of 2012.02.25 to 2012.12.15
Curatorship and Concept
Co-Curatorship and Programme Coordination
Art and Architecture
The Curators' Lab intends to create a meeting platform for different cultural producers within curatorial practice and artistic production.
The space intends to promote debate sessions and generate content on curatorship and models of action. With a programme of its own, this initiative also seeks to use public debates, master classes, workshops and other events to grant visibility to the visits of several specialists in the area who will be coming to the city of Guimarães to hold other projects planned for 2012. The space is set within a disused factory unit, and is available to receive these creators and thinkers, functioning as a meeting point for those who wish to know more about the development of the projects and speak with their actors.
Throughout the process artists, architects, curators, critics, writers, designers, publishers, philosophers, educators and researchers will be invited to carry out physical interventions, residences, talks, events or specific performances linked to the concepts, conversations and critical debates programmed for this space. Creative contamination will be one of the preferred subjects for the work, starting out from the situations of a meeting platform, a space for permanent creation or experimental workshops. The Curators’ Lab is linked to the European Capital of Culture format and is carried out as a think tank on cultural programming and its relationship with the context.
The Curators’ Lab is divided in three moments, starting on February, June and September, respectively. Each one of these events corresponds to a programme of events structured around a concept, a temporary architecture, a collective artist-in-residence project and a publishing project. Each moment is structured in three main axis around which events, residencies and the editorial and spatial production are organized: Structure, Specific Programme and Crossover Programme with other projects within ECC2012.