Friday, February 22, 2013

Open call: Kustosiranje / About and around curating – spring exhibition project in DOB 2013

Open call:
Kustosiranje / About and around curating – spring exhibition project in DOB 2013

(This is a shorter version of the Open call, developed for target groups from Belgrade, published originally in Serbian at:

Do you want to participate in creating an exhibition?
Do you have a daring, and yet a creative and realistic idea for an exhibition project?
Do you believe that teamworking brings best results?
Do you want to invest your time, knowledge and effort in an exhibition?

Apply for Kustosiranje / About and around curating exhibition project!

Kustosiranje / About and around curating project is present on Belgrade's and regional scene through original and rich educative programme developed in cooperation with public and civil cultural organisations, participation in art salons (The 53rd October salon in Belgrade, The 31st Youth salon in Zagreb), academic course, as well as organising qualitative exhibition projects since spring 2012 (Mikser festival in Belgrade, U10 art space in Belgrade).

Kustosiranje/ About and around curating is organising an Open call for participation in exhibition project, in cooperation with gallery of Cultural Center Dom omladine Belgrade (DOB). The Call is open for younger professionals and students (up to 30 years of age) from the fields of art and culture: art historians, artists, architects, (film and theatre) directors, producers, archaeologists, anthropologists, philologists, biologists, astronauts...

The exhibition team will be consisted of eight (8) selected candidates.

The Application consists of: a short CV and a motivational letter regarding two questions: My idea for the exhibition and Why I want to participate in his project?

The selection of applicants will be managed by project Kustosiranje / About and around curating authors, Andrej Bereta and Srđan Tunić, and the list of selected candidates will be available in public on 5th March 2013. All candidates will be informed through e-mail about the results of the Open call.

The selected team will start meeting on 7th March. Every Tuesday and Thursday a specially developed curatorial workshop will take place in DOB, consisting of several units. The attendance of each  participant is required in all lectures and workshops. By this works in progress, our intention is to explore the basic element of successful curatorial practice: from teamwork, developing a concept, organisation, selection/production of artworks, writing accompanying texts, to the technology of exhibition setting and exhibition programme.

The result of the process will consist of realisation of a group exhibition (lasting two weeks) in the gallery of DOB, which for decades nurtures high quality domestic and international artistic and curatorial practice of the most creative younger professionals, making it one of the most important gallery of that type in the region. The exhibition opening is planned for 9th April 2013 at 19h.

Kustosiranje / About and around curating project authors:

Andrej Bereta (1970), curator and art historian. Worked in the Department for education in The Museum of Applied Art, Gallery Chaos, and in October salons from 2006, in Belgrade. As part of Civil Association ARTIKAL, as one of the founders, organises several (co)author exhibition and educative programmes, the first being an inclusive ARTOUR: Cultural tour for people with disabilities (ARTUR: Kulturna tura za osobe sa invaliditetom, 2008). Participating in several projects, such as Creative mentorship (from 2011).

Srđan Tunić (1984), curator and art historian. Worked in The Museum of African Art in the Department for education, associate of Gallery Zvono, Belgrade, and on projects AiR Serbia: platform for artistic residency projects and Cultural Innovators Network (Trans-Cultural Dialogues, Street Art 2.0). Momentarily, preparing exhibitions on comic art and Japanese painting in Belgrade, since 2011 part of the Civil Association ARTIKAL.

Kustosiranje/ About and around curating is an educative and a research project, dealing with curatorial practice, with an intent to boost proactive approach of younger art professionals in developing independent exhibition projects. Since 2011 the project has been developed in three parallel sections: public programme, academic course and regional/international networking. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Public guidance through the exhibition Mancala (curator Ivana Vojt, The museum of African art)

Dear colleagues,

On Tuesday 12.02. at 18h we are organising a public guidance with curator Ivana Vojt, author of the exhibition Mancala: game of thought in The museum of African art.

As part of the guidance, apart from the process of making of and setting the exhibition, colleague Vojt will give us an insight into her curatorial challenges on this exhibition and professional work.

Discussion and evaluation of this exhibiton will be a part of the About and around curating #23 meeting next week.

You could reach the museum through public transport:

Bus 44, trolleys 40 and 41 till station "Ortopedski zavod" (+ a walk about 15-20 minutes), as well as to station "Ruska" (

The guidance for the visitors as part of the About and arund curating will be free of charge.