with Tarek Atoui, Du Yun, Julia Gerlach & Vigdis Jakobsdottir
DUE TO COVID-19, TIME OF MUSIC HAS HAD TO POSTPONE THE CURATING DIVERSITY COURSE TO 2021.
Time of Music Festival invites emerging curators to apply to a 7-day course in Viitasaari, Finland, in July 2020. Recognised composers/curators Tarek Atoui, Du Yun, Julia Gerlach et Vigdis Jakobsdottir will lead workshops, lectures and debates that explore artistic concerns and good practices in curating music and sound art today. Discussions in class will cover topics such as the challenges of public and private space, collaborative and participatory strategies, working with archives, the challenges of modern identity-politics and personification, curatorship as activism, curating social change and inclusion. The course will focus more on ethical and positional questions as oppose to purely technical aspects like fundraising and production. Participants will take part in a public discussion and presentation on the last day of the course.