Inspired by the flexible modes of curating VIVA ExCon (Visayas Islands Visual Artists Exhibition and Conference) over the years, this edition of the Curatorial Development Workshop, organized by the Japan Foundation, Manila and the Philippine Contemporary Network, initiates conversations around curatorial work that is iterative and itinerant. In keeping with the spirit of the framework of VIVA ExCon, begun in 1990, curation is imagined to being invested in the spirited movement from shore to shore, between land and water, through tides and mangroves.
More specifically, this workshop is keen on two important dynamics: inter-local and multi-site. It is interested in a conception of a lively locality: how it deepens and projects, how it relates with plural sites of which it is a coordinate. This coordinated plurality proves to be a character of the curatorial method that this workshop seeks to reflect upon and put into motion. Between Visayas and Japan alone are a multitude of archipelagic articulations that can be traversed by carving space for dialogue between young and emerging creators from the two countries together.
Curatorial Development Workshop 2022: Open Call and Launch
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN), and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum announce an Open Call for proposals for a free online Curatorial Development Workshop to be held on February 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2022 via Zoom.
The workshop, the seventh in the series since 2009, is titled Inter-local, Multi-site: Curating Around Islands, drawing from the nomadic and flexible nature of Visayan biennale VIVA ExCon, which has been held bi-yearly since 1990. The ongoing iteration of VIVA ExCon is currently being held in Bacolod City, and online platforms.
February 2, 3, 4, and 5 2022 (4 days)
via Zoom Conference. Details will be available to selected applicants.
- Number of participants to be selected
Maximum of 12 persons
Applying candidates must fulfill the following conditions:
- Those who have broad interests in curatorial practices which include contemporary art, art history, architecture, material culture, music and performance and so on;
- Those who are 35 years old or below at the time of application;
- Those of Filipino or Japanese nationality residing in the Philippines, Japan, or overseas.
Please submit the duly accomplished application form and the required documents to UP Vargas Museum via email (email@example.com) on or before December 22, 2021.
A. Application form [ Download: curators-application-form-2022 ]
B. Statement of Interest
- Notice of Award
Those who are accepted to participate in the workshop will be notified no later than January 7, 2022.
For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org