Curatorial School 2017: Researching Curatorial Practices

Monday 28th August-Friday 1st September, 2017

Lectures: 9:30-11:00

Workshops: 11:30-16:00


The Valletta 2018 Curatorial School is  a one-week intensive lecture programme featuring leading curators and experts from major international arts institutions. The theme for this year’s Curatorial School is RESEARCHING CURATORIAL PRACTICES. By bringing together international and local perspectives, this year’s programme asks:  What kinds of research do curators of contemporary art engage in?


The Curatorial School’s programme will explore a variety of topics that are highly relevant to practitioners and students today, including:

— curating as research and curatorial research methods

— curating the unfamiliar

— the research involved in developing concepts, themes and the selection of artists

— the temporalities of display, and the potentials and limitations of exhibition-making

— references to many specific exhibitions and international venues,  such as the Venice, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and Berlin Biennales, MOCA Taipei, Manifesta and documenta


Further your curatorial career development through insightful lectures and professional networking opportunities. The programme includes daily interactive workshops, culminating in an exhibition of ideas at the close of the week.


The Curatorial School is a Valletta 2018 project as part of the Cultural Programme.