Manchester Metropolitan University: Contemporary Curating

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Art
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Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught

Summary

MA/MFA Contemporary Curating explores the notion of exhibition practice in contemporary culture and considers curatorial methods and strategies in the context of the gallery and museum, as well as in projects such as biennials, public art works and commissions. The course considers ways in which different kinds of art works and projects are mediated through the exhibition process.

The shifting relationship between artist-institution-curator-critic/writer forms a central element to the course. The course also explores the potential of seeing curating as something that can be applied to different forms of knowledge: publications, symposia, events and interventions.

Features - Opportunity to work on Holden Gallery exhibitions programme which generates four new shows a year, artists have included: John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Cornelia Parker, Roman Signer, Mark Wallinger

  • Curator talks and seminars from a range of galleries and programmes, such as Liverpool Biennial, Manchester Art Gallery, Open Eye, Tate Liverpool, The Whitworth among others

  • Partnership arrangements with Castlefield Gallery and HOME for placements and work experience.

MA

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University  has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 34,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. 

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old*, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching. 

Location 
Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues …

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