Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere
About the Program
The M.A. Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere is an intensive Master's-level program in the practice and history of curating studied through the lens of critical theory and the history of art. With a focus on the research and exhibition of contemporary art, as well as attending to art historical curating and broader conceptions of curating such as performance art programming, instructors with international careers lead students in asking social questions about the exhibition of art (broadly construed) in relation to its publics. Over two years of full-time academic study, students explore modes of curatorial practice in a curriculum combining seminars and professional training. Courses are led by USC Roski's internationally acclaimed faculty, which includes renowned artists, scholars, critics and curators.
Recent guest lecturers include John Baldessari, Meg Cranston, Fred Moten, Ian Svenonius, the Yes Men, Tirdad Zolghadr, Silke Otto-Knapp, Franklin Sirmans, Huma Bhabha, Nao Bustamante, Benjamin Bratton, Jim Hodges, Zackary Drucker, Dominic Johnson, Chon Noriega, Nance Klehm, Ken Gonzales-Day, Jane Burton, Lorraine O'Grady, Meiling Cheng, Stuart Comer, Sheila de Brettville, and Lucía Sanromán.
MA Info Sessions
Friday November 6, 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm
This session will provide a thorough overview of the program, allow for a question-and-answer period, and conclude with a tour of the graduate studios and facilities. This session will be held at the Graduate Fine Arts Building at 3001 South Flower Street.
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Next LectureGary Indiana, writer, filmmaker, artist 6pm Tuesday Oct 13 @ USC IFT
Marin Blažević, Head Dramaturge of the Croatian National Theatre 6pm Saturday Oct 20 @ USC IFT
Kara Keeling, USC Critical American + Ethnic Studies Scholar 6pm Tuesday Oct 27 @ USC IFT