In February the students of Curating Academy will meet with Adrian Rifkin. He will be speaking about the ways he works with images when lecturing and the history of the methods of parataxis. Prior to meeting everyone in individual tutorials, Rifkin will ask students to introduce the practice of a fellow-student to the group. Afterwards, the students also meet with each other in one-on-one sessions to become acquainted with each other’s work.
Adrian Rifkin works with film and cinema, classical and popular music, canonical art and mass imagery, literature and pornography. Until recently he was Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths. Rifkin’s full biography, many of his essays, as well as his blog can be found on his “website”: www.gai-savoir.net
Curating Academy is a yearlong course offered to second-year students of the Dutch Art Institute, that is taught by Grant Watson and Frédérique Bergholtz and coordinated by Tanja Baudoin. The course looks into methodologies of curating and closely studies examples from the practice of tutors and guests. The project will work towards making an exhibition for September 2013, with a contribution by each student. In monthly meetings, tutors and guests will unpack the nature of the ‘graduation exhibition’ and explore ways of working and presenting together.