Image above: Vardø i flammer [Vardø in flames] (2021) by Marsil Andelov Al-Mahamid,
from the exhibition Rememberance at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway, February–April 2022. Photo:Thomas Tveter.
Curators who take a strong interest in writing (any genre, including creative writing) are invited to apply for a two-part workshop focused on developing six curators’ writing styles and enhance their voices.
The six finished texts will be published in a forthcoming anthology published by an internationally acknowledged publisher.
This is a unique opportunity to take part in an international community of writers.
The workshops and publication are part of the research project Interweaving Structures: Fabric as Material, Method, and Message. There will be a focus on interpretation and analysis of textiles as a medium of criticality represented in the work of contemporary artists. In this context textiles cease to be historical documents and become a commentary on important and relevant sociopolitical phenomena.
Working and writing language is English.
The writing community is led by Anne Szefer Karlsen, professor in curatorial practice at The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, who will be accompanied by four internationally acclaimed writers.
HOW TO JOIN?
Please send a letter of interest (800–1000 words) and a short bio in one PDF, as well as a PDF or link to one piece of published writing. Please submit this in one email with two separate attachments to Anne Szefer Karlsen, email@example.com. Deadline to apply is 1 June 2022, 5 pm CET. Please state your name in the subject line.
WHERE AND WHEN?
24–28 October 2022, Bergen, Norway
Hosted by The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen
16–20 January 2023, Łódź, Poland
Hosted by Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź
There will also be four online meetings in the form of group tutorials to support all the participants in their writing process.
Travel stipends are available to participants (3x€200 and 3x€400 per workshop), accommodation and per diems are covered for both workshops for all participants.
All writers will be remunerated for the published texts.
For more information about Interweaving Structures: Fabric as Material, Method, and Message: https://cmwl.pl/public/informacje/struktury-przeplatania,257
For more information about Curatorial Practice at The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen: