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Cosmin Costinaş / Inti Guerrero

Exhibitionary Communities
26 July–3 August 2021

Lygia Pape, Divisor (Divider) 1969/2013, documentation of a street performance in 'A Journal of the Plague Year', Para Site, Hong Kong (2013), Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo.

Course format

Online only

Teaching Language
English (Romanian, Spanish also available)

What to bring
Computer/laptop with camera, microphone and keyboard, headphones, research questions / material.

Willing to work in groups.

Maximum number of participants

Participation fee
€ 420,– (€ 340,–)

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Curating is a way of researching and reading different aesthetic realms and cultural lineages, composing them into shared pressing narratives and discussions. Great sensibility and respect for the place where it happens are essential to creating an ‘exhibitionary community’ of artworks, artefacts and people involved. Curatorial practice here means to depart from specific lines of inquiry into otherwise dispersed thematic threads or unexpected overlaps of visual regimes. The form taken by these knotted lines or junctures may range from one, two or several images of various provenances to historical events widely ranging in acknowledged importance; from an object to an anecdote; from occurrences to accounts. These items tend to be situated locally but are necessarily synonymous with experiences elsewhere. Students will reveal such sensibilities and learn how to shape such patterns of thought and representation. Beyond representation, students will engage with methods of an ‘exhibitionary community’ that dissect, expose and reveal modes of working.

Cosmin Costinaş born in Satu Mare (RO) in 1982, is the Executive Director/Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong (since 2011), and Artistic Director of Kathmandu Triennale 2021. He was a guest curator of La Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain-DAK’ART, Dakar (2018); guest curator at the Dhaka Art Summit (2018); co-curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014); curator of BAK-basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2008-2011) (NL); co-curator of the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg (2010)(RU); and editor of documenta 12 Magazines, documenta 12, Kassel (2005–2007)(DE).

2018-2020 A beast, a god, and a line, Dhaka Art Summit; Para Site, Hong Kong; TS1/The Secretariat, Yangon; Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; Kunsthall Trondheim (NO); MAIIAM, Chiang Mai. Koloa: Women, Art, and Technology, Para Site, Hong Kong; Nuku’alofa, Tonga; Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland (NZ). Garden of Six Seasons, Para Site, Hong Kong. 2019 An Opera for Animals, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Para Site, Hong Kong. 2018 Long Green Lizards (curated with Inti Guerrero), La Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain, DAK’ART, Dakar. 2016-2017 Movements at an Exhibition. Manuel Pelmus, Para Site, Hong Kong. Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs (curated with Inti Guerrero), MCAD, Manila; Para Site, Hong Kong; Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok. 2013-2015 A Journal of the Plague Year (curated with Inti Guerrero), TheCube Project Space, Taipei; Kadist and The Lab, San Francisco, CA (US). 2014 10 Shanghai Biennale – The Social Factory, Power Station of Art, Shanghai. 2012 Acts of Voicing, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart (DE).

Costinas, A. Janevski: Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The New Performance Turn, its Histories and its Institutions, Sternberg Press, 2018.
Chong, C. Costinas, L. Ma: Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo-MUAC, 2016.
Chou, C. Costinas and Q, Lim: Afterwork, Para Site, 2016.
Costinas, I. Guerrero, L. Ma: A Journal of the Plague Year, Sternberg Press, 2015.
Chong and C. Costinas, Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York, Sternberg Press, 2015.

Inti Guerrero, born in Bogotá in 1982, is the Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects, Manila (since 2018) and tutor of KASK-Curatorial Studies programme at the University of Ghent. He was the Estrellita B. Brodsky adjunct curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London (2016-2020); chief curator of the 38th EVA International-Ireland's Biennial, Limerick (2018)(IR); guest curator of La Biennale de l’Art africain contemporain-DAK’ART, Dakar (2018); co-curator of the 44th Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira (2016); and Artistic Director of TEOR/éTica, San José (2011-2014).

2020 ESKWELA, education program, BAP, Manila. Episodio 04, 2020 Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama. 2019 Songspiels and Tragicomedies, BAP, Manila. Fairest of the Fair, BAP, Manila. Your Special Island by Ming Wong, CCP, Manila. Fraccionar, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City. 2018 What to Let Go? Para Site International Conference, Asia Society, Hong Kong. Long Green Lizards (curated with Cosmin Costinas), La Biennale de l’Art africain, Dakar. 38th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick. 2016-2017 Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs (curated with Cosmin Costinas), MCAD, Manila; Para Site, Hong Kong; Jim Thompson art center, Bangkok. 2013-2015 A Journal of the Plague Year (curated with Inti Guerrero), TheCube Project Space, Taipei; Kadist and The Lab, San Francisco, CA (US). 2014 A Chronicle of Interventions, Tate Modern, London. Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier in Rio – A Transatlantic Affair, Museum of Art of Rio, Rio de Janeiro (BR). 2013 Institute for Tropical Fascism, Bergen Assembly, Bergen (NO).

Guerrero, N. Valencia: Fraccionar (exh. cat), Estancia FEMSA, 2019.
Guerrero and M. Packer: 38 EVA International, Ireland’s Biennale (exh. cat), EVA, 2018.
Costinas, I. Guerrero, Lesley Ma: A Journal of the Plague Year, Sternberg Press, 2015.
Guerrero: Duet for Cannibals, Sap Jam Books, 2010.
Guerrero: Flying Down to Earth (exh. cat), MARCO and FRAC Lorraine, 2010.
Guerrero: The City of the Naked Man (exh. cat), Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, 2010.