Online-Lecture by José B. Segebre Salazar: The Art of Curating

HfBK Dresden

This talk will address some distinctions and overlaps between artistic and curatorial research. To which extent do contemporary artists operate like curators, and curators like artists? Is it counterproductive to separate these roles? Do both artistic and curatorial research produce aesthetic knowledge and experiences? In order to discuss these questions we will focus on our curatorial and artistic project called Fool Moon Screenings (2019- ongoing), a series of collaborative and performative events around the moon, food and moving images. The screenings stand in line with a living history of queer underground practices that blur distinctions between curation and art making, suggesting the importance of coming together around images and collectivizing authorship. Fool Moon Screenings were conceived and are curated with artist François Pisapia, who will also present the project.

François Pisapia is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been screened and exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), Staedel Museum (Frankfurt), Mal Seh’n Kino (Frankfurt), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Czech Centre (New York) and Centre Clark (Montréal). He recently directed an evening of performances and screenings at Echo Correspondence, in the frame of ImpulsTanz (Vienna).

José B. Segebre Salazar (*1987, MX/HN) is a writer, scholar and curator living in Berlin. As a doctoral candidate in Philosophy/Aesthetics at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach (DE), he explores the time of waiting to discuss notions of passivity, power and unfreedom in contemporary art and politics. José has written for artists, catalogues, exhibitions and has published in the journals of the Association of Historians of American Art (AHA) and the College Art Association (CAA).

This event will be streamed via Zoom (just click the link)