Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Embodied curating35207/3082/2324/1/76
Study guide

Embodied curating

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Epifanio Renata Lamenza
Other teaching staff: Chanteigné Yann, Terclaevers Iris
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 150,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

In Embodied Curating, the participants delve into the history of curation and live arts, different points of view and curatorial practices are examined, and the participants take the modernist building of Arts Centre deSingel as a playground to organize a live arts exhibition.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

1. Develops and articulates bodily craftmanship through acquired tools and techniques.
Get acquainted with the history of curation and live arts
4. Shares the embodied craftsmanship within the artistic field.
Translates embodied methodologies to the artistic field
Evaluates how acquired embodied knowledge serves artistic practice
Transmits appropriate elements of their embodied artistic practice in an artistic context
Implement curatorial tools in a tangible and shareble artistic output

Course content

Live performance gains more and more terrain with the visual arts world. Although during the 20th century there have been many moments of live arts within visual arts contexts, it's only since 2000's that its influence became widespread and structural within established visual arts institutions. How do live arts influence museums' modes of operation? And how does the context of the museum offer new possibilities for the development of live arts?

During a one week exchange between the residents of the Master Dance and the curators-in-development of Curatorial Studies(KASK Gent), the participants delve into the history of curation and live arts, different points of view and curatorial practices are examined, and the participants take the modernist building of Arts Centre DE SINGEL as a playground to organize a live arts exhibition.The course will focus on the crossroads between live arts and the curatorial. How to create curatorial frames for live arts? How different is the economy of live arts in relation to curating objects? How does live arts respond to the attention economy? These and more questions form the base of this week.

Participants will have a two-folded schedule. On the one hand there are lectures with invited curators and choreographers working on this framework and on the other hand, the main responsible teacher-artist of the course will guide the week and the participants to develop a collaborative work. Together, the participants create a curatorial concept in relation to a performative intervention within the festival Radiant Nights of DE SINGEL.

This course is organized in collaboration with KASK Curatorial Studies by: Michiel Vandevelde, Laura Herman, Renata Lamenza Epifanio, Anna Stoppa, Yann Chanteigné and Iris Terclaevers.

Study material (text): Mandatory

  • See Trotter (study guide)
  • Every student must have a laptop for blended learning (online and offline classes)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours120,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeProject assignment60,00
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)40,00

Evaluation (text)

Refer to the evaluation list for the specific evaluation components of the course unit.

Re-sit exam
Not all courses have a re-sit exam possibility. Refer to the notification above in this ECTS information sheet for the possibility of a re-sit exam for this course unit.

Attendance requirement:
A minimum of 60% attendance is required. For less than 60% attendance, the student will receive 0/20 for (all) permanent evaluation assessment method(s).

Conditions for legitimate absence:
* An absence substantiated by a medical certificate uploaded in iBamaFlex!
* An absence requested in advance and approved by the head of programme or artistic coordinator.