Research residencies Madrid

Vessel, Katharina Fichtner and Karin Jaschke chosen for residency in Madrida

Curators' Network offers two curatorial research residencies for Madrid and Barcelona

Where?: Centro de creación contemporánea Matadero Madrid
When?: Oct, Nov, Dec. 2012
Who?: Cultural agents (curators, cultural managers, journalists etc.) from all over Europe
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The international curatorial residencies of Curators' Network, that Hablar en Arte is currently organizing in Spain aim to broaden up the knowledge of international curators who are interested in Spanish contemporary art.

The three-week stay of the selected curators is filled with an intense programme of studio visits, interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists and local curators.

Vessel (Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro) will be in Spain from 3 to 23 of December. They will organize a public talk about their curatorial praxis on Tuesday, Dec 4th, 7 p.m. at Matadero Madrid.

vessel is an independent non-profit space devoted to contemporary art; a dynamic container which intends to build an artistic and social bridge between Apulia and the surrounding areas, Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe.

vessel would like to use its residency as a research phase in order to understand how a collective feeling as dissensus can be spread through media. The radio is the tool they will use in order to investigate the existing dynamics connected to dissensus in Madrid. Starting from the idea of consensus as a situation in which the main narratives hide the minor ones, they will try to analyse how alternative paths and imaginaries are developed in the current society. The research is going to start in Madrid, and in the next year it will be carried out in other countries of the Mediterranean area. The aim is to figure out how the multiplicity of voices and perspectives can be expressed even if they don't fit the dominant ideologies and which kind of interaction and dialogue can exist between them.

"During our residency in Madrid we hope to get in touch with as many voices as possible, and to work together on a radio broadcast which will be conceived together with the local communities within a series of meetings, dinners and gatherings that we are going to schedule in the next days."


Previous residents were:

Karin Jaschke, a freelance curator from Austria will research on her current exhibition-project that investigates the  "memoria histórica" - the way Spanish society deals with rememberance about the civil war and the Franco dictatorship.

Katharina Fichtner, a German curator from the collective "THE OFFICE" will research on artists that fit in her artist-book and performance project "The world according to..."


The three residencies are organized by Hablar en Arte in collaboration and with the support of Matadero Madrid, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Institut Ramón Llull and AC/E.

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