On Monday, we examine the position of artists and photographers in the art world, the role of the curator and (art) institutions and their relationship with creators. Starting with a lecture by Jason File, who in his practice investigates the function of institutions, the program will continue with a lecture on curating by Yasmijn Yarram. After lunch, all students will take the role of curator and set up their own exhibitions on the assigned locations in school.
PLEASE READ COMPLETE SCHEDULE AND THE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOP BELOW.
9:15 – 9:30
Coffee and tea served in front of the Auditorium
Start of the program in the Auditorium
9:45 – 10:45
Lecture by Jason File – artist, university lecturer in fine art, and war crimes prosecutor
10:45 – 11:30
Lecture by Yasmijn Jarram – curator and art critic
11:45 – 12:30
12:30 – 15:00
Workshop supervised by Yasmijn Jarram
Final feedback on the workshop in the Auditorium
All the students should bring one of their artworks. It can be your favorite one, the most recent one or just some that you would like to show and talk about.
The workshop is about you being curators of your own work while collaborating with the rest of the group. Everyone is divided into groups and each of the group will be assigned a location (lists of groups and locations will be hanging in front and in the Auditorium).
Workshop starts at 12:30, after the lunch break, in the Auditorium where the supervisor, curator Yasmijn Jarram will give you some tips to start with. After the short introduction all the groups should go to their locations and start working on setting up the work they brought. During the 2-hour time Yasmijn will go around from one group to another, giving feedback and answering any question you might have. All the work should be done until 15 o’clock, when everyone should gather in the Auditorium to get the final feedback on the workshop.
When thinking about which work you are going to bring – take into consideration that it should somehow be possible to incorporate it with the rest of the works, which may vary a lot. Also don’t forget to bring some art&craft supplies for setting up the work (such as tape, scissors, patafix…). Also, if you are planning to show a video or a projection – don’t forget to bring a laptop / beamer or whichever device you might need.
About the lecturers:
Jason File (1976) is an artist, university lecturer in fine art, and a war crimes prosecutor. His multimedia art practice, which encompasses performance, video, installation, sculpture and 2D work, operates on the boundary between art and real life, and investigates the function of institutions and networks in society, including government, media, corporate and legal structures, as well as art-world institutions. He holds degrees in fine art from the Chelsea College of Arts, London, and the Royal Academy of Art in The Netherlands, where he currently teaches. He also holds degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and law from Yale, Oxford and Yale Law School. File exhibits widely across Europe and was a Juried Grand Prize Finalist in ArtPrize 2014. His work has been recognized through commissions, collections, and prizes, most recently the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize 2014. He lives and works between London and The Hague.
Yasmijn Jarram (1984) is a freelance curator and art critic based in Amsterdam. She curated international group- and solo exhibitions for 21rozendaal in Enschede, Nest in the Hague, SMAC in Berlin and currently for Garage Rotterdam. As a writer, she is a regular contributor to Metropolis M. She is also a member of the advisory committee of the Mondriaan Fund.