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¿Sweet Home? - Pedagogies of Curating and and the Politics of Care-Taking

Category: International



Intermediæ, July 13, 6–9:30 pm


> Public lecture by Barbara Mahlknecht, curator and researcher in residence in „Sweet Home“
> Workshop conceptualised by Barbara Mahlknecht in dialogue with Manuela Pedrón Nicolau y Jaime González Cela


The event Sweet Home? Pedagogies of Curating and the Politics of Care-Taking aims at investigating the mulitlayered relations between curating, care taking and pedagogical attitudes. Curating has been widely regarded as a cultural mode of production resulting in a product or a commodity that produces value. Contrary to this, and seen through a marxist-feminist lens, the relations of labour within curating could be examined by the term "reproductive labour" coined by radical Feminists in the 1970s. Based on this assumption as well as on her research and the encounters with artists, curators and activists in Madrid, in her lecture, Barbara Mahlknecht will examine how to tackle, acknowledge, and to practice—modes of caring for, looking after, and maintaining ourselves and others collectively—within curatorial spaces.

The workshop will offer a collective reading, discussing and doing that explores modes of taking care within curatorial and educational spaces. Collectively we will look into pedagogy as the foundation of a dialogue where learning can take place in relation to curatorial practices and settings as well as care taking.


The event is organized in the framework of the Sweet Home research residencies.

This edition of Sweet Home is supported by Foro Cultural de Austria in Madrid.




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