BIO
Node Center for Curatorial Studies was created in order to offer a platform to teach, experiment, and investigate subjects related to curatorial studies and contemporary art practices.

The Center´s core activity stems from the Curatorial Residency Program that offers its participants the possibility of expanding their professional and practical experience while deeply immersing them in Berlin’s art scene.

Node is a dynamic space were professional interactions take place in the form of seminars, artist presentations, and other activities that explore the complexity of curatorial work. It also draws together curators, artists, and creative practitioners in Berlin.

The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

To learn more about the program we invite you to explore our homepage: www.nodecenter.org

To gain an insight into Node’s daily life, please visit our blog: www.blog.nodecenter.org

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OPPORTUNITY

Spring Curatorial Studies Residency at Node Center


Deadline:
Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:55

Location:
Berlin, Germany

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks, designed for international emerging curators who wish to expand their professional practice by developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment.

Residency period: From February 5th to April 29th, 2013.
Application Deadline: November 27th, 2012

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The Node Center for Curatorial Studies is a platform of formation, experimentation, and diffusion in the field of curatorship and in the contemporary artistic practices.

Node’s Curatorial Residency Program has an emphasis on developing innovative practice that expands the mechanism beyond the traditional process and format of the art exhibition, generating new discursive possibilities. To this end, the program is underpinned by a philosophy of exploring different fields of knowledge outside of the traditional gallery context to adapt them to the curatorial praxis. This gives rise to the opportunity to experiment with challenging curatorial projects, while receiving professional feedback and technical support.

During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin’s dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.

//Applying

An online application form and additional information can be found on the Center's website: http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/program.html

To be eligible participants must submit an application by November 27th, 2012:
http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/applying/appform.html

*Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview.

//Admission requirements

An academic background in any of the following areas of contemporary art: curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, art management, and/or art production; visual arts, fine arts, arts and new media; or equivalent work experience within an Institution, or with projects developed as an independent curator.

For further information please contact us: info@nodecenter.org / www.nodecenter.org

Program Fees
• 1 initial deposit of 720 EUR
• 3 monthly payments of 770 EUR

CONTACT

Node Center for Curatorial Studies
Waldemarstr 37a, 10999 Berlin, Germany
www.nodecenter.org / info@nodecenter.org
T: +49 152 2769 9078

Residency period: From February 5th to April 29th, 2013.
Application Deadline: November 27th, 2012


EVENT

Letters From the Field


Dates:
Wed Aug 22, 2012 19:00 - Sun Aug 26, 2012

Location:
Berlin, Germany

Vernissage: Wednesday 22 August, 7–10pm
Visiting Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 2–8pm

Atelierhof Kreuzberg
Schleiermacherstraße 31–37
Berlin 10961
U-Bahn U7 at Gneisenaustr.
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/HfM9D

Letters from the Field is a group exhibition and publication curated by the nine residents of the Node Center for Curatorial Studies 2012 summer program. Letters from the Field features work by twenty artists currently working in Berlin. The resident curators have invited artists to respond to six contemporary topics that address histories, futures, and fictions. The form of the artists’ responses range from text to video, painting, sculpture and performance.
Functioning as a conceptual framework to the exhibition, the publication contains artists’ contributions and essays by curators in a series of eight chapters. The book is presented in a malleable format that can be edited by the viewer, with a chapter left partially blank for additional responses.
These assembled elements attempt to reveal the process of the production of ideas and critical methodologies. Through collaboration and correspondence, Letters from the Field is an experiment in exposing what our present is.
There will be performances by Lynda Amer Meziane, and Nicolas Puyjalon at the opening reception.

The participating artists are Heba Amin, Stephan Backes, Megan Cotts, Regina De Miguel, Kate Hers, Sharon Houkema, Klaas Hübner, Michiel Huijben, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lindsay Lawson, Ruth Le Gear, François Martig, Alex Martinis Roe, Lynda Amer Meziane, Nicolas Puyjalon, Annika Rixen, Rebecca Smith, Aiko Tezuka, Ciarán Walsh, and Ylva Westerlund.

Letters from the Field is curated by Lee Foley, Catherine Gomersall, Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Sinejan Kılıç, Maeve Mulrennan, Iohanna Nicenboim, Marília Pasculli, Dunja Rmandić, and Tanya Toft.

The exhibition is produced by the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin.


OPPORTUNITY

Autumn Curatorial Residency at Node Center Berlin


Deadline:
Fri Aug 03, 2012 23:59

Location:
Berlin, Germany

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks, designed for international emerging curators who wish to expand their professional practice by developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment.

Residency period: From September 18th to December 11th, 2012.
Application Deadline: August 3rd, 2012


The Node Center for Curatorial Studies is a platform of formation, experimentation, and diffusion in the field of curatorship and in the contemporary artistic practices.

Node’s Curatorial Residency Program has an emphasis on developing innovative practice that expands the mechanism beyond the traditional process and format of the art exhibition, generating new discursive possibilities. To this end, the program is underpinned by a philosophy of exploring different fields of knowledge outside of the traditional gallery context to adapt them to the curatorial praxis. This gives rise to the opportunity to experiment with challenging curatorial projects, while receiving professional feedback and technical support.

During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin’s dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.

Applying
An online application form and additional information can be found on the Center's website.
To be eligible participants must submit an application by August 3rd 2012 here.

*Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview.

Admission requirements
An academic background in any of the following areas of contemporary art: curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, art management, and/or art production; visual arts, fine arts, arts and new media; or equivalent work experience within an Institution, or with projects developed as an independent curator.

For further information please contact us: info@nodecenter.org / www.nodecenter.org

Program Fees
• 1 initial deposit of 720 EUR
• 3 monthly payments of 770 EUR


OPPORTUNITY

Grant writing Strategies / Online course by Node Center for Curatorial Studies


Deadline:
Sun Jul 08, 2012 23:50

Location:
Berlin, Germany

Grant writing strategies: How to write grant applications for the Arts&Culture sectors
*Online course

Lecturer: Luminita Ratiu, Professional fundraiser in the non-profit and Art sectors
Duration: July 11th - August 6th, 2012
Application Deadline: July 8th, 2012.

Qualifications and Goals:
Learn the fundamentals of successful grant writing.


What are the competencies we really need in reaching that success? Some may say that is all about the credibility of the artists you are working with, some may argue it is all about how accurate your description of the project is, others may say that nothing is more important than having sound impact in the community or society at large.

This course suggests that a coherent mix of all of these, plus good writing skills, will do the best!

Therefore, upon completing this course, we aim for you to have enhanced competencies in:

1. recognizing the credibility factors *(artist’s bio, collective artists’ CV, gallery’s CV, curator’s CV, referrals’ credibility)
2. coherent and complex description of the art project *( synopsis, theme, approach, medium and technique, relevance, process, production, outcomes, expected impact)
3. working with a project’s budget
4. managing a simple, clear and concise writing style

Participation fee: 140€
Number of learners: min 8 up to max. 25 participants
Language: English
To apply please fill in this Application form:
http://www.nodecenter.org/online/applicationcourses.html

*Online material available 24/7 during the duration of the course and 3 video-conferences (11th, 18th and 25th of July, 2012 at 7pm. Central European Time)

The online courses of Node Center make use of an effective E-Learning Environment available 24/7 during the duration of the course. It is reinforced with real time video-conferences, assignments and personalized feedback from the lecturer.

For full information: http://www.nodecenter.org/online/grant-writing.html


EVENT

Faraway, So Close!


Dates:
Wed Apr 25, 2012 19:00 - Tue May 01, 2012

Location:
Berlin, Germany

An exhibition by Resident Curators of Node Center for Curatorial Studies - Berlin

http://www.nodecenter.org/events/faraway.html

Artists
Mario Asef, Stuart Bailes, Ivan Bošković, Stephanie Comilang, Jenny Ekholm, Boris Eldagsen, Assaf Gruber, Brendan Howell, Gemis Luciani, Paula Muhr, Julian Oliver, Olve Sande, Elizabeth Skadden, Kasper Vang, Kim Westerström.

Vernissage: 25.04.2012, 7.00pm – 11pm
Exhibition: 26.04.2012 – 01.05.2012, 2.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Fichte-Bunker, Fichtestrasse 6, 10967 Berlin

Why would we, living in a contemporary world, need a bunker?

“Faraway, So Close!” – an exhibition presented by eight curators from the Residency program of Node Center for Curatorial Studies, will take place from 25 April until 1 May 2012 at the Fichte-Bunker, in collaboration with Grimmuseum and Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Fifteen international artists present their work inside the historically charged space, offering the possibility to investigate what we see, how we see, and who we are? Daily, hourly, momently, we are bombarded with information, which we conceive to be the real picture of the world. The bunker provides a place to escape the overwhelming nature of constant communication and urges us to slow down the pace, focussing on ourselves in order to look out again for a better understanding of ourselves within our surroundings.

The exhibition “Faraway, So Close!” explores the structure of the bunker as a secluded space where we can investigate the gap between external reality and internal experience. The visitor follows a journey that begins with introspection and inner questions, gradually leading outwards to the self in context with the world. Starting with intimate cells that put the spectator face-to-face with a particular artwork, the exhibition moves on to bigger rooms where art pieces approach thematics of social interactions and constructions.

Curated by:
Anastasia Albokrinova, Kordula Fritz-Srbic, Valentina Galossi, Carolina Jiménez, Kenneth Padre Paranada, Paz Ponce Perez-Bustamante, Nicola Ricciardi, Alexia Werrie.

Organized by: Node Center for Curatorial Studies
In collaboration with: Grimmuseum and Künstlerhaus Bethanien.