06.05.2013 - UNESCO Venice Office

Dialogues with Central Eastern Europe. UNESCO is 2013 place of encounter for contemporary art curators

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The sixth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators. Continental Breakfast 2013 entitled “RUNNING TIME” will be hosted by UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), at its premises Palazzo Zorzi on 30 May. It is a CEI Feature Event and a Continental Breakfast project to discuss the collection of curatorial data from the beginning of the millennium. The event is open to the public.

The CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators is a biennial event that deals with the topics of cultural promotion and the exchange of curatorial experiences. The initiative is opened to Central Eastern European experts and curators and to the commissioners of the Venice Biennale responsible for the national pavilions of the CEE countries.

The Forum is conceived and organized by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, in collaboration with the UNESCO Venice Office, under the patronage of the Central European Initiative (CEI), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Provinces of Venice and Trieste, the Municipality of Venice, and the University of Trieste. The event is supported by the Central European Initiative (CEI), the Friuli-Venezia Giulia autonomous Region and the BEBA Foundation of Venice.

The 2013 Venice Forum - which commemorates 10 years of activity together with friends from the Continental Breakfast network - wants to stimulate a reflection on the wealth of observational working tools by discussing and comparing examples/main criteria of subjective decisions taken by curators with regards to the greater or lesser importance of a contemporary work/artistic action.

In practical terms, the meeting this year wants to discuss a number of curatorial choices – from the protagonists directly – from a short time segment immediately contiguous to the present, namely the last ten years.

The 2013 CEI Venice Forum wishes to add to the debate underway by aiming to directly invite the participants – ranging in education, age and countries of origin – to share with colleagues the evaluation practices personally adopted over the last ten years for selecting episodes of importance/excellence from the international artistic output of the time and/or comment on defining important/excellent curatorial episodes from the last decade.

Link:  Sixth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators

For participation in the event, please contact: Michela De Faveri m.de-faveri(at)unesco.org tel.: 041-260.15.17

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