Curating through Catastrophe: Re-imagining Borders and Circulations

10, 11 & 12 August 2020

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha - Education City, Qatar Foundation

 

PUBLIC PANEL DISCUSSION on 12 August 2020 at 6:00 pm (Doha Time)

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Join us in a panel discussion with invited curators and artists who will open questions on the current and future forms of structures within musicological and artistic productions.

How do institutions adapt themselves and function as more flexible and responsive platforms, in relation to inclusivity of diverse audiences? Could Curators move away from traditional ways of thinking through catastrophes? Why is it important to rethink practices and structures today? Could we build the experience of socio-cultural, economic or biopolitical disruption into our ways of working, which are otherwise premised on the myth of continuity? The speakers will engage with such questions, in line with the concerns of the Mathaf Curatorial Forum 2020 and the methodological approaches to art today.

The discussion is led by artists and curators; Marwa Arsanios, Randa Maroufi, Ute Meta Bauer, Khwezi Gule, and Gabi Ncgobo, and will be moderated by Mathaf Curators; Ranjit Hoskote, Abdellah Karroum, Lina Ramadan and Noora Hussain.

The panel is part of the fifth edition of Mathaf Curatorial Forum 2020 that engages invited speakers and participants to address questions of civil rights, the covertly expanding powers of the governing apparatus, and notions of the increasingly blurred lines between the private and public sphere. This brings into play an interdisciplinary approach, using a variety of methodological, critical, and aesthetic perspectives.  


 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION 

If you are a curator or an aspiring curator, applications are now open, to participate in the fifth Mathaf Curatorial Forum. This annual programme, led by Mathaf Curators and invited speakers, opens debates on curatorial thinking and practices, introducing ideas and methodologies around the discourse of art histories and networks of curating. 

ONLINE PROGRAM

Curators, creative professionals, students, and scholars interested in developing critical discourse on curatorial practice are invited to apply to participate in an intensive three-day program of lectures, workshops and discussions. 

This year’s edition titled, “Curating through Catastrophe: Re-imagining Borders and Circulations” is led by Marwa Arsanios, artist, filmmaker and researcher, Ute Meta Bauer, curator, Khwezi Gule, Curator, Randa Maroufi, an artist and filmmaker, and Gabi Ncgobo, Curator. The programme is hosted by Mathaf Curatorial and Research members, Ranjit Hoskote, Abdellah Karroum, Lina Ramadan, Nora Abdulmajeed.

The proposed lectures, workshops and discussions address questions on civil rights, the covertly expanding powers of the governing apparatus, and notions of the private and public sphere. This brings into play an interdisciplinary approach, using a variety of methodological, critical, and aesthetic perspectives. Speakers are invited to share case studies of existing or emerging research and art productions that engage with these notions beyond discourses of power and conventions.

The Forum takes place from 9 AM – 2 PM on Monday, 10 August and Tuesday, 11 August 2020, to be held online. The programme concludes at 6 PM on Wednesday, 12 August with an online public panel discussion with the guest speakers, moderated by Mathaf Curators.

Selected participants must commit to attending all sessions during the three-day program.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a one-page letter of interest noting curatorial experience and specialised interest in the Forum theme, and your CV to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application deadline: Sunday, 02 August 2020