The role of the curator has become increasingly expansive since the turn of the 21st century. Curating, synonymous throughout the late 1900s with freelance exhibition production, today encompasses a greater number of functions connecting a wide range of creative practitioners (including artists, architects, filmmakers and writers) with an audience.
Central to curatorial practice is the task of organizing and enabling the encounter between audiences and artworks, often involving highly diverse and differentiated forms of expression and audience orientation.
Curatorial work embraces both critical approaches (through questioning norms and power hierarchies to historical and philosophical perspectives) and practice (including the management of collections and the production of exhibitions, events and other projects), together with mediation through verbal, digital and printed communication.
The International Master's Programme in Curating Art provides you with the theoretical tools and practical knowledge to analyze, develop, organize, arrange and mediate curatorial projects. The programme is founded on close collaboration between the disciplines of art history, philosophy, business administration, and law, together with numerous institutions beyond the university, such as kunsthalles, galleries, museums and publishing companies.
The programme prepares you for working as an institutional or freelance curator, exhibition producer or project manager, and also provides the perquisites for applying to research programs.
Courses and programmes
To gain a master's degree in Curating, you complete the International Master's Programme in Curating, with a specialization in Art, Management and Law, 120 credits.