The Curators‘ Project Tunis 2018
International Curatorial Studies _ Field of Practice: INTERFERENCE Tunis

“The Curators’ Project” is a program of studies and training for artists and creatives, art historians and theorists, cultural producers and activists who aim to improve their skills and competences as producing curators. It is backed with an international network of projects of research, exhibition and discourse with focus on light in visual art. The members of the network will host a variety of fields of practice and debate from a solo internship to collective programs to improve curatorial practice on light in visual art.

Project Phases

(1) Until July 12: Application and matching
(2) Until July 31: Online co-operation with the local team
(3) Until August 1: Arrival in Tunis
(4) From August 1 to September 12: Practice in Tunis with collective research and lectures, workshops and debate, production and documentation
(5) Until October 6: All reports online
(6) Evaluation meeting at one of the next shared exhibitions projects

Participants’ Framework

(1) Participation in the curatorial collectives of INTERFERENCE directed by Bettina Pelz and Aymen Gharbi
(2) Participation in one of the focus teams of the curatorial collective of INTERFERENCE, the focus teams are:
– CANDELA – Light Art in Africa
– Light in Visual Art: Artists’ Groups, Collectives, Movements: France, f.ex. GRAV
– Light in Visual Art: Artists’ Groups, Collectives, Movements: Germany, f.ex. BAUHAUS / ZERO
– Light in Visual Art: Artists’ Groups, Collectives, Movements: United States, f.ex. LIGHT AND SPACE
– Light Art meets Cultural Heritage
(3) Participation in artist’s care
(4) Participation in the artistic production
(5) Participation in communication and pr, including art mediation
(6) Participation in organization and administration

Active participation is required for
_ curatorial development
_ artist’s resources and administration
_ artist’s profile, interview, info art mediation
_ art mediation
_ production
_ hospitality
_ documentation
_ report

The Language

The Curators’ Project is an English-speaking and writing project. In Tunis, knowledge of Tounsi, Arabic and French are welcome.

The Offer

Participation: INTERFERENCE Tunis will accept up to 6 participants
Participation fee: Free for the selected participants

Travel: No travel support
Accommodation: INTERFERENCE offers up to 2 months accommodation, last day of departure: September 15
Catering: From August 31 to September 10: one collective meal daily

The Application

Please send your CV with focus on studies and fields of practice in exhibition making (curatorial / mediation / communication production / documentation / administration) and a letter of motivation to Bettina Pelz and Aymen Gharbi: gps@intunis.net

The Schedule
(might be subject to some changes in the next weeks)

Until July 6
Matching of curator’s tandem

From July 7 to Aug 1
Preparations of text for contexts, artists and sites in online co-operation with local the local team

From July 15 to Aug 1
Arrival in Tunis

THU Aug 1
Introduction workshop _ Explorative Walk of the MEDINA OF TUNIS with DOORA-FEL-HOUMA

FRI Aug 2
Meeting with the curator’s tandem and the context-team: Preparing the presentations for the curators’ hub

SAT Aug 3
INTERFENCE’ Hub: Co-working of all teams

SUN Aug 4
INTERFERENCE GUIDES’ Hub: Short presentations of all the contexts and the artists to the guides

TUE Aug 6
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Local subjects, f.ex. The sites

WED Aug 7
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Cultural heritage: f.ex. UNESCO Parameters

THU Aug 8
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: History of light art: Introduction

SAT Aug 10
INTEFERENCE’ Hub: co-working of all teams

TUE Aug 14
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Local subjects, f. ex. Arts and Crafts

WED Aug 15
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Curatorial concept: f. ex. INTERFERENCE parameters

THU Aug 16
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: History of light art: Influential Artists’ Collectives

SAT Aug 17
INTERFERENCE’ Hub: co-working of all teams

TUE Aug 20
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Local subjects: f. ex. The Metaphor of Light

WED Aug 21
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Artists’ concepts: Presentation of the interviews

THU Aug 22
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: History of light art: Influential Artists’ Collectives

SAT Aug 24
INTEFERENCE’ Hub: co-working of all teams

TUE-THU
THE CURATORS’ SALON – SPACE OF CRITICAL DEBATE: Program

SAT Sept 1
INTERFERENCE’ Hub: co-working of all teams

SUN Sep 2
INTERFERENCE COMMUNITY LAB with all curators, all artists, all mediators, all team

TUE Sept 4
All works finalized

WED Sept 5
General rehearsal

DO–SUN Sept 6 to 9
Exhibition: Guided tours

FR-SUN Sept 7 to 9
Conference

SUN Sep 9
Roundtable: The Curators’ Project

MON-TUE Sept 10 to 11
Take down + documentation

WED Sep 12
Evaluation