Applications open for Akbank Sanat's curator competition
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsAkbank Sanat is inviting entries for the second edition of the International Curator Competition, an event that provides support for emerging curators, reinforces interest in curatorial practices and encourages new projects in the field of contemporary art.
In its first year in 2012, The Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition received a large number of applications from over 100 curators of various nationalities. Alejandra Labastida’s application was selected by the jury, consisting of Jack Persekian (director and head curator of the Palestinian Museum), Francis McKee (director of CCA, Glasgow; tutor and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art), and Başak Şenova (independent curator). Accordingly, Labastida’s proposal was realized as an exhibition that ran from Feb. 19 to April 27 at Akbank Art Center in Istanbul, accompanied with a program of activities, including performances, talks and screenings, as well as an exhibition catalogue.
Developed and coordinated by Şenova, the competition has an application-based process. The content and the quality of the proposals will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of three curators.
This year’s jury includes Anne Barlow (director of art in general, New York, and co-curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale), Christine Tohme (director of Ashkal Alwan), and Branko Franceschi. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 10.