Curatorial Directions 2019

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Over its past iterations in 2015 and 2017, Curatorial Directions has developed into a distinctive and innovative model of curatorial development that nurtures emerging talent, creates supportive and creative networks between curators in Northern Ireland and further afield, and provides a fantastic forum for in-depth thinking around particular elements of contemporary curatorial practice.

Set within the context of On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art, curated by the MAC’s Assistant Curator Clare Gormley and featuring artists Paul Stephen Benjamin, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, Aria Dean, Troy Michie, Arcmanoro Niles and Sable Elyse Smith, this year’s Curatorial Direction’s programme will draw upon the exhibition’s core themes of resistance, social change and the collective conception of radical futures.

The programme invites eight emerging, early-career curators/programmers to engage in an intensive schedule of lectures, discussions, workshops and excursions examining certain key issues and ideas regarding contemporary curatorial practice around the theme of Art Making and Curating in Times of Crisis.

The participants of Curatorial Directions 2019 were: Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell Siobhán Kelly Alessia Cargnelli Camara Taylor Clarissa Aidar Bilal Akkouche Jane Morrow Caimin Walsh.

Period11 Nov 201920 Nov 2019
Event typeCourse
LocationNew York , United States, New YorkShow on map