This course outlines curatorial practices with a specific focus on the European dimension: the birth of Biennials, the relationship with the public sphere, the presence of the historical legacy. Moreover it investigates curatorial strategies, practices and attitudes: to write a concept, to deal with artists, gallerists and institutions, to put up an exhibition, to write a press release, etc. All the subject matter will be treated through open discussion and assignments.
Prestigious lecturers will be invited to give talks. Including but not limited to: Fabio Cavallucci (who directed the Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, and the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato); Alfredo Cramerotti (Director of Mostyn, Wales, he was Co-Curator of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art and Senior Curator at QUAD in Derby); Mylène Ferrand she was director of Les Moulins, the philanthropic project of Galleria Continua and used to work for Palais de Tokyo and the French Ministry of Culture).