Webinar: Art Collection Management Made Simple with Artwork Archive

Art Collection Management Made Simple with Artwork Archive

Wednesday, October 16th at 2pm EST / 11am PST

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bln_kuvwS2q5FY68_yY5vg

It’s our duty to be diligent and attentive stewards of our institution’s art collection. But, these days the tools to manage our cherished objects are outdated, laborious and overpriced. They don’t have to be.

This 30-minute webinar will cover how online art collection management systems like Artwork Archive help academic institutions organize, manage and share their art collection without a team or budget the size of the Met.

Learn how you can:

– track art inventory and locations

– record purchases, donations, and appraisals

– log insurance and maintenance records

– manage loans and contacts

– safeguard images and documents

– create reports and communications

– collaborate across departments

– share and showcase your collection

– upload and migrate your data from old systems


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Curator of Exhibitions – The University of South Carolina

Classification Title: Curator II

College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: CAS McKissick Museums

Advertised Salary Range: $33,494

Advertised Job Summary:

Oversees the intellectual and physical production of exhibits. Initiates and curates exhibits that leverage her/his particular expertise. Facilitates staff and guest-curated exhibits through production schedules, reader response, and editorial input. A Continue reading “Curator of Exhibitions – The University of South Carolina”

Film/Video Curatorial Asst. – The Ohio State University

Department: WCA-Media Arts – Operating

Summary of Duties:

Provides administrative and curatorial support to the Film/Video department, which programs approximately 170 screenings/public programs per year and operates an ongoing residency program that supports approximately 25 filmmakers and video artists per year. Responsible for paying artists and vendors, making travel arrangements for staff and visiting artists, overseeing film shipments, writing promotional copy, researching upcoming programs, booking films, producing film notes for screenings, providing studio archive support, assisting with the maintenance of studio artist apartment as needed, providing artist transportation locally as needed, and developing programs and initiating and coordinating filmmaker visits. Serves as liaison between department and university business departments. Supports outreach initiatives to campus and community groups. Attends and oversees screenings and events on evenings and weekends as needed. Supports resident studio artists on nights and weekends as needed. Represents department at professional events including festivals and conferences. Requires successful completion of a background check prior to employment. Continue reading “Film/Video Curatorial Asst. – The Ohio State University”

Call for Papers: OnCurating, “Extreme”

CFP: OnCurating Issue: Extreme

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019

OnCurating Issue: “Extreme”

Please send proposals (max. 300 words) along with a short biographical note (max. 100 words) to Hadas Kedar: hadaskedar99@gmail.com.
Deadline for sending in proposals: Midnight, 31 October 2019.

“Extreme” is the title of an upcoming issue of OnCurating magazine. This issue is devoted to the exploration of curating, art and culture developed and produced in the extremities of the Earth, within severe societal, land and climate conditions. Among a wide range of topics falling under this heading, the issue will deal with art and culture of subjectivities that inhabit extreme terrains and the threat of cultural erasure under conditions of ongoing colonial rule.

Historically speaking, museums and cultural institutions have in a majority of cases based their initial collections on the cultural looting of colonies of Western empires. Up until this very day, cultural institutions based on the principles of collection and exhibition of objects continue to distribute art originating from subjectivities that are caught up in a colonial narrative. These subjectivities are many times interpellated to become characters in a colonial discourse that concentrates on the ‘the coloniser’ and ‘the colonised’.

Whether the subaltern, the indigenous, the climate migrant or the refugee—the notion of the ‘Other’ supports the linear narrative of colonialism. In a colonial narrative, each side submits to play a limited role. The feminine subject yields even more so to a restricted position. Both colonialism and the traditional family structure are based on patriarchal systems of power. According to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, the native informant(s)—a term that Spivak borrowed from ethnography—is a subject that is not allowed to represent herself but has to be represented. A subject denied her autobiography.

The postcolonial theorist Dipesh Chakrabarty believes that the potential of restitution resides in the margins of the globe. Chakrabarty proposes “provincializing” Europe by exploring the all-encompassing heritage of Western thought and how it “may be renewed from and for the margins.” The awareness of subjectivities living in the margins leads to an understanding of their reciprocal influences on and by the landscape.

According to the philosopher Timothy Morton, our idea of ecology is still deeply rooted in the romantic notion of ‘Nature’. We continue to exclude the effects of technology and industry on our environment. Morton argues that we have to rethink the concepts of ‘nature’ and ‘ecology’ in terms of co-habitation in order to co-exist with other humans and also non-humans or objects. According to Morton, we need to include radiation, smog, noise and chemical pollution in ‘nature’. As he notes: “It is very hard to get used to the idea that the catastrophe, far from being imminent, has already taken place.”

OnCurating invites proposals for written pieces by curators, curatorial teams, artists, art historians and writers for inclusion the issue that will launch in 2020. Contributions may include artwork, research and cultural analyses that discuss power relations on a theoretical level and provide the framework for future curatorial work. Contributions may react to man-induced climatic events; scarcity of resources in the extremities of the Earth; notions of settlement and belonging in the margins; collaborations and alliances between communities in the extremities; contemporary indigeneity; cultural erasure of an original population’s cultural heritage; the politics of waste; performing non-human rights; collaborations and alliances of feminine subjects in extreme societies in the extremities and more.

For this issue the ONCURATING journal will cooperate with the PhD in Practice in Curating, a programme based on a cooperation of the ZHdK and the University of Reading.

About ZHdK
The ZHdK is one of the leading art academies in Europe. The study and research program includes design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theater, transdisciplinarity and mediation. It belongs to the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZFH and is a state university with its own legal personality.

University of Reading and ZHdK
The University of Reading is one of the high ranked universities of the UK. The Department of Art at the University of Reading in collaboration with the ZHdK is offering a new doctoral program for research in and as curatorial and/or artistic practice. The new PhD programme specializes in offering established curators, artists, art critics and designers from all disciplines the critical framework to focus on specific curatorial and cultural research topics in order to earn a Doctorate from the University of Reading through a combined theoretical and practical approach.

About PhD in Practice in Curating
Research Platform for Curatorial Studies, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme. A cooperation of the Department of Art at the University of Reading (UK) with the Postgraduate Programme in Curating at the Department of Cultural Analysis, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK.

CFP: OnCurating Issue: Extreme. In: ArtHist.net, Sep 7, 2019 (accessed Sep 12, 2019), <https://arthist.net/archive/21435>.

SVA Announces Fall Events

The MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts is delighted to present our Fall schedule of special events. All events are free and open to the public. Please join us.

Friday, September 13, 7pm
Historical Wounds and Infinite Repair: Kader Attia in conversation with Brian Kuan Wood
Leading Berlin-based French-Algerian artist Kader Attia speaks with MACP Director of Research Brian Kuan Wood about how social systems and institutions address historical wounds in an infinite process of repair. How can a Paris bar/club such as La Colonie, which Attia founded in 2016, also be a trans-cultural and intergenerational space for decolonializing knowledge?

Thursday, September 26, 7pm
What about Activism? Book launch with Irmgard Emmelhainz, Steven Henry Madoff, María Belén Saéz de Ibarra, Terry Smith, and Nato Thompson
With the global rise of a politics of shock driven by authoritarian regimes that subvert the rule of law and civil liberties, the new book published this September by Sternberg Press and produced by MA Curatorial Practice, What about Activism?, asks more than twenty leading curators and thinkers about creative forms of protest and advocacy that cultural institutions can offer. Join editor and MACP Chair Steven Henry Madoff in a discussion with some of the book’s contributors.

Tuesday, October 15,7pm
Curatorial Survival Strategies Amid Capitalistic Malaise and Ideological Fear: a lecture by Zoe Butt
MA Curatorial Practice inaugurates its annual international residency program with a lecture by Vietnam-based curator Zoe Butt, whose curatorial work involves maneuvering through government bureaucracy and surveillance, self-censorship, media ignorance, and art market values. She’ll discuss the constant challenge to find the passion, engage in collective risk, and build the trust necessary to construct artistic communities.

Thursday, October 24, 7pm
Reclaiming Artistic Research: Book Launch with Lucy Cotter and Guests
Join editor Lucy Cotter and authors from the new book Reclaiming Artistic Research. Through conversations with twenty leading artists and curators, the book explores specific ways that artists define their research across many fields of inquiry.

Thursday, November 7, 7pm
Model Minority and Model Majorities: Furen Dai, Christopher K Ho, and friends
In collaboration with Asia Art Archive in America, artists Furen Dai and Christopher K Ho, with special guests, present a series of propositions responding to the strangeness of Asian and Asian-American lived experience in relation to historical meta-narratives and notions of “home”—country politics, history, and language.

Thursday, November 21, 7pm
A Thanksgiving recital by renowned pianist Daniel Gortler
In a special appearance, celebrated Steinway pianist Daniel Gortler presents an evening of works by Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy.

Thursday, December 5, 7pm
Search Sweet Country, a newly commissioned performance by Christian Nyampeta, followed by a conversation with curator Maria Lind
If love songs about loss and overcoming are part of our history, Christian Nyampeta wants to know what happens to that history when we translate, remix, re-record, and recompose them. Specially commissioned by MA Curatorial Practice, Search Sweet Country summons sculptures, images, sounds, and movement for a lyrical performance about longing and belonging.

The Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts is a two-year program that focuses on intensive professional training, with a thorough grounding in the study of art and exhibition history, research, and theory. Students work with leading experts in an academic setting and in internships around the world, providing continuous opportunities to gain practical experience, acquire intellectual breadth, and develop a professional network in the field. The program takes full advantage of the vast number of arts institutions in New York City and the professionals working here and visiting, who constitute our distinguished faculty and weekly guest speakers. Go to macp.sva.edu to find out more.

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