Curators' Network: connecting to combat isolation
Albeit the common idea of a progressively interconnecting art-world, the "island phenomena" is spreading. On the one hand, Internet and new communication technologies give us the opportunity to easily get in contact with the most remote corners of the Earth. However, this easy access to all kinds of information makes invisible those who are still not present in digital formats.
Quite often, a lack of international contacts and promotion creates vibrant local environments where artists and curators are working more closely together. Due to a lack of international exposure, their projects, exhibitions, work and events are – although highly interesting – fairly unknown in the rest of the world.
Curators’ Network offers an opportunity to interconnect the valuable local knowledge of the curators together, to address and facilitate in the promotional needs of young and emergent artists and subsequently further curators’ interest in talent from foreign countries.
The members of the network share their experiences and knowledge about emerging contemporary art and artists with ideas for common exhibition projects. As a result of this and through a series of events that take place in their home countries, curators are brought into contact with national artists and art-professionals.
These activities encourage the introduction of emerging artists into European art circles, foster the exchange of knowledge and interaction between art professionals and will lead to the creation of sustainable, durable and direct contacts between European artists, cultural managers and curators.
Curators’ Network, February 2011
Aron Fenyvesi, Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, Hungary
Bori Szalai, Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, Hungary
Tomasz Gutkowski, Foundation for Visual Arts, Krakow, Poland
Javier Martín-Jiménez, Hablar en Arte, Spain
Sören Meschede, Hablar en Arte, Madrid, Spain
Anca Mihulet, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania
Andrea Löbel, Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX), Vienna, Austria Jürgen Tabor, Galerie im Taxispalais, Salzburg, Austria