CPR ANNOUNCES CURATORS PARTICIPATING IN CPR 2017: THE BALTIC SEA
The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce that Agata Chinowska (Poland), Rachel Cook (USA), Inês Geraldes Cardoso (Brazil), Samira Hashemi (Iran), Eva Riebová (Czech Republic), Ainslie Roddick (UK), Helena Santos Elorriaga (Spain), and Wong Binghao (Singapore) have been selected to participate in the upcoming Core Program to be held in Denmark, Estonia, Norway and Sweden in September-October 2017. Carmen Ferreyra, CPR Director; Karin Laansoo, Director, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center and Outset Estonia; Susanne Ewerlöf, Curator at Fullersta Gård and Founder Verkstad Konsthall, Sweden; and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Independent Curator and Founding Director Curatorial Residency in Stockholm (CRIS), selected the international roster of curators. +INFO
CPR ANNOUNCES CURATORS PARTICIPATING IN CPR 2017: MEXICO
The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce that Alejandro Alonso Díaz (Spain), Bermet Borubaeva (Kyrgyz Republic), Nicole Bray (Australia), Pietro Della Giustina (Italy), Ceren Erdem (Turkey), Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga (Spain), Marte Danielsen Jølbo (Norway), and Rachael Rakes (USA) have been selected to participate in the upcoming Core Program to be held in Mexico in February 2017. CPR Director Carmen Ferreyra, Calor Calor Residencies Director Bernardo Sopelana, CPR Academic Advisor Cecelia Thornton-Alson and Colecciуn Diéresis Director Humberto Moro, selected the international roster of curators. +INFO
EXCHANGING NOTES, PT 2, CO-CURATED BY SUSANNE EWERLÖF
Susanne Ewerlöf, curator-in-residence of CPR 2016: Eastern Europe and Founding Director of Verkstad konsthall is bringing a number of Ukrainian artists to Sweden for the second edition of the Exchanging Notes seminar to be held in Norrköping, Sweden December 2-3 2016. The visiting artists are Yevgenia Belorusets, Oleksandr Burlaka, David Chichkan, Lada Nakonechna, Oleksiy Radynski and Mykola Ridnyi.
The format includes workshops for guest artists with local peers as well as a number of public events such as performances, screenings and talks. The Sweden-Ukrainian get-together is co-curated with artist/curator Mykola Ridnyi and will be held at Norrkцping Art Museum. It relates to Ewerlöf’s and Ridnyi’s on-going research project Making Memories. It is focused around various personal and political strategies to take charge of the process of creating memories both in the sense of shaping the past and the future. The visiting artists will also present their work at Iaspis Residency Program in Stockholm, who is a partner for the project.
CPR ANNOUNCES CURATORS PARTICIPATING IN CPR 2016: EASTERN EUROPE
The Curatorial Program for Research is pleased to announce that Melissa Aguilar (Colombia), Rosanna del Solar (Peru), Susanne Ewerlöf (Sweden), Joseph Gergel (US/Nigeria), Emma Hazen (US), Pedro Portellano (Spain/Germany), Mariana Rodríguez Iglesias (Argentina), and Alessandra Troncone (Italy) have been selected to participate in the upcoming Eastern Europe program to be held in September 2016. CPR Director Carmen Ferreyra, CPR hosts Clemens Poole, Ondrej Stupal and Stanislaw Welbel, CPR Project Manager Kateryna Filyuk, and CPR Academic Advisor Cecelia Thornton-Alson selected the international roster of curators. +INFO
AN EXHIBITION AS A POST FACTUM OPERATION, CURATED BY NICO ANKLAM
Nico Anklam, a participating curator in CPR 2015: Eastern and Northern Europe, features Estonian artist Anu Vahtra in the solo show ‘An Exhibition as a Post Factum Operation’ opening on June 14 2016 at the Rietlveld Pavilion in Amsterdam.
“An exhibition is a post fact operation. The fact of artistic realization had be fulfilled within the walls of the workship. The finished, final work begins a completely new existence on the exhibition. It communicates what is already the past. What it makes available, are but traces of decisive actions. An exhibition is but a communicate about what had passed, somewhere and at a time indefinite. Its actually has no relationship at all with the actuality of the creative act. (…) The PLACE is not transparent. What it is, is the actual presence. There are no criteria of better or more valuable filling of the PLACE. It may be even empty but, its emptiness must be conspicuously present.”
As in: ‘An introduction to the general theory of PLACE’ (1996) by Wieslaw Borowski, Anka Ptaszkowska and Mariusz Tchorek, founders of Foksal Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.
LIVING MATTER: IN AND THROUGH, CURATED BY KEVSER GULER
Kevser Guler, curator-in-residence of our first Core Program in Estonia and Finland, features Finnish artist Essi Kausalainen in Living/Matter: In and Through is bringing together works by Essi Kausalainen (Helsinki) and Müge Yılmaz (Amsterdam), open from March 6-26 2016 at Proto5533 in Istanbul.
Living/Matter: In and Through explores the distinct attitudes towards nature and living beings. Together with the technological interventions upon living matter and the global capitalism’s seeing the ‘living being’ as its main capital, the discussions on nature, life and future of living beings have been proliferating in the last couple of decades. The scientific proposal, made to date the new geological era the Anthropocene describing human’s becoming principal agents effecting all life on this planet, also the facts about the ecological crisis and the climate change are calling for rethinking human being’s position and complex web of relationships on earth.
EXHIBITION AWARD: RETURN FLIGHT TICKET, CURATED BY NEREA UBIETO
The first CPR Exhibition Award will support the work of Nerea Ubieto (Spain), a participating curator in CPR 2015: Eastern and Northern Europe. Ubieto’s exhibition, Return Flight Ticket, will take place in 2017 in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition, selected by honorary juror Rirkrit Tiravanija, highlights artists from CPR 2015: Eastern and Northern Europe, including Jaan Toomik (Estonia), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Nestori Syrjälä (Finland), and Anna Estarriola (Finland). Ubieto will receive a production award of USD 10,000.
ELECTRONIC SUPERHIGHWAY (2016-1966), CO-CURATED BY EMILY BUTLER
Emily Butler, curator-in-residence of our first Core Program in Estonia and Finland, features Estonian artist Katja Novitskova in the group show ‘Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)’ open from 29 Jan - 15 May 2016 at Whitechapel Gallery. A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day. The exhibition title is taken from a term coined in 1974 by South Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who foresaw the potential of global connections through technology. Arranged in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway begins with works made at the arrival of the new millennium, and ends with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T), an iconic, artistic moment that took place in 1966. Key moments in the history of art and the Internet emerge as the exhibition travels back in time.
The exhibition features new and rarely seen multimedia works, together with film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. From Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Bailey, James Bridle, Constant Dullaart and Oliver Laric, to Roy Ascott, Judith Barry, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Ulla Wiggen, over 70 artists spanning 50 years are included. The exhibition is curated by Omar Kholeif with Emily Butler, Mahera and Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Curator, Whitechapel Gallery and Séamus McCormack, Assistant Curator, Whitechapel Gallery. With the support of Outset Estonia. +INFO
CPR ANNOUNCES CURATORS PARTICIPATING IN CPR 2016: SOUTH AMERICA
The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce that Fatoş Üstek (Turkey), Gean Moreno (US), iLiana Fokianaki (Greece), Rose Jepkorir (Kenya), Karina Kottová (Czech Republic), Nikita Yingqian Cai (China), Pablo José Ramírez de León (Guatemala) and Robert Leckie (UK) have been selected to participate in the upcoming South American program to be held in May 2016. Director Carmen Ferreyra, with CPR Hosts Emiliano Valdés, Carolina Castro Jorquera, Marina Reyes Franco and Jorgelina Dacil Infer, selected the international roster of curators, out of a pool of applications received from 66 cities across the globe.
ADRIFT, CO-CURATED BY QU CHANG
Qu Chang, curator-in-residence of our first Core Program in Estonia and Finland, includes artist Karel Koplimets in the group show ‘Adrift’ with his new project ‘Tallinsinki’ opening this week at OCAT Shenzhen Museum. From January 16 to February 28, 2016, OCAT Shenzhen will present the group exhibition Adrift in OCAT Hall B. Turning its gaze upon the Pearl River Delta region and taking the sociological issue of population mobility as its foundation, this exhibition observes and reflects on the phenomenon of migration through the contexts of the works on display, and the dialogues that occur between them. Most of the participating artists are from Guangdong province, and take their personal experiences or research as the starting point for their creations, contemplating the issue of migration with poetic sensitivity, intellectual critique, or nomadic openness. +INFO
OPEN CALL APPLICATIONS CPR 2016: SOUTH AMERICA ARE DUE JANUARY 5
The CURATORIAL PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH is pleased to announce its open call for curators for its second fully funded research program, which will take place in cities across South America in May 2016. CPR 2016: South America will occur over the course of 20 days across Bogotá, Medellín, Santiago de Chile, and Buenos Aires. Hosted by local institutions, each program gathers a cohort of ten curators, and offers daily visits to artist studios and local arts institutions, complemented by readings about local socio-political history, arts, and culture. Following the trip, each curator is asked to submit a proposal for a project in his/her home city, and one winning proposal will be awarded a production grant. +INFO
THE FIRST CPR PROGRAM IN EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE WAS CARRIED OUT SUCCESSFULLY
CPR is honored to announce the successful completion of the first CPR: Eastern and Northern Europe research program, which ended last Sunday October 25 in Helsinki. CPR granted full scholarships to 10 curators from 9 different countries, to conduct research during 2 weeks on the artistic scene in the cities of Tallinn and Tartu in Estonia, and Helsinki in Finland. Participants were guided by local hosts and institutions, and the activity was promoted and coordinated by CPR. The Curatorial Program for Research has three goals: first, to enable a direct, in situ communication between international curators and local artists. Secondly, to promote equal access to knowledge. And third, to act as a platform for promotion and practice for the participating curators and hosts, where CPR is currently present. +INFO
CPR ANNOUNCES CURATORS PARTICIPATING IN EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE CORE PROGRAM
The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce the curators who will participate in the first research program in Northern and Eastern Europe. Director Carmen Ferreyra, with Ana Virtanen CPR Host in Helsinki (Finland), Karin Laansoo, and Kadri Laas, CPR Hosts in Tallinn (Estonia), selected 10 international curators among 92 applications received. In collaboration with sponsors and local and international partners, the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC), Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) and Checkpoint Helsinki, CPR will provide tuition, airfare and accommodation for the selected participants. +INFO