9 May 2019

meet in venice on may 9th 2019!

ninth cei venice forum for contemporary art curators



9th CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators from Central Eastern Europe.
Continental Breakfast 2019.
Venice, Academy of Fine Arts (Dorsoduro 423)
Thursday 9th May 2019 [14:30 – 18:30]

In the spirit of creating a preview-map of what will be of relevance in the context of contemporary debate in the arts in 2019-2020, and thus collecting ongoing curatorial concepts/activities/proposals in this two year period from the international curators invited, the 9th CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators will be held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice on Thursday 9th May 2019, 2:30 – 6:30 pm.
You are invited to attend the meeting.

Since 2003 the Forum has been a CEI Feature Event, under the patronage of the Central European Initiative. It is a biennial moment of encounter and exchange of curatorial practices among curators of contemporary art in Central Eastern Europe. The 2019 Forum will bring together national commissioners of the Biennale, museum directors, international art curators, contemporary art organisers, artists and, as a new 2019 part, young curators selected from an open call.
(see previous editions)

The Forum will consist of a series of contributions in which speakers will tell the audience from which point of view they are looking at the facts of today’s contemporary art and will explain why, in their opinion, it is important to deal with this point of view nowadays.

The opportunity of bringing together many different voices from Forum’s speakers, in search of a current definition of the principle of RELEVANCE, seems to us a very challenging theme. We would try together to inquire if a shared definition of relevance today exists in the field of contemporary art, but it is in today’s overall liquid society that the question of how to conduct “a selective operation in the boundless expanse of facts” (Giorgio Negrelli) is a general issue of the utmost importance. We imagine the Forum, if possible, as an open laboratory to understand parameters, conditions/ extension of the scope and critical tools available at the present time to detect the specific importance of an artistic phenomenon with respect to given goals to which it is directed or effects deriving from it.
All contributions collected on that in Venice will be the basis of a more analytical discussion we intend to have in the second session of the Forum, scheduled in Trieste in Autumn 2019.

See speakers and the programme

The working language will be English.

There is no fee for PARTICIPATION but you have to register online

The Forum is a CEI Feature Event and a Continental Breakfast project. | It is conceived and organised by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee in cooperation with the CEI-Central European Initiative and in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. | The event is being held under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the CEI – Central European Initiative, the Regione del Veneto, the Trieste Town Council, the Ca’ Foscari University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, the University of Trieste. | It is supported by the CEI, the Autonomous Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Council and the BEBA Foundation of Venice. | Special collaborations in Venice: Juliet Art Magazine, Compagnia della Vela in Venice.