Practicing Curating

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Practicing Curating
Spring 2023
Taught By: Alhena Katsof
Section: AX

CRN: 2763

Credits: 4

Practicing Curating will offer an in-depth introduction to curatorial practice, examining the art of exhibition-making from a cultural, theoretical, and pragmatic perspective. The course looks at current and historical exhibitions that engage a range of public platforms, as well as curatorial and critical writing practices related to exhibition-making practices. Students will gain hands-on experience in the many aspects of organizing a public project. To accomplish this, the first half of the course will introduce students to critical and curatorial writing practices. We will experiment with various forms of curatorial writing that include exhibition proposals, round table discussions, and exhibition analysis. The second half of the course will focus on the production of a curatorial platform and program, collectively conceived and managed by the student cohort. Project-oriented assignments may include communication with artists, image and caption management, and archival practices. Together we will strategically mobilize resources, platforms and strengths of the university in order to realize our project. Coursework will involve workshopping curatorial processes through activities such as online studio visits, screenings, and research—all of which are an essential part of this class. Prerequisite: Introduction to Art History and Visual Studies or Exhibitions as History. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:44pm EDT 9/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 501
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023