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Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and Schering Stiftung invite up-and-coming curators to apply to take part in the third workshop held by SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network. The network is moderated by an international team of curators, artists, scientists, and other experts, including the jury members Anselm Franke (curator and Head of the Department of Visual Arts and Film, HKW, Berlin), Chus Martínez (curator and Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel), Cord Riechelmann (biologist, philosopher, journalist, Berlin), and Rachel Mayeri (artist, Los Angeles). This third workshop will focus on modes of interaction between science and art, with a special thematic emphasis on “Ape Culture” and the human/animal relationship. Among other questions, it will address how scientific topics and methodologies can be approached by curators.
The Curators’ Workshop 2015 (June 30 – July 4, 2015) takes place in the context of the thematic exhibition “Ape Culture”, curated by Anselm Franke and Hila Peleg at HKW. The exhibition traces the long cultural and scientific obsession with humanity’s closest relatives.
Visits to contemporary art galleries, museums, and project spaces as well as science museums will bring SYNAPSE participants into contact with the Berlin art scene.
An international jury will review the applications and determine the ten selected participants by the end of February 2015. Participation in all workshop activities is compulsory and free of charge. Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Schering Stiftung will cover travel and accommodation as well as food during workshop hours.
Deadline: 20 January 2015
The International Curators’ Network
Curators’ Workshop 2015
30 June - 4 July 2015
Deadline for applicaltions:
20 January 2015