The Curatorial School, now in its third edition, is intended for practitioners and students in a variety of related areas like the fine arts, art education, arts administration, curation and history of art. Participants are offered a programme of lectures and workshops and will also be able to present their curatorial ideas or their own artwork and receive feedback from invited speakers. This intensive one-week curatorial programme features international guest speakers from various institutions.
This year’s edition is Curating the New, which focuses on the meaning of the ‘new’ in contemporary art and curatorial practices.
The second edition was hosted at the University of Malta Valletta Campus from the 31st August till the 4th September.
The theme for the second edition of the Curatorial School was Curating: Communities and Contexts, and explored the relationship between exhibition, narrative and audience; contextual art; engaging audiences; socially engaged practices in contemporary art; art in public spaces; globalisation and the curatorial field. Certain sessions presented individual exhibitions curated by guest speakers and international artists talking about their own practice.