Curating on the move

Venice Biennale 2019

Date: 17–21 June 2019, 10am–5pm
Venue: Pro Helvetia Salon Suisse, Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Venice

Maayan Sheleff: curator from Israel
Henk Slager: curator of the next Bucharest Biennale and curator of the Research Pavillion Venice Biennale
Angela Vettese: lecturer at Contemporary Visual Art at the Iuav University of Venice and Department of Culture, Venice
Zasha Colah: curator Clark House Initiative in Bombay

Jau-Lan Guo: Cooperation partner Shared Campus TNUA
Dorothee Richter: Cooperation Partner Shared Campus ZHdK
Ronald Kolb: Cooperation Partner Shared Campus ZHdK

The international curatorial workshop Curating on the Move – Venice Bienniale 2019 took place from June 17 until 21, 2019, every day from 10am to 7pm, at Pro Helvetia’s Salon Suisse location at Guidecca, Venice and was attended by 24 participants (13 of international scholars, artists and curators, 11 from the ZHdK).

We intensively researched and discussed together the expanded forms of curatorial practices from Biennales worldwide in comparison to the theme of the 2019 Venice Biennale, the history of the Venice Biennale and its place in a globalized art world. (see our publication
The workshop was orchestrated through various learning formats: From close-reading sessions and discussions of theory related to curating and the Biennale, group works and presentations by the participants, guided tours of the Venice Biennale and other exhibitions with in-depth analyses, lectures by Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter and Ronald Kolb, to inputs by renown curators (Henk Slager, Zasha Colah, Jau-Lan Guo, Maayan Sheleff, Angela Vettese).
The intensive five days workshop was complemented by social events (common lunch-times, Apéro on the first evening), and through participatory and performative activities derived from scores of the project Small Projects for Coming Communities (