Modules

Cultures of the Curatorial is a continuing education program leading to a master’s degree. The curriculum is organized as follows:

1 - History and Theory of the Curatorial / History of Display

This module focuses on the exhibition format from a historical perspective: the various frames of reference and the aesthetic, cultural, social, political, and economic conditions of display.

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2 - History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art

This module offers insight into crucial artistic positions and movements from 1800 to the present.

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3 - Research Practice I: Curatorial Project

The focus here is on core curatorial competencies in praxis as well as on theoretical perspectives on the curatorial. Working in small groups, students got through all the steps of a curatorial project from conception to realization and at the same time to reflect on their conditions and potential.

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4 - History and Theory of the Curatorial / Transdisciplinarity

This module concerns forms of conveying and presenting the visual arts in relation to those used in other disciplines.

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5 - History and Theory of the Curatorial / Transculturality

The theme of this module is curatorial practices in various cultures. It foregrounds methods, strategies, and perspectives that influence curatorial activity in a globalized cultural field.

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6 - Research Practice II: Master’s Project/Conception

This module is focused on independent conception and development of an extensive curatorial project with reference to theoretical and practical methods as well as relevant forms of knowledge.

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7 - Research Practice III: Master’s Project

This module is focused on independent completion of the master’s thesis, consisting of the final curatorial project and the written thesis.

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