“The Archive:Static, Embodied, Practiced”, GHANA


The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos in collaboration with Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana presents The Archive:Static, Embodied, Practiced, its 3rd intensive 35 day international art programme, structured as part workshop, part residency and part art academy 
Artists and Curators
6th May – 9th June 2013
After two very successful programmes which took place in Lagos, the initiative will move for the first time to another West African country Accra, Ghana. During “The Archive:Static, Embodied, Practiced”, artists and curators will be encouraged to consider the archive beyond the narrow definition as solely a physical space where collections of documents are kept. What constitutes an archive? Who determines what materials are archival? What particular narratives do archives present, and how? What do archives reveal about the state, particular places or society in general? What is the role of archives and documents in contemporary visual art and curatorial practice today, and what can it be in the future? It is these questions, among others, that “The Archive: As Static, Embodied, Practiced” will encourage participating artists and curators to consider as possibilities for interacting with archives in their practice, be it indigenous or contemporary. 
The focus will be less on technique and primarily on methodology, critical thinking, and the implementation of conceptual ideas. It will be of benefit to artists and curators interested in thinking through the conception and execution of their practice, who are curious and interested in experimenting through forms of practice and thought outside of the traditional modes of working, but not to its total exclusion. 
New Curatorial Segment of the Programme
In 2012, we added the pilot curatorial segment to the programme with the participation of an emerging curator. In view of the urgent need for more curators on the continent, the 2013 iteration of the programme will position curatorial practice as an integral component where participants will be encouraged to develop their research methodologies, hone their proposal development and critical writing skills, engage closely with artists from across the continent and in collaboration with experienced curators, develop and oversee the programme’s culminating project.
Lectures, seminars, critiques portfolio reviews and workshops will be offered by a distinguished local and international faculty of artists, curators and writers. 
Who Can Apply?
Applications are open to artists (including self taught artists) and emerging curators from across Africa who have been professionally active for at least 3 years for artists and 1 year for curators. A visible commitment to their respective professional is a prerequisite. Women artists and curators are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Application Deadline: Monday February 25, 2013
Late applications will not be considered. 
Application form with detailed information about the course is available by email from: Ato Annan or Adwoa Amoah 
projects@fcaghana.org | +233 264 527 432/ +233 244 771 190
or download at www.fcaghana.org /www.ccalagos.org


16.12.2012 | par martalanca | arquivo, Ghana