On Saturday 5th October 2019, 11:00
The Worm, 11 Castle Street, AB11 5BQ
Postcolonial Ecologies in Art and Curating,
Curatorial Workshop with Zofia Cielatkowska
October 5 2019, 11:00 – 16:00
Drawing from her current context living and working in Scandinavia curator and writer Zofia Cielatkowska will introduce ideas about the politics of ecology within art projects.
This workshop considers recent art practices concerned with postcolonial ecologies, and their relationship to curatorial practice. By focusing on concrete examples from the art scene we will reflect on the place of art in the contemporary crisis, consider how we engage with issues of change, and finally how art can contribute to a better understanding of vital issues in society.
“[…]there is a pressing need for the recovery of the land that, because of the presence of the colonizing outsider, is recoverable at first only through the imagination. Now if there is anything that radically distinguishes the imagination of anti-imperialism it is the primacy of the geographical in it. Imperialism, after all, is an act of geographical violence through which virtually every space in the world is explored, charted, and finally brought under control.” (Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism)
There are 10 free places available on this workshop, which is aimed at early career and freelance curators. The workshop will require a small amount of preparation in advance and participants should be ready for active participation. Numbers are limited and we hope to ensure that participants from across the country, and with wide range of backgrounds, have a chance to take part.
To request a place please email email@example.com with a CV and a short email of no more than 100 words telling us why you would like to take part by 5pm on September 25th. Please let us know about any access requirement or ways we can support your participation. We can provide some support for travel but are sorry that we may not be able to meet all the requests for a place.