Studies in Curating Art

The book series “Studies in Curating Art” has been published annually since 2014. “Studies in Curating Art” focuses on curatorial research and on the connections between curatorial theory and practice, within the frame of the International Master’s programme in Curating Art at Stockholm University.

Each issue of the annual publication is self-run by the students enrolled in the Publication Elective Course within the frame of the programme.

It is edited around a selected theme and, since 2018, has been realized in collaboration with graphic designers and institutions for education and graphic design. Click on the headlines below to read about each of the issues that have been published by the book series.

International Master’s program in Curating, including Art, Management and Law

 

Studies in Curating Art VI

In Spring 2021, Ghostbusters-Anti-Racist Working Group has reached out to groups in Stockholm who share and work towards anti-racist practices. Contained in this publication is an edited transcript of a roundtable conversation between Ghostbusters-ARWG, Brown Island, branching out from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, and SKH Brown Island, based at Stockholm University of the Arts.

“Flowing from personal experiences, we are firstly able to collectively explore how whiteness’ strategies for self-preservation largely yield the same reactions regardless of where it is challenged. This also works to reflect on how whiteness moves through institutions, particularly of learning. Secondly, the making of this publication served as a moment of solidarity-making, where learning across our differences was possible. We attended to the question of how we may be there for each other as we go about this work in our respective environments."

With additional contributions by John-Paul Zaccarini and Rudy Loewe.

Editorial Board: Robin McGinley, Valentina Sansone
Editors: Ghostbusters – Anti-Racist Working Group
Advisor: John-Paul Zaccarini
Graphic Design: Louise Khadjeh-Nassiri and Johnny Chang
Published by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University 2021
ISBN: 978-91-89107-09-0 (print) 978-91-89107-10-6 (pdf)
ISSN: 2003-2870

Ghosts Carry Messages of the Future full text

 

Studies in Curating Art V

The cover of Oracular Visions
 

In times of uncertainty, contemporary oracles can provide the answers to our questions. Students on the International MA in Curating Art at Stockholm University, who edited this book, have been investigating the entanglement between commissioning as a curatorial practice and the task of formulating and posing crucial questions. “Amidst this multiplicity of truths, and all the places and possibilities that a future could lead us to, perhaps what we are seeking is guidance and ways to navigate through what will come. Thus, we approached artists, art critics and curators, and asked them to provide their own oracular visions.”

Editorial Board: Robin McGinley, Valentina Sansone
Editors: Federica Brigo, Onur Çimen, Elias Kautsky, Ellen Klintenberg Gedda
Graphic Design: Tobias Kingstedt
Published by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University 2020
ISBN: 978-91-87355-90-5

Oracular Visions: In the Darkness of the night full text

 

Studies in Curating Art IV

The cover of Dream Island.

Dream Island can be anything you want it to be. From isolation to refuge and recreation, islands are alive with mixed meanings. In this publication, edited by students on the International MA in Curating Art at Stockholm University, these give space to writers to dwell upon themes of belonging, or the lack thereof, from a broad, yet pointed, perspective.

Editorial Board: Robin McGinley, Valentina Sansone.
Editors: Daria Sol Andrews, Lauren Johnson, Sofia Jonsson, Essi Vesala.
Graphic Design: Jasmine Berge, Frida Häggström, Lars Høie, Simon Nilsson.
Published by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University 2019.
ISSN: 2003- 2862
ISBN: 978-91-87-355-77-6

Dream Island in full text as PDF

 

Studies in Curating Art III

Cover of the book Caress. A Candid Approach.

Caress: A Candid Approach is a collection of thoughts, shaped by the notion of care and care taking edited by students on the International MA in Curating Art at Stockholm University. A starting point for this publication is the realization that care is an intrinsic part of the practice of curators, educators, organizers and artists. In the process of articulation, the editors captured the notion of care by engaging in conversations, gathering different approaches, ideas and practices – a caress, only a fraction of what is essentially beyond measure. 

Editorial board: Robin McGinley, Valentina Sansone.
Editors: Neuza Faria, Edit Fándly, Marianna Feher, Jenny Gedda, Lucie Gottlieb, Sander Hintzen, Niki Kralli Anell, Alen Ksoll, Rosa Paardenkooper.
Graphic design: Aron Kullander-Östling, Stefan Engblom, Kitty Schumacher.
Published by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University 2018.
ISBN: 978-91-7773-544-1 

Caress: A Candid Approach in full text as PDF

 

Studies in Curating Art II

The book cover of Checking the box

The publication is envisioned as an extension of the exhibition "Coming Into Being" (RYMD Konstrum, Sickla 2016), which examined the contemporary construction of identities through the artistic modes of manifestation and role play. It focuses on diverse tools artists' deploy to examine and construct identities. In addition to some of the artists who were involved in the exhibition, further contributors were invited.

Editorial board: Jeff Werner, Magdalena Holdar, Pamela Schultz Nybacka, Robin McGinley.
Editors: Anna Baca, Daphne Carolus, Jovana Nedeljkovic.
Graphic design: Per Åhlund.
Published by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University 2016.
ISBN: 978-91-7611-797-2

Checking the Box in full text as PDF

 

Studies in Curating Art I 

The cover of the book Blank Space

BLANK SPACE presents essays that engage with the theme of space in curatorial practice. The contributing writers, all practicing curators, are Jennifer Lindblad, Liberty Paterson, Stefanie Hessler, Finbar Krook Rosato, Kristina Lindemann and Anneli Bäckman. Their texts are interwoven with reflections on curatorial space from leading international curators Philippe Pirotte, Rene de Guzman, and Magdalena Malm. 

Editorial board: Magdalena Holdar, Pamela Schultz Nybacka, Jeff Werner.
Editors: Lisa Martin, Sally Müller, Brynja Sveinsdóttir.
Published by the Department of Art History at Stockholm University 2014.
ISBN: ISBN 978-91-87355-06-6

BLANK SPACE in full text as PDF

 

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