Curating Seminar They Printed It!

05.12.2015, 11:00-17:00
Curating Seminar They Printed It!
Free entry


Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
Fax: +41 (0) 44 272 18 88

Zurich University of the Arts, Postgraduate Programme in Curating: Curatorial Writing and Research Module with Michael G. Birchall (Art Historian, Curator, Lecturer)

Drop by and participate in one of our lively classroom discussions, taking place at Kunsthalle Zurich and see for yourself how curating can be taught. The role of the curator is challenging and requires sharp research skills, which can be implemented in curatorial writing on a variety of topics relating to art and society. In this module we look at the relevant skills needed in today’s curatorial practice, by looking at a selection of texts and writing our own. In conjunction with They printed It!  postgraduate students will use material in the exhibition on ephemera to produce short texts for one of their writing assignments. You’ll have the chance to produce your own text and develop your writing in a new direction. Reading material will be provided. 

Michael G. Birchall is a curator, writer and PhD candidate in Art, Critique & Social Practice at the University of Wolverhampton where he is researching the role of the curator as a producer in socially engaged practices. He has held curatorial appointments at The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. His texts were published in Frieze, Frieze d/e, thisistomorrow, C-Magazine, Modern Painters and various monographs and catalogues. Michael's recent curatorial projects include Wie geht's dir Stuttgart?/How are you doing Stuttgart? - at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Since 2012, he has been lecturing on the Curating Program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and is co-publisher of the journal In 2015 he will curate exhibiting the social at the ERC in Liverpool. He lives and works in Berlin.


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  • Invitation cards, press releases, inserts and other forms of artistic (self-) marketing

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