Fondazione Prada – Curate Information Session

December 12, 2013 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CCS Bard Seminar Room 1

Fondazione Prada and Qatar Museums Authority will present Curate – a global competition organized by the two institutions to find new curating talent – at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

The event will take place at CCS Bard on Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 2.30 pm, as part of a series of events for students and teachers promoted by the two organizations in collaboration with leading international universities and art academies specialising in curatorial studies. In this occasion Astrid Welter, Project Director of Fondazione Prada will introduce the activities of the two art institutions, the award, and the application process with the aim of stimulating a discussion with the CSS Bard College students.  

Previous presentations in October and November included the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan, Università luav in Venice, Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, and China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou.

Curate accepts entries online on until 31 December 2013. It opens up and challenges people’s ideas of what an exhibition can be. It will provide one winner with the unprecedented opportunity to curate the exhibition of his/her dreams.

A world-renowned Jury will judge ideas on their creativity and social significance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view. They will be looking for an exemplary exhibition that is both far-sighted and critical to the future. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators, but is open to anyone with a great concept for creative expression, with the emphasis on encouraging young people to compete, whether as individuals or as collaborative groups.

The Jury is: Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums Authority; Miuccia Prada, President, Fondazione Prada; Rem Koolhaas, architect, urban theorist, OMA AMO founder; Nadine Labaki, Lebanese film-maker and actress; Nawal El Moutawakel, Vice President of International Olympic Committee and the first woman from a Muslim majority Country to win an Olympic gold medal; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director, Serpentine Gallery, London.

Twenty finalists will be selected by the Jury on 1 February 2014, and will be showcased on the Curate website, giving an opportunity to the public to respond to and comment on their favourite projects. The winner will be announced on 15 April 2014.

Proposals can be uploaded to the Curate website. The format of the proposal should be a self-made video no longer than two minutes in length, with a one page accompanying text explaining the idea.

As stated by the Curate Jury: “The notion of ‘curating’ no longer belongs just to the museum. With the development of digital and social media, it has now become possible for anyone to participate in the selection, editing and communication of ideas. We hope that people, whatever their age or background, will make the most of the opportunity offered by Curate to think about the future potential of exhibition making, where there are no imposed boundaries to media, scale, content and formats, and ideas, whether from the fields of science or the arts, can come from anywhere.”



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