On 6-16 May 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, emerging curators, artists and students from Croatia, Slovenia and the Philippines will meet at Curating-in-Depth to discuss contemporary curatorial practices in Asia and Europe.

Through a series of lectures, workshops, field trips and exhibitions, Curating-in-Depth project will investigate initiatives in the field of contemporary curatorial practices. The project will particularly address increasingly common trend of ‘parachuting curators’ that rely on minimum engagement with local context in the curating process. It also aims to strengthen Asia-Europe non-governmental institutional collaborations and to confront evident challenges in the still neglected field of curating and mediating the arts.

Part 2 of Curating-in-Depth will see the same group of curators, artists and critics meet in the Philippines in August 2015, for another 2-week intense exchange. Through this reciprocal mobility between Croatia, Slovenia and the Philippines, the project will increase the knowledge sharing on good practices for curating contemporary visual arts.

On 11 May at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana Ms Anupama Sekhar, Director of ASEF’s Culture Department will deliver a presentation about ASEF’s recent activities in the field of contemporary arts and cultural mobility between Asia and Europe.

As part of the programme organised in Slovenia, ASEF will attend the opening of the NSK exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana on 11 May 2015.

Curating-in-Depth is one of the 3 selected projects of ASEF’s Creative Encounters project: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe (4th Edition). Project partners include SCCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Planting Rice (Philippines).

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