On April 18, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the Higher School of Economics will present the joint Master’s program Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art at Tver’s Rails Center for Contemporary Culture.
Maria Polnikova, Head of Academic Programs at Garage, Lead Manager in the Museum’s Exhibition Department Anastasia Lesnikova, Artguide Editor-in-Chief Maria Kravtsova, and Master’s student and Rails Center curator Anna Kudryavtseva will speak about admission procedures, financial support for students, site visits and graduation exhibition projects. They will also discuss the kind of specialists cultural institutions are looking for today.
Developed outside the university, Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art is an academic program created by a team of cultural industry professionals. The program has an integral practical orientation, which includes the production of a real exhibition project as part of the student’s thesis. The contemporary cultural process is not limited to visual art practices proper, and the Master’s program team is keen to attract applicants from related fields of knowledge from across Russia and the post-Soviet space. In order to achieve this, we developed a special system of grants and co-financing.