In the frame of the block Anywhere, Anywhere Out of This World, a series of seminars with contemporary performing and visual arts curators are held at DAS Theatre, in order to confront some issues about curating, rethinking or imagining art institutions, and creating spaces for collaboration between art organizations and artists.
The first seminar, on 25 January, will host Silvia Bottiroli herself, contemporary performing arts curator and researcher and also mentor of the block at DAS Theatre. The seminars are intended as a moment of sharing, debate and work.
Attendance is free, but there are only ten spots available. So we have a first-come, first-safe policy. Reserve a.s.a.p. your place with an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation when your name is added to the list.
Date: 25 January 2017
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Location: DAS Graduate School
About Silvia Bottiroli
Phd in Visual and Performing Arts at the Pisa University, Silvia Bottiroli is author of numerous writings about the XX Century and contemporary theatre and dance scene, focusing in particular on the political and ethical values of performance, the societal implication of artistic creation and spectatorship and the issues raised by curatorial practices and instituting processes. From 2012 to 2016 she has been the artistic director of Santarcangelo Festival, one of the most relevant contemporary performing arts festivals in Italy.
DAS Theatre Curator’s seminars
The seminars are intended as a moment of sharing, debate and work triggered each time by the presence, thoughts, questions and concerns of one figure. The guests are asked in particular to explore –with students and participants– how their curatorial practice is affected by the notion of fiction or fictional attitudes and how the curation and production of art projects can cope with the limits of the possible. What is an impossible or utopian project? How does curating set conditions for the impossible to happen? What space of sharing or overlapping practices exists or can be created between art institutions and artists?
The second Curator’s seminar is 10 February (start: 2 PM) and will be hosted by Gundega Laivina, from the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, and artistic and managing director of Homo Novus, International Festival of Contemporary Theatre. Keep an eye out our Facebook page for more info and we’ll let you know when it is possible to register.
DAS Theatre has invited Silvia Bottiroli to curate the Block Anywhere, Anywhere Out of This World for the academic year 2016-17, a ten week study programme. Philippe Quense, Christophe Meierhans, Zapruder, Mårten Spångberg, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay and Livia Andrea Piazza are some of those who will be working with the students. We look forward to sharing the artistic outcome of our activities with you at our public presentations, lectures and film screenings. More information about the public programme will folllow soon. If you want to stay updated on all the latest developments, you can follow us on Facebook.