Symposium ‘Curating after the Global: Roadmaps for the Present’

Join us at LUMA Arles for a three-day symposium that aims to address curating with respect to questions of locality; geopolitical change; the reassertion of nation states; and violent diminishing of citizen and denizen rights across the globe.

Following on from the success of How Institutions Think (LUMA, Arles, 2016), and The Future Curatorial What Not and the Study What? Conundrum (CCS Bard, 2014), this third symposium in the series extends our questioning of the dynamic relations between curatorial education, research, practice and their institutions.

Symposium: ‘Curating after the Global: Roadmaps for the Present’
Thursday 14 September – Saturday 16 September 2017

LUMA Arles
Les Forges
Parc des Ateliers Arles
France

Following on from the success of ‘How Institutions Think’ (LUMA, Arles, 2016), and ‘The Future Curatorial What Not and the Study What? Conundrum’ (CCS Bard, 2014), this third symposium in the series extends our questioning of the dynamic relations between curatorial education, research, practice and their institutions. ‘Curating after the Global’ aims to address curating with respect to questions of locality; geopolitical change; the reassertion of nation states; and violent diminishing of citizen and denizen rights across the globe.

It has become commonplace to talk of a globalized artworld, with specific circulations of discourses, commodities and individuals, and even to speak of contemporary art as a driver of globalization. This universalization of what art is, or can be, is often presumed to be claimed at the cost of local traditions and any sense of locality and embeddedness. But what exactly does it mean to be global, or to be local in the context of artistic, curatorial and theoretical knowledge and practice?

The three-day programme will comprise presentations, dialogues, panel discussions and informal gatherings around food and drink. Speakers will include: Afterall members Lucy Steeds and Charles Esche, together with Afterall authors Alison Green, Paul O’Neill, María Berriós, Ntone Edjabe, Rasha Salti and Simon Sheikh, amongst many others. With an installation by Emmanuelle Lainé.

The symposium is free but pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit the Luma Arles website.

‘Curating after the Global’ is organized by LUMA Foundation with Paul O’Neill and Tom Eccles (CCS Bard), in partnership with: Kjell Caminha, Andrea Phillips, Mick Wilson (Valand Academy of Arts, University of Gothenburg); Charles Esche, Alison Green, Lucy Steeds (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London); Simon Sheikh (Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London); Niels Van Tomme, Guus van Engelshoven (De Appel, Amsterdam); Mélanie Bouteloup (Villa Vassilieff and Bétonsalon, Paris); and Lotte Arndt (École supérieure d’art et design Valence).