The Curatorial: Multiple Variations (VA4208.01)

Anne Thompson

This class will curate an experimental exhibition of prints, photographs, artist books and other editions from Bennington College collections. In taking the multiple—or reproducible object—as a starting point, we open up a field that connects Crossett Library with campus art holdings and allows for strategizing about expanded exhibition structures. After an initial survey of works, we will identify a theme that speaks to contemporary concerns Then, as a group, we will realize a nontraditional exhibit that fuses the theme with concepts around the multiple. Activities include readings from critical theory and art history; individual and team research; frequent research presentations; writing about art objects; and collaborative work on final production.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Prior coursework in art history, literature and/or curatorial practice, and instructor’s consent. Interested students must submit a writing sample to
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Hybrid In-Person and Remote , Visual Arts (VA)