NEW! Making Arguments in Space: A Curatorial Workshop

NEW! Making Arguments in Space: A Curatorial Workshop

Wednesday, March 25, 2020,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
50.00 CAD
40.00 CAD

Curating is a fairly new discipline that is constantly evolving. In the context of the current exhibition, this workshop will explore strategies of critical curating with a focus on spatial dialogues. Rather than asking, do these art works illustrate my argument? This workshop will ask, how can you foreground an artist’s intent? How do specific spaces interact with art? How can you create visual and spatial dialogues between artworks that are honest and generative without overshadowing the work? What are curatorial ethics? How do I develop a curatorial practice?

Participants are encouraged to bring questions, examples, and in-progress projects to the workshop, as this will enrich the dialogue. This program is open to all interested in curating, but will be geared towards new or emerging curators.

Image Credit: Installation of the exhibition That I am reading backwards and into for a purpose, to go on: The Kitchen, New York, 2017. Works depicted left to right: Silvia Kolbowski, A Few Howls Again (2008-9), and Julia Phillips, Regulator (2014).



Magdalyn Asimakis is a curator and writer. She has organized exhibitions and programs in Toronto and New York, and co-founded the project space and collective ma ma in 2018. Her curatorial practice began in Toronto where she held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Wedge Curatorial Projects, and continued in New York where she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and completed a research placement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with Queen’s University, where she is a PhD student. There, her academic research focuses on the display practices of museums curating global modernisms. Her writing has been published in art magazines such as Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, Artforum and Canadian Art Magazine, as well as museum publications for the New Museum and SFMoMA.