What does it mean to be a curator: to call and respond, to wait and wait upon, to exercise and receive hospitality, to recognize and be recognized?
In collaboration with Vancouver Art Gallery, 221A, and the BC Creative Economy Strategy, our Faculty of Culture + Community is delighted to convene a lecture series on the occasion of the inaugural local art triennial Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures. We will welcome international curators from a range of cultural institutions to share their curatorial research and vision in the context of globalization towards examining the complexities of intercultural mutualities and rendering intelligible and generative curatorship, widely construed, as excitable anticipation.
This special lecture series is open to the public and will take place in our Lecture Theatre every Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. this semester.
Thursdays in February and March will see Mai Abu Eldahab, Myriam Ben Salah, Richard Birkett, Kari Conte, Dorothée Dupuis, Alex Klein, Sohrab Mohebi, and Stephanie Smith speak about curating as care-giving, decolonization, disobedience, geo-spatial figuration, and arising themes that quiz and vex local, cosmopolitan, and cosmopolitical aesthetics.
Do join us for a journey through current critical and cultural practices in curatorship. Please mark your calendars now, and hope to see you on a Thursday afternoon!