants must submit a completed application form including a detailed exhibition proposal, a printed copy of the curator’s C.V. and the following information on a CD or DVD.  Applicants will be notified by email in late March.

Download Application Form and Guidelines for more information.

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