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Curatorial Intensive in Brazil in April 2012

Independent Curators International and Instituto Inhotim announce Curatorial Intensive in Brazil

Program Dates: April 22–29, 2012

Application Deadline: February 15, 2012


Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil, are now accepting applications from curators working internationally to participate in a short-course training program.

Organized from April 22–29, 2012, the Curatorial Intensive will employ Instituto Inhotim as a case study to explore how curatorial practices negotiate issues of commissioning and adaptation of site-specific works; interpretation and recreation of lost and unrealized projects; and concepts of the expanded museum and exhibition, such as curating through collection building; the spatial expansion of the institution; and new forms of outreach and audience development.

The 7-day program will focus on case studies with artists who have produced works at Inhotim, as well as public panel discussions and closed-door seminars relating to context-specificity. Faculty includes Kate Fowle (Director, ICI); James Lingwood (Co-Director, Artangel), Rodrigo Moura (Curator, Inhotim); independent curators Victoria Noorthoorn and Adriano PedrosaAllan Schwartzman (Chief Curator, Inhotim), and Jochen Volz (Artistic Director, Inhotim).

The Curatorial Intensive at Inhotim is organized in affiliation with a post-graduate seminar at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Application Guidelines: 10–14 applicants working internationally will be selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive. Individuals must apply with a description of a curatorial project that he or she would like to develop through the program, a resume, a description of a recent exhibition that has made an impact on the applicant, and a cover letter. Applicants must demonstrate at least five years of curatorial experience for consideration into the program.

Fees and Scholarships: The program fee is 2,000 USD. Participants are responsible for covering travel and accommodation expenses. Scholarship packages, awarded based on merit, will subsidize or eliminate the program fees and travel expenses of several participants.

For more information and to request application materials, visit ICI's website or contact Chelsea Haines atchelsea@curatorsintl.org or 1-212-254-8200 x126.

About the Curatorial Intensive
The Curatorial Intensive is ICI's short-term training program that offers curators the chance to develop curatorial ideas and make connections to professionals in the field. The program takes place twice annually in New York, and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide.

The Curatorial Intensive is made possible, in part, by grants from Affirmation Arts, the Dedalus Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, James Cohan, and the supporters of ICI's Access Fund.

About Independent Curators International
Independent Curators International (ICI) connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making around the world, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has worked with over 1,000 curators and 3,700 artists from 47 countries worldwide.


About Instituto Inhotim
Instituto Inhotim is a unique site, located in the city of Brumadinho, in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Inhotim offers a broad ensemble of art works, displayed outdoors as well as in both temporary and permanent galleries, all located inside a Botanical Garden of extraordinary beauty.  Decreed a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest, Inhotim offers, in addition to these areas of artistic and cultural enjoyment, environmental research work, educational actions and an important program of social inclusion and citizenship for the local population. The art collection comprises over 500 works by artists of national and international renown, such as Adriana Varejão, Helio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, Chris Burden, Matthew Barney, Doug Aitken, and Janet Cardiff, among others.