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06 May 2014

OnCurating Issue 22 and Issue 23 out now!

Two new issues out now!


OnCurating Issue 22 – Curating: politics of display, politics of site and politics of transfer and translation and OnCurating Issue 23 – The Future of Short Film (presented at the short film festival in Oberhausen May 3rd)  

Dorothee Richter

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On Curating Issue 22
Curating: politics of display, politics of site and politics of transfer and translation

This issue of OnCurating consists of a variety of texts and interviews, which were developed out of interviews from participants connected to the Postgraduate Programme in Curating ( Many of the authors and interviewees gave lectures and participated in the programme over the last four years, adding to the dialogue in the Postgraduate Programme, as well as other curators in the field.
In the spirit of slowing down, in sometimes rather a hastily discourse, we would like to present them to a broad public, which engages with our main topics: politics of display, politics of site and politics of transfer and translation, topics which refer clearly to the research institution where the Postgraduate Programme in Curating is situated: the Institute Cultural Studies in the Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. We see the curatorial discourse not primarily as a philosophical discourse with some practical outcomes. We are always interested in the power relations and politics, which structure the field. As curators and as researchers we have chosen the attitude that practice and theory are intertwined profoundly, and both materialisations have the ability 'to do things' with art and with words, to intervene, to highlight.

Dorothee Richter

Co-Publisher: Michael Birchall

Editors: Nkule Mabaso and Dorothee Richter

Contributors: Dorothee Richter, Marco Scotini, Paul O'Neill, Elena Filipovic, Monan Slome and Joshua Simon, Anke Hoffmann and Yvonne Volkart, Mirjam Varadinis, Rainer Ganahl, René Block, Rein Wolfs, Anton Vidokle, Sasa Nabergoj

Interviews conducted by: Garance Massart-Blum and Milena Brendle-John, Katharina Schendl and Ingela Johansson, Nkule Mabaso, Lindsey Sharman, Sylvia Ruttimann and Karin Seinsoth, Jill Keiser, Melanie Buechel and Jeannine Herrmann, Garance Massart-Blum and Amber Hickey

Graphic Design: Ronald Kolb Biotop 3000


OnCurating Issue 23
The Future of Short Film

This edition of OnCurating is based on the panel 'The Future of Short Film', which was held at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. The former artistic director Reto Bühler invited Lars Henrik Gass (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen), Maike Mia Höhne (Berlinale Shorts), Peter van Hoof (International Film Festival Rotterdam), Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere Film Festival) and Laurence Reymond (Quinzaine des Réalisatuers Cannes) to present a short film (not longer than 10 minutes) and to talk about the future of short films from an artistic point of view and not from a technical one, knowing that this often cannot be separated.

This discussion was now followed up by John Canciani, recently appointed artistic director of Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. The contributors where again involved into the question about the future, the hybridism of short films and curatorial approaches. However, delving deeper into this questions, it turns out that it is not at all an easy task and it can be a strange momentum confronted with the question about the future. As a film programmer, specially when it comes to the competitions, one doesn't have a formula for filmmakers and artists but surely an attitude.
The opinions and visions on film and art is a necessary one and must be continued.

Publisher: Dorothee Richter

Co-Publisher: Michael Birchall

Editor: John Canciani

Contributors: Robert Cambrinus, Lars Henrik Gass, Maike Mia Höhne, Peter van Hoof, Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Laurence Raymond, Anna Veilande-Kustikova
Translation: Monica Koshka-Stein, Laura Walde, Katrin Gygax

Proofreading: Anna Trzaska

Graphic Design: Ronald Kolb, Biotop 3000

Supported by Postgraduate Programme in Curating, Institute Cultural Studies, Department Cultural Analysis, Zurich University of the Arts