Curatorial Studies

Young Curators Programme 2024

Participants announced


The Young Curators Programme (YCP) is a grant programme designed to provide opportunities for emerging curators based in Belgium and working in Flanders and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Recipients benefit from a one-month stay in Venice, during which they develop research activities while gaining experience through active participation in the life of the Belgian Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

For its third edition, the YCP has selected eight emerging curators who have been working with the Petticoat Government collective (Denicolai&Provoost, Antoinette Jattiot, Spec uloos and Nord) since autumn 2023. Four bilingual duos have joined team members in researching, producing and monitoring the exhibition. They are engaged in a process of research into the histories of the folk giants at the heart of the project and into the contexts and issues associated not only with the themes linked to these characters, but also with collective working methods, the role of the artist in the city and the part played by the vernacular in these practices. As part of their research, participants also contribute to some of the texts that will be found in the various media associated with the project, including social media, the project website and the catalog produced for the exhibition. In Venice, the role of the young curators focuses on the oral aspects of folk tradition and popular culture that find expression in storytelling. By developing their own mediation tools to tell and transmit the content of their research once in the pavilion, they gain experience as active members of the Belgian pavilion team.

The 2024 fellows are:

Jos├ęphine WAGNIER
Davide MUSCO
Thibaud LEPLAT

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