How to Learn?

Saturday 13 May 2017

With the emergence of new postgraduate programmes in art curatorship and increased competition for curatorial internships in recent years, it feels timely to examine the subject of curatorial education in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

This panel discussion between emerging to mid-career practitioners will explore potential pathways and possibilities for those interested in contemporary curatorial practice, as well as offering critical observations of the field at present. How do forms of learning or ‘training’ in informal and artist or curator-run initiatives differ from internships, paid institutional work and tertiary structures? What power structures are at play within these established systems—what’s missing, what’s shifting, and what could the future look like?

Presenters Balamohan Shingade, John Mutambu, Andrea Bell and Melanie Oliver will reflect on these issues and their own ways of entering the field in a panel discussion chaired by Enjoy’s Curator and Manager Sophie Davis.