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September 22 – 25, 2016
Lucera (FG), Italy
Vessel is pleased to announce the 2016 International Curatorial Workshop, which will take place on September 22 – 25 in and around Capitanata, Italy.
After the last edition of our self-organized ICW, developed in collaboration with the Curatorial Practice Program at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) and dedicated to art writing, ICW 2016 reflects upon the rural as a context for the activation of informal learning and research processes through the lens of artistic and curatorial practice.
ICW 2016 aims to produce alternative definitions of the relationship between art and the rural by embracing the social, political and economic dimensions of Capitanata – the area where the workshop takes place. Far from representing the rural identity of this territory through a nostalgic approach and through the myth of exotic slow life, ICW is going to enhance the complexity of this territory and of its histories - from the impact of the fascist territorial plans that have deeply modified the configuration of the area to the new migrant communities that are currently inhabiting it - by activating a dialogue between a multiplicity of viewpoints. Together with the participants and the tutors of ICW as well as some local agents we will discuss and test a number of methodologies (in particular Participatory Action Research) in order to investigate the area and define possible strategies of cooperative cultural action.
ICW will gather together up to 15 international curators, Vessel and some of the most active local citizens. This short course will be comprised of workshops, seminars, open dialogues, presentations and free space for individual and collective reflection immersed in the context of Capitanata.
ICW will be led by tutors Sanne Oorthuizen and Nuno Sacramento, alongside Vessel curatorial team.
Sanne Oorthuizen is a feminist, curator, editor, daughter, educator, partner, and translator based in Amsterdam and Yogyakarta. She is currently part of the curatorial team for SONSBEEK ’16: trans ACTION in Arnhem (with Jakarta based art collective ruangrupa). From October 2016 onwards, she will act as co-Chief Curator at Cemeti Art House (Yogyakarta) proposing to transform Art House into Institute for Art and Society. Sanne is a member of Read-In, a feminist collective that experiments with the political, material, and physical implications and situatedness of (collective) reading. She was curator at Casco-Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht in 2012-2016 and a participant of de Appel Curatorial Program in 2011-2012.
Nuno Sacramento was born in Maputo, Mozambique and now lives and works in the Northeast of Scotland where he is Director of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. He is a graduate of the de Appel curatorial training program (2001) and also completed a Doctorate in Visual Arts (2006) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. He is currently committed to issues of Deep Mapping, land use and ownership, climate change and the commons, in relation to art practice. He is involved in research, project curation, writing and lecturing.