WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO?—WCSCD was initiated and funded in 2018 in Belgrade as an educational platform around notions of curatorial.
Its main activities for 2018 and 2019 include an annual program of curatorial workshops, lectures, and studio visits for young practitioners three months in duration, with the intention to bring together key international and local figures engaged in curatorial discourse, who specifically are able to offer important institutional knowledge and networks to the program participants. Through the program, the notion of international we try to complicate by inviting mentors from non-western context as well as local figures.
In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade annual series of public lectures are presented on regular bases thinking the relationship between curatorial and new institutional models.
The first edition of the international course for emerging curators took place in Belgrade, Serbia, from September to December 2018, and drew upon the unique local and regional context as a critical source of knowledge. Participants were engaged in a rigorous itinerary of extensive studio visits, research visits to public and private institutions and collections, along with a series of closed door workshop sessions led by both international and local mentors of the program.