The Valletta 2018 Foundation, in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, is organising another edition of the Curatorial School as part of the second edition of the VIVA – Valletta International Visual Arts Festival. The Curatorial School is a week-long event packed with interesting lectures aimed at cultural practitioners and students hailing from arts-related areas of study such as the fine arts, art education, arts administration, curation, as well as history of art. It will be hosted at the University of Malta Valletta Campus from the 31st August till the 4th September.
Apart from lectures, participants benefit from attending hands-on workshops while also having the opportunity of presenting their own curatorial ideas during seminars. Lectures and workshops will be held at the University of Malta (Valletta Campus) from Monday 31st August to Friday 4th September between 9:30am and 4pm. Morning sessions will be dedicated to lectures, while afternoon sessions, which will be held between 14:00 and 16:00, will be reserved mainly for small group seminars and workshops.
This year’s theme is Curating: Communities and Contexts, and will explore 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 will present individual exhibitions curated by guest speakers and international artists talking about their own practice.