Class BK3199 MFA: Exhibiting and Curating

Galleri KiT
MFA 1st year

Tania Bruguera Quote: “Art is useful. Through art we can start building a world that works differently.”

Class BK3199 MFA: Exhibiting and Curating
MFA 1&2 class

Location: Gallei KiT or KiT Kantina

Dates: September 10, 23. October 7, 21. and November 4, 18. December 2. 12:00-13:00

Elective Class on nails, tools, discourses, logistics, exhibitions and curatorial practices:

This is a “hands on” class which has the intention to make Galleri KiT into something as important for Trondheim as the Transmission Gallery once was for Glasgow.

I have no idea how to do this honestly. However this class is an attempt to find visions about how to make our gallery into an amazing space, presenting memorable exhibitions important to our community and beyond.

We will learn how to develop a website for this gallery, and how to create a vision for this space with poor financial means, learn how to develop and exploit these rooms, which both have a commercial potential, and should be used for pro-actively moving culture forward in Trondheim, while also developing discourses within KiT and NTNU linked to the PHD research going on. Aside of the KiT gallery we also have a large space at KLP Eiendom in Teknobyen to play with, for which they provide a reasonable budget.

If you are up to running these spaces with me, please feel free to join this class which runs on both BFA and MFA level simultaneously.

We will have a look at how artist run spaces, curators, artists, universities, researchers, commercial galleries and art activists present and run exhibitions, presentation platforms, etc. All in order to find methods for our endeavours.

Galleri KiT is not only a gallery, it is also an interface for developing our education and to put us in dialogue with our surroundings.

Your input will be the content. I will be your facilitator by hopefully giving useful ideas, methods and references for running this curatorial undertaking.

We meet every second Monday 12:00-13:00 in Galleri KiT or in the KiT kantina, and take all further decisions on further necessary meetings and practicalities from there.

Learning metods: Workshops, seminars and lectures.

Learning outcomes: You will learn how to address your audiences.

No preparatory knowledge is needed for joining from KiT students, but we do demand interest, presence, engagement, attention and participation for you to join this class.

With kind regards,
Felix Gmelin
Professor in Painting and beyond

Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

Visiting address:
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)

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