I hope this finds you well with summer nearing a close! I am writing to a small group of you to share details about one of the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement programs that I think may be of interest to you or others you know, New Museum Seminars: (Temporary) Collections of Ideas. The seminar series was initiated last Spring, bringing together small groups of multidisciplinary thinkers and practitioners over a three-month period to discuss pressing thematics related to art and the expanded art context. Twelve participants are selected through an application process that takes into account the strengths and interests of a diverse group of individuals. The weekly closed peer-led sessions are structured around a collaboratively generated syllabus. The inaugural seminars, dedicated to VOICE, culminated in a symposium in June.
The next topic of focus will be associated with the Education Department’s R&D Season thematic of CHOREOGRAPHY. We are currently asking applicants to articulate what studying “choreography” would mean for them: they could address the very concept of “choreography” and, additionally, various ways of “writing the body” to extend its value both inside and beyond the purview of dance.
The Seminars will begin its second session in late September, with participants coming together every Monday evening. The group is now being selected via an open call with *applications due Monday, September 8.* More info on the structure, last semester, and application materials can be found on the museum’s website here.
We’d really appreciate you sharing this with people you think might benefit from studying with us and R&D Season artists Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly:Dancers, curators, direct action coordinators, movement therapists, et al. need apply!
[CONFERENCE] Applications open for New Museum Seminars in Choreography
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