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Contemporary Curation: Theories and Histories

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Gordon Hon
Academic year

Module overview

The module is designed to introduce you to various contemporary theories on curation and visual culture relevant to the study of the disciplines. The content of the module provides a context for you to understand the complexity of curatorial practice today, against the background of art history and visual cultural studies, alongside the recent history of curation as a professional practice and an increasingly theoretically formulated academic discipline. The important topics discussed in the module are the main ways in which the concept of contemporary curation might be understood as a set of theoretical approaches within the context of practical challenges and an increasingly canonised history of the discourse. This module will introduce you to the terminology, concepts, theories, histories, and experiments that have led to and constitute the art of curation today.

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