Digital Young Curators Academy

August 10–September 17, 2021
 The New (Old) World in 10 Acts: August 10–11, livestream
 The Super Intense Marathon: August 12, 2021, livestream
 The Digital Agora: September 9–17, livestream

Participate in the digital program of the Young Curators Academy! Starting on August 10th, a great variety of lectures, videos and discussions will find their way into your homes via the screen. 

The digital Young Curators Academy is an artistic and activist platform to discover alliances, research affinities, and consolidate solidarities. Intersectional makers—artists, thinkers, writers, curators—take part in the Academy’s workshops and develop personal strategies to activate their communities. The focus will fall on care and repair, planetary consciousness, and the search for new forms of international cooperation and joint artistic practice. The program is aimed at those who enable new lines of flight across patriarchal and geopolitical boundaries. In 2021, the digital YCA will also respond to the world after the intervention by the pandemic. How does the absence of presence change resistance, activism, art, and communication? And how can we be together if we are not?

Read the full program here.

August 10 & 11, 7am EDT
The New (Old) World in 10 Acts

Arts and activism begin from gatherings of humans coming together to celebrate, to grieve, to discuss. These fundamental human acts communicate in different ways but most of all, they are small actions of personal agency contributing to a desired or needed transformation in the world of the living. Since we crashed into the iceberg of the pandemic, our worlds have been incessantly talking about the new normal. How will this new normal affect arts and activism in particular?  In the face of restrictions to physical international travel, how does this affect curation as well as activation of communities during gatherings in arts and activism? How can there be shifts to local curation, to open it up as a comparative study of other local contexts? Can digitalization and some of its processes enrich this interweaving discourse between the new international and the new local? 

With Soukaina Aboulaoula, Mona Benyamin, Martha Luisa Hernández Cadenas, Helia Hamedani, Adela Jusic, Vinhay Keo, Rola Khayyat, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Donna Miranda, Amila Puzić, Promona Sengupta, Aziz Sohail, Claudia Zini

Featured image: Silk Lavander Shirt, Adela Jušić, documentation of performance at Vox Feminae Festival, Gallery Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, 2015

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