|The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance invites applications for a fall edition of its curatorial mini-intensive for those interested in ICPP’s MA program. A small number of participants will be selected to attend two days of classes and exchanges of ideas on November 7–8, 2019 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The program will include intimate conversations with curators, artists, writers, scholars, and presenters. The curriculum will address time-based art practices through the work of artists and cultural leaders across the fields of dance, performance art, theater, and music. Discussions will range from ethical issues in curation and current topics in the art and performance fields to a range of interdisciplinary projects and the sharing of critical methods and practices.
The curatorial mini-intensive is free, and provides accommodation as well as a modest travel stipend. For full consideration, please submit the following documents to email@example.com by October 13, 2019.
Letter of intent (one page)
ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers students a graduate-level education in curatorial approaches to developing and presenting dance, theater, performance, and other time-based arts.
The Master of Arts in Performance Curation is a two-year, low-residency program designed to study and enrich curatorial practices through intellectually rigorous and artist-centered methods, dialogues, writing, and fieldwork. ICPP works with a core group of faculty composed of renowned curators, artists, and scholars. Students and faculty meet three times a year on Wesleyan University’s campus, alongside engaging with field-wide symposia and artists’ residencies, and with visits to art institutions in New York City and the area. In addition, students have opportunities to work with a range of advisors on off-site practicums and independent projects tailored around their professional needs and research interests. Through the low-residency model, students simultaneously put ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address performance as an artistic medium and a lens through which to interrogate and act upon social and political issues. Read what ICPP alumnx say about the program.
The Davison Art Center holds Wesleyan University’s collection of over 25,000 artworks, consisting primarily of prints and photographs. It is among the most outstanding print collections at any U.S. university, representing artistic achievements from the fifteenth through the twenty-first centuries. The breadth of the collection is equaled by its quality; exceptionally fine impressions by Rembrandt van Rijn and Francisco de Goya, rare early engravings, and important contemporary artwork by artists including Glenn Ligon and Jasper Johns are only a few highlights. Continue reading “Registrar and Collections Manager – The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University”