Thursday, 11 November 2010

‘Every Curator’s Handbook’

(2010-2011):

‘Every Curator’s Handbook’ – an inspirational guide book dealing with various curatorial issues including; first-hand experiences, reflections on past projects or planning of a future project, other relevant topics as narrated by both emerging and established curators, and also artists’ experiences of working with or as a curator. We are motivated to create this publication in order to share with those—who like us—are at the early stages of their curatorial career and face specific professional dilemmas or questions that need to be clarified and explored further.

Rather than focusing on curatorial education (as in formal curating courses and the gaps in how they teach), we aim at something more open – profiling models of practice and raising discussion on current questions and problems, whether practical or conceptual.

Managing Editors

Anne Klontz
Karen MacDonald
Yulia Usova

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The Invisible Generation in Kiev - June 17 and July 2-4 2010

Photo-reportage.

FLYING UP SKY-SCRAPERS by Oksana Chepelyk (UA)







HEADLESS by TanzLaboratorium (UA)







PRIVATE CONTRACTORS by Olav Westphalen and Per Hüttner (SE)






KEN! by Jean-François Robardet (FR) and Yulia Usova (UA)






LAMPS by collective ‘Gang-Don’ (UA)







Performance POLYTHYLENE by Volodymyr Karashevskyi (UA)






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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Photo-reportage: 'Your Place in the Industry of Contemporary Art'

a series of presentations, lectures and workshops
Oct-Nov 2009, Kiev, Ukraine.


«Industry of Art Biennials» - presentation by Yulia Usova, curator (Kiev/Stockholm) in HudGraf Gallery.




«Curatorial practice in Contemporary Russian art» - lecture by Olesya Turkina, critic/curator (St.Petersburg) in Ukrainian House.

Guests from St.Petersburg (from the left): artist Vladislav Monro, curator Olesya Turkina, artist Sergey Bugaev (Afrika).

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An introduction by Sergey Bugaev (Afrika).


«Shadow Worlds of Translation and the Performativity of Apology» - a lecture by Paula von Seth, artist (Stockholm) in Les’ Kurbas Centre.






«Shaping the Shapers» - a lecture by Karen McDonald, curator (London) in Fund for Promotion of Arts Development.






«Artist’s Talk» by Olav Westphalen, artist (Prof. Kungl. Konsthögskolan Stockholm) in Collection Gallery.




«Power/Art/Humor in the Work of Olav Westphalen» - a presentation by Olav Westphalen in Les’ Kurbas Centre.






«The Invisible Generation - an International Denouncement of Reality» - a presentation by Per Hüttner, artist (Stockholm/Paris) in Les’ Kurbas Centre.






Inviting for a local specialty - Chicken Kiev.




Special events in Les’ Kurbas Centre:

«Life Forms» - workshop by Paula von Seth.


«New works and ideas in an unstructured format» - performances by the local artists and the students of Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.



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Media art festival and party at HudGraf Gallery.



An art gift for Kiev.

A final 'tea' party ))

Program: 'Your Place in the Industry of Contemporary Art'

Your Place in the Industry of Contemporary Art
a series of presentations, lectures and workshops:

Yulia Usova, curator (Kiev/Stockholm)
«Contemporary Forms of Cooperation Between Art and Business »
(Oct 30 at 19-00,
Fund for Promotion of Arts Development, Frolovska Str.1/6, tel. 238-65-21)

«Industry of Art Biennals»*
(Nov 31 at 12-00,
HudGraf Gallery, T. Shevchenko Ave. 33 (2-d floor), tel. 8-050-4416174)


Olesya Turkina, critic/curator (St.Petersburg)
«Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Russian Art»
(Nov 1 at 15-00,
Art Fair or Fund for Promotion of Arts Development, Frolovska Str.1/6, tel. 238-65-21)

Paula von Seth, artist (Stockholm)
«Shadow Worlds of Translation and the Performativity of Apology»*
(Nov 2 at 19-00,
Les’ Kurbas Centre, Volodimirska Str, 23-В, tel. 279-12-89)


Karen McDonald, curator (London)
«Shaping the Shapers»*
(Nov 3 at 19-00
Fund for Promotion of Arts Development, Frolovska Str.1/6, tel. 238-65-21)


Olav Westphalen, artist (Prof. Kungl. Konsthögskolan Stockholm)
«Blind Spots»*
(Nov 6 at 19-00
Les’ Kurbas Centre, Volodimirska Str, 23-В, tel. 279-12-89)

Per Hüttner, artist (Stockholm/Paris)
«The Invisible Generation - an International Denouncement of Reality»*
(Nov 7 at 13-00
Les’ Kurbas Centre, Volodimirska Str, 23-В, tel. 279-12-89)

Special events of the project in Les’ Kurbas Centre:

«Life Forms» - workshop by Paula von Seth (Nov 4 at 15-00)
By the students of Royal University College of Fine Arts (Stockholm):
«New works and ideas in an unstructured format» - performance (Nov 7 at 15-00)
Video-screening – (Nov 7 at 19-00)

* Presentation is held in English
** Event in conjunction with the conference «Contemporary Theater Directors: the Metamorphosis of Profession» organized by Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts .

supported by:
The Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts,
Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine,
Swedish Institute (Stockholm)

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Perfect Art Institution (PAI) *

they say that perfection has no limits...


PAI’s aim is to enable meaningful international collaboration and to serve as a platform for artistic and academic exchange.

PAI has a mobile and open structure that allows to meet new demands of constantly changing art practices and welcome new collaborations.

PAI’s activities focus on establishing and deepening dialogues about contemporary art and its role in Ukraine with international artists, curators and critics.

Special focus is given to the role of art in democratic societies and how art can be used as a tool to develop dialogues about democracy in Eastern Europe.

PAI has offices in Stockholm and Kiev.

Current activities:

- PAI develops a series of art projects in Kiev in October-November 2009 with Les Kurbas Center of Theater Art, Vision Forum and is supported by Swedish Institute, the Embassy of Sweden and the Embassy of France in Kiev

- PAI develops a series of lectures on contemporary art in collaboration with various partners

- PAI wants to develop a residency program for foreign contemporary artists in Ukraine.


* PAI is a project being developed within the frame of Vision Forum.

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Anne Klontz, Curator (Stockholm)

Anne Klontz works within a continuous state of curatorial exploration and discovery. Her practice embraces the relationships between art, craft and design and is inspired by the conceptual expressions of exhibition making. She is particularly interested in creating atmospheres through which the experience of art is found in unique and unexpected locations.

After several years working as a graphic designer in the United States, Anne completed the International Curating Management Education at Stockhom University (2009) and finished her Master’s degree in curating at Linköping University in 2010. She is currently a member of Vision Forum, an international platform for artists and curators.


Yulia Usova, curator (Kiev/Stockholm)

Having background in economics, practical experience in corporate PR/marketing, and a strong interest in the arts and culture, Yulia Usova has graduated the Master course in International Curating Management at Stockholm University in March 2008.

The same year she received 4 months’ grant to study at the University of Ideas, Cittadellarte (City of Arts) at Pistoletto Foundation, Italy. It gave her practical experience in social responsible change through art and gave possibility to develop and to realize new projects in Italy.

Her formal position as a curator is also accompanied by projects and concepts, which though they do not always seem to have a direct connection with curating, that she feels are important in broadening the term and role, whilst widening the range of possibilities of different types and definitions of work in the field of art.