Main applicant: Spring Sessions
Partners: Atelier de l´Observatoire / Mass Alexandria / ARIA – Art Residency In Algiers
Implementation: Jordan – Morocco – Egypt – Algeria
Project duration: March – November 2017
Madrassa is a program of curatorial research and practice in contemporary art, and one of the first of its kind in the region. It strives to educate and connect a community of young arts professionals through an offer of training and networking opportunities. Through a call for applications, Madrassa invites young curators and cultural practitioners from North Africa and the Middle East to apply to its programme. Madrassa supports independent curatorial practices that look beyond the existing modes of production and dynamics of the global art world. It explores socially engaged visual arts practices, promotes collaborative projects and rich transnational exchanges, and offers a platform for experimentation to the region’s emerging curatorial talents.
The Madrassa program was launched in 2015 by l’Atelier de l’Observatoire (art and research) in Casablanca. For its second edition, Madrassa will be organised in collaboration with Spring Sessions.
Madrassa will be implemented between Amman, Casablanca, Alexandria and Algiers, and will contain a series of talks, visits and workshops to allow the participants to put their acquired knowledge and training into practice by curating a project in each city.
Spring Sessions is an experiential learning programme and arts residency based in Amman, Jordan. The programme brings together emerging and established cultural practitioners to produce work and share results. The purpose is to encourage participants to question existing paradigms by experimenting outside of traditional models.
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