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Emerging Curator Program 2019


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Posted by: VisArts at Rockville
Deadline: Fri, January 11th, 2019

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2019 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

The 2019 Mentoring Curator will be Larry Ossei-Mensah:

Larry Ossei-Mensah is a Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic who uses contemporary art and culture as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. He has organized exhibitions and projects with artists at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from, including: Firelei Báez, Ruby Amanze, Hugo McCloud, Brendan Fernandes and Peter Williams. Ossei-Mensah currently serves as the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD in Detroit. He also is a co-founder of the 501c3 ARTNOIR in addition to being a mentor in the New Museum’s incubator program, NEW INC.

Curatorial Collaboration:
During the yearlong program, the Curatorial team (Mentor Curator and Emerging Curator) 
will focus on:

·    Developing a cohesive and compelling exhibition proposal;
·    Researching skills and standards of “best” and “current” curatorial practice;
·    Communicating with artists and lending institutions - developing contracts and loan information, collecting images and organizing artist/image information with “best practice” standards;

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Posted on Wed, November 21st, 2018
Expires on Fri, January 11th, 2019

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