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)