Category Archives: COURSES

EXHIBITION-MAKING

Louise Lawler [1991] March 25, 1991. Gelatin silver print on paper, 380 x 555 mm.
Louise Lawler [1991] March 25, 1991. Gelatin silver print on paper, 380 x 555 mm.

Exhibition Design and Delivery

CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON

Tutor: Sophia Kosmaoglou / Bibliography / Resources

Prepare to be guided by your tutor through the practical and logistical processes involved in staging an exhibition on this one-day course. The course starts with the initial concept and research, moving to agreements and layout and finally, to the hanging of artworks. We will also advise you on insurance, public liability and health and safety requirements in public spaces. As well as developing your knowledge of innovative exhibition design, it’s a chance to exchange ideas with the rest of the group. Students are welcome to bring along ideas in relation to future exhibitions that they would like to or will be organising.

Course Outcomes
You will be capable of organising an exhibition from start to finish, as well as appreciating a successful exhibition design layout. You’ll be aware of the procedures between galleries and artists.

Who Should Attend
Artists, craftspeople or anyone eager to learn about the practical side of organising an exhibition.

Upcoming course dates
No upcoming course dates.

Booking via UAL: Exhibition Design and Delivery
Contact the Short Course Team: ccwshortcourses@arts.ac.uk

Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
+44 (0) 20 7514 6311

CRITICAL THEORY IN ART PRACTICE

Patrick Mimran [2004] Billboard Project, New York. Photo Sophia Kosmaoglou.
Patrick Mimran [2004] Billboard Project, New York. Photo Sophia Kosmaoglou.

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice

CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON

Tutor: Sophia Kosmaoglou / Bibliography / Resources / Course Outline

This intensive course provides an encompassing introduction to key theoretical discourses that inform the production and interpretation of contemporary art.

Over the last two decades, the study of Art History in art education has been superseded by Critical Studies, while art theorists and critics bring political, social and cultural theories to bear on the interpretation of art. The course bridges this transition and maps the field, enabling you to locate your own research interests.

You will be supported in developing and articulating your own ideas on the production and exhibition of art. Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits, we will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations underpinning contemporary art production and reception. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. We will look at the impact of key philosophical, cultural and political discourses on art practice, and examine different theoretical perspectives and critical debates. You will be assisted in contextualising your practice by identifying relevant thematics and practices. You will be supported with extensive feedback in tutorials and writing workshops. You will also develop your skills in writing artist’s statements, critical reviews and/or exhibition proposals.

Course Outcomes
You will be able to develop, articulate and contextualise your practice. You will be able to identify influences and important references that are relevant to your practice and research. You will develop your writing and research skills and formulate research questions to guide your practice and research. You will be able to critically evaluate your own work, as well as that of others. You’ll be able to critically discuss and evaluate contemporary art in terms of its production and exhibition.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed to provide art graduates, artists, curators, writers and researchers with an intensive and concentrated space to develop their practice and research in a critical and creative framework. It provides a supportive environment to articulate and exchange ideas on art production, exhibition and reception. The course may suit those wishing to apply for a postgraduate degree in art or to pursue a career in the arts.

Upcoming course dates
11 — 15 December 2017, Monday to Friday 10am—4pm for 5 days
11 January — 15 March 2018, Thursdays 6pm—8:30pm for 10 weeks

Booking via UAL Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
Contact the Short Course Team ccwshortcourses@arts.ac.uk

Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
+44 (0) 20 7514 6311

CURATING CONTEMPORARY ART

Imi Knoebel [2014] Raum 19 IV (detail). Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne.
Imi Knoebel [2014] Raum 19 IV (detail). Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne.

Curating Contemporary Art

CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON

Tutor: Sophia Kosmaoglou / Bibliography / Resources / Schedule

We’ll get this five-day course off to a start by giving you an overview of the history of curating and 21st century curatorial developments. We will survey the main trends, institutions and concerns of contemporary curatorial practices. We will also visit exhibitions in London, from DIY project spaces to established museums. The course will also provide you with important practical information about funding, promotion, installation and other professional aspects of curating. Then we’ll move you on to building your practical skills by encouraging you to devise exhibition themes and proposals. As you prepare your final presentation, you’ll consider everything from funding to PR. Don’t miss your chance to gain valuable and practical insights into curating contemporary art in both gallery and alternative spaces. Please note that you’ll be expected to complete reading and research in your own time during the course.

Course Outcomes
You will gain vital understanding of professional standards of practice in curating, knowledge of structures and institutions of the art world in London and beyond and have the tools to write an exhibition proposal, organise a show and apply for funding. It could mean moving on to curatorial projects, assistantships, partnerships or internships in the future.

Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in curating exhibitions of contemporary art. You may be looking to make proposals to venues, apply for gallery internships, follow a career in arts administration or apply for a BA or MA degree in Curating. The course could also provide anyone with a non-professional interest in contemporary art with new insights into the structures and concepts that underpin the field.

Upcoming course dates:
2 – 6 July 2018, Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm for 5 days

Booking via UAL: Curating Contemporary Art
Contact the Short Course Team: ccwshortcourses@arts.ac.uk

Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
+44 (0) 20 7514 6311

REVIEWS

The course was brilliant – a great mixture of text-based theoretical discussions, lots of emphasis on practical issues and how to solve them, exhibition visits and continuous thinking throughout the week about one’s own exhibition proposal – which has benefited a lot from the course. The course and working on my proposal has been truly inspiring, and I have pursued the idea further since. The course felt like a launchpad – and a lot of the credit goes to the course teacher Sophia!! Anon

I decided on this particular course as felt it would help me understand more about how curating exhibitions can help one better appreciate works of art, art movements, artists and art history. Alan Roe

Very intensive course with good readings and gallery visits. It is a very good starting point to explore curating. Anon