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Curatorial Matters

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In this seminar students from all semesters and disciplines are introduced to central discussions traversing the concept of the curatorial. We will explore the thinking about the relationship between curating and the curatorial, as well as the roles that transdisciplinarity, transculturality, situatedness, and the public moment play in the construction of the field of the curatorial as knowledge producer in-between theory and practice. This seminar is intended for all of those who have an exhibition, publication or presentation project in mind, are planning one or are already involved in conceptualizing and realizing one. Beyond reading and discussing texts, we will conduct three external visits and devote time to individual projects.

Texts by a.o.: Beatrice von Bismarck, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Irit Rogoff, Tom Holert, Maria Lind, Kien Nghi Ha, Banu Cennetoglu, Arjun Appadurai, Nora Sternfeld, Henri Lefebvre, Pierre Bourdieu, Raqs Media Collective, Wiebke Gronemeyer, Paul O’Neill, Walter Benjamin, Walter Mignolo, Alanna Lockward, Drew A. Thompson, André Lepecki, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy, Anujah Fernando, Dorothee Richter, Homi Bhabha, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ariella Azoulay, Rolando Vasquez, Yvette Mutumba

The final list of authors/texts and the detailed schedule will be agreed upon together: note that students will have the opportunity to review the texts and decide on the order of presentations. Suggestions of other authors are welcome and will be included.


This is a seminar for a max. of 20 students. We will meet on Mondays plus on three Thursday afternoons for external visits. 

No prior engagement with the topics is required. 

A command of both English and German will be necessary as texts will be read in both languages. Instruction, presentations and discussions can take place in either English, German or a mixture of both, depending on the participants’ preferences. 

More organizational info under Dateien&Links.


Theorie und Geschichte

Visuelle Kulturen

Visuelle Kulturen Theorie


Sommersemester 2024


Montag, 11:00 – 15:00

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