dOCUMENTA (13) seeks young curators from Russia!

dOCUMENTA (13) has announced that the search is on for young curators from Russia, focused on contemporary art. The fellowship recipients would assist with the Maybe Education and Public Programs for the festival, whose next installment opens June 9, 2012, and will run through September 16, 2012.

The fellowship is sponsored by Victoria, the Art of Being Contemporary, Foundation. It requires awardees to reside in Kassel the full length of the fellowship, February 1 – July 31, 2012. For more information as to how to apply, please consult the site.

dOCUMENTA (13) is directed by Castello di Rivoli director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, with the help of a network of Agents and Advisors (who include Iwona Blazwick, Donna Haraway and Pierre Huyghe).

When documenta was conceived in the early 1950s, it was a direct response to the “degenerate art” politics of the Third Reich. Therefore, contrary to other periodic international exhibitions which have emerged from the world fair models of the 19th century, it is characterised by a theoretical grounding and a sense of the urgency of art in society. Today no less than 50 years ago.

documenta 13 – says Christov-Bakargiev – is being developed from an archeological perspective, according to which every cultural project that moves forward must be grounded on a backwards gaze, in an ecological relationship to the past. How was the present imagined in the second half of the 20th century and what was considered urgent at each successive edition of the exhibition?” At the same time, she is “…personally committed to the illogical, the playful and the poetic, to the celebration of works of art, as well as to the participation and singular experience of those who attend an event likedocumenta“.


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