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Public lecture by Valerio Del Baglivo / Curatorial Course "What Could/Should Curating Do?" / The Salon of the MoCAB, Saturday, October 28, 2019 at 6 p.m.Talk programs | 28.10.2019
Public lecture by Valerio Del Baglivo
Public Program as an “alternative space”?
Curatorial Course What Could/Should Curating Do?
The Salon of the MoCAB (Pariska 14)
Saturday, October 28, 2019 at 6 p.m.
In recent years the term “Public Program” has spread around the art world as a new format and paradigm in curatorial practices. Its broad definition includes what was before known as gallery education, museum pedagogy, mediation, community work, lecture series, event etc. The rise of the term coincided with the crisis in University art education in the western world which was due to the intense marketization of the higher education system on one hand, and reforms to the accreditation process on the other hand.
How can practices of public programming intervene in this situation and what is the role of institutions in providing alternatives to pre-packaged strategies for art professionalism? Can formats of public programs generate processes of self-reflection regarding the functions, missions and management structures of institutions? Can this contribute to articulating a system of values in curatorial practice in which different forms of learning, social interactions and audiences cohabit?
In his lecture, Valerio Del Baglivo will focus on a number of projects which encompass his ongoing interest in alternative education, the history of artist-run spaces and audience engagement. Specifically, he will discuss how formats of public programs can be spaces that allow speculation about a broader, society-wide production of political, economic and social alternatives.
Valerio Del Baglivo is a freelance curator and educator based in Brussels. Collaborative research, alternative education, fiction and storytelling play a continuing and vital role within Baglivo’s methodology and interests. He attended "Curatorlab", an independent curatorial course, at Konstfack University (2011). Currently he is completing a PhD Programme at Middlesex University, where his research focuses on public engagement and experimental pedagogy in self-initiated art institutions. He has complemented his academic training by participating in international residency programs at The Banff Centre in Banff, ICC at Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Wysing Art Centre in Cambridge, Futura in Prague, The Luminary in Missouri and BAR Projects in Barcelona.
In recent years, he has curated exhibitions and projects for organizations such as, Apexart – New York, Kunstverein – Milan, Konsthall C - Stockholm, Kunsthalle WUK- Vienna, Azkuna Zentroa - Bilbao – and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – Turin among others.
In 2017 he initiated The Institute of Things to Come a travelling art programme aimed at investigating forms of imaginative speculation as cultural strategies and methodologies for critical positions. Each year the Institute focuses on a different theme, inviting artists to present works that interact with other disciplines.
The event is free and open to the public.
The WCSCD curatorial course and series of public lectures have been initiated and organized by Biljana Ciric.