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French curator to host workshop in Baku

8 June 2018 13:35 (UTC+04:00)
French curator to host workshop in Baku

By Laman Ismayilova

ARTIM Project Space invites art lovers to workshop of Berlin-based curator Thibaut de Ruyter on June 18-22.

“The Making of Exhibitions” workshop is supported by Goethe-Zentrum Baku.

The five-day event is based on learning practical and everyday tools used by architects (model making, plans, simple graphic representations, vocabulary) in order to understand space and in particular exhibition spaces (from private galleries to museum via non-traditional locations).

The learning of those tools is a pretext to discuss “exhibition making” with the students, at both theoretical and practical level (from concept to press-release through graphic design and scenography). The students learn how to produce very simple models and implement afterwards their own project for a potential exhibition within the space. During that stage of the workshop the students are left free to deal with their own interest so that, at the end, a variety of exhibitions (solo or group show, contemporary art, applied art, biographical or historical) is being developed and shared within the group.

The course is intended to any person having an interest in exhibition making (artists, curators, architects, historians, designers, critics, etc). No previous experience as a curator being required.

Thibaut de Ruyter is a French architect, curator and critic, living and working in Berlin since 2001. During the last ten years he has organized exhibitions in (among others) the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/Main, HMKV in Dortmund, EIGEN+ART Lab and CTM in Berlin, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and CRP/ in Douchy-les-Mines. One of his latest project is a traveling exhibition for Goethe-Institut in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Die Grenze that address the border between Asia and Europe in former Soviet countries. His fields of interest move from new media via spiritism via to “exhibitions that are not exhibitions”. Most of his projects are linked by every day, pop or underground culture. Since 2007, he is a member of AICA-France.

Please send your CV (including phone number) and portfolio to [email protected] .

Application deadline: 13 June 2018, 00:00

For any further information and questions please contact:

E-mail [email protected]

Tel: +99412 505 1414.

ARTIM is directed at young Azerbaijani artists with an intention to support and encourage emergent talent to grow. The program has a designated exhibition space in Icheri Sheher that was conceived as a platform for experimenting and professionally showcasing art. Artworks resulting from the program are exhibited at the ARTIM Project Space, Baku.

YARAT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally. Based in Baku, YARAT (meaning CREATE in Azerbaijani) was founded by Aida Mahmudova in 2011.

It realizes its mission through an on-going program of exhibitions, education events and festivals. YARAT facilitates exchange between local and international artistic networks including foundations, galleries and museums.


Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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