curatorial intensive

Curating Performance

Program Dates: November 13–22, 2011

Application Deadline: Passed

Organized from November 13–22, 2011 in association with the visual art performance organization Performa, the program will use the Performa 11 biennial (November 1–21, 2011) as a platform to explore how curating performance art is being theorized and implemented today, including logistical and conceptual concerns arising from the commissioning, production, interpretation and documentation of performance art. Working with a faculty that includes leading artists, curators, and historians, by day the 10–14 selected participants will engage in a rigorous schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and advisement sessions to develop individual project proposals. Participants will also have special access to Performa 11 events, including Commissions, Premieres, Projects, and educational programs.

The Curatorial Intensive was developed by ICI’s Executive Director, Kate Fowle, who joined the organization after working as the International Curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Prior to her time in China, Fowle spent 6 years in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts, where she was the director of the MA Program in Curatorial Practice, which she founded in 2002 with Ralph Rugoff.


The Curatorial Intensive is made possible, in part, by grants from Affirmation Arts, the Dedalus Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, James Cohan, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.

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