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Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC) Announces International Symposium of Emerging Curators

Under the direction of Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC) in Italy presents the fourth edition of QUI. ENTER ATLAS. International Symposium of Emerging Curators.
This four-day symposium, held from November 18–21, 2011 at GAMeC, and open to the general public, is a discussion-based event accompanying the Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize.

For every edition of QUI. ENTER ATLAS, the symposium’s discussion topics, format and participants change. This year, the symposium is titled The Billiard Effect and centres on exhibition histories in the making. Participants present their work along with case studies of influential exhibitions held from 1989 to the present, which may include anything from exhibitions or permanent collections, art biennials, and solo- or group-exhibitions, as well as discursive-oriented programming series, event-based or long-term initiatives shaped by atypical curatorial practices.

This symposium is realized by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator for Contemporary Art at Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and Alessandro Rabottini, Curator at Large, GAMeC.

Participants of The Billiard Effect include 14 curators under the age of 35 from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America; nine curators in this group were convened by the symposium organizers, and five curators were nominated by an external group of international advisors to participate as runners-up for the Bonaldi Award.

Emerging art curators working exceptionally at public institutions, non-profit spaces or independently, will share their curatorial projects, methods and research.

These are the participants of The Billiard Effect:

Marwa Arsanios, Curator and co-founder, 98 weeks Research / Project space, Beirut
Ieva Astahovska, Curator, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Latvia
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Dean of Visual Arts Department, Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva
Vincenzo de Bellis, Co-founder and co-director, Peep-Hole, Milan
Luigi Fassi, Director, arge/kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano
Fredi Fischli, Freelance curator, Zurich
Inti Guerrero, Independent curator, critic and researcher, Hong Kong
Loren Hansi Momodu, Curator, Tate Modern, London
Prem Krishnamurthy, Founder and director, Project Projects, New York
Sohrab Mohebbi, Critic and free-lance curator, New York
Jorge Munguía, Independent curator; co-founder of Salón and Pase Usted, Mexico City
Júlia Rebouças, Curator, Inhotim Institute, Belo Horizonte
Sarah Rifky, Curator, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Il Cairo
Sandra Terdjman, Director, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

QUI. ENTER ATLAS. International Symposium of Emerging Curators intends to be an occasion for professional development, through an exchange of ideas and experiences between peers and together with an audience.

For these reasons, aside from the symposium, a weblog has been especially created: The Billiard Effect Blog is an editorial project by Francesco Garutti available on the website This weblog is conceived as a conversation platform to share and cross-reference contents explored in the for The Billiard Effect.

The symposium’s closing event, on Monday, November 21st, is the Award Ceremony for the sixth edition of Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize. An award unique in its genre, it grants project support to a young curator under the age of 30. The awarded curator is invited to present an exhibition next year at GAMeC.

The five curators participating in the symposium that are considered for the award are: Fredi Fischli, Loren Hansi Momodu, Sohrab Mohebbi, Júlia Rebouças and Inti Guerrero.

The jury’s members for the Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize are: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director, GAMeC, Bergamo; Alex Farquharson, Director, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; and Viktor Misiano, Editor in Chief, Moscow Art Magazine, Moscow.

For further information:

QUI. ENTER ATLAS – International Symposium of Emerging Curators
18 November – at 6 pm
19–20 November – from 10 am to 1 pm / from 2.30 to 6 pm
21 November – from 10 am to 1 pm / from 5 to 6.30 pm

Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize
Award Ceremony
21 November – at 7 pm

Free entrance

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