Curate Award, “a global search for curatorial talent,” co-presented by Fondazione Prada & Qatar Museums Authority, was announced this morning in Venice as thousands flood into the city for the 55th Venice Biennale. Curate is a broadly defined competition that’s open to the public to apply. Whoever submits the most compelling idea in a two-minute video will have their project become a reality!
The award was announced by Jean-Paul Engelen, Head of Public Art, Qatar Museums Authority; Astrid Welter, Project Director, Fondazione Prada; Abdellah Karroum, newly appointed Director of Mathaf (Modern & Contemporary Art Museum in Doha); and Serpentine Gallery’s Hans Ulrich Obrist, who is one of the Curate judges. (L to R in the above photo)Speaking about the evolution of who’s played the role of curator over the years, Obrist hoped that the Curate Award might push it further. “There are relatively few curating prizes which allow the project to become real,” he said.
For inspiration, Curate Award shared artist Bill Viola’s idea for “The World as a Living Organism” on their Facebook page:
A curator to send a selected group of artists, musicians, poets and dancers into outer space to orbit our planet so that they may see themselves and the entire world as one single living organism and share their experiences through their creations.
Looks like this one is wide open folks. I would’ve said the sky was the limit, but if Bill Viola’s idea is any indication… Good luck curatin’!
Deadline December 31, 2013. More info and application details: http://curateaward.com