2018 - 2019
|0897-4007-01||Exhibition and Text|
|FACULTY OF THE ARTS | MUSEOLOGY|
This course aims to outline the connection between the Western tradition of critical thought and the curatorial practice, from the second half of the 20th century onwards: to trace its historical and theoretical origins and understand its influences on the curatorial field. The course's goal is to discern between the academic and curatorial disciplines of thinking and to observe how Academia nourishes curatorial thinking, without forcing its rules upon it. The course will provide students with theoretical, philosophical and practical tools to develop a critical understanding of the term 'exhibition' as a site of discourse and thought, rather than as a purely visual or scholarly event. The study process will focus on acquaintance with contemporary curatorial and philosophical texts, alongside writing exercises, fostering an understanding of writing as a central curatorial practice.