Young Curators, New Ideas V
Detroit Art Week (July 16 – 21, 2019), an annual self-guided tour and citywide celebration of contemporary art in Detroit, is now accepting applications from national and international curators for the 5th iteration of “Young Curators, New Ideas.” In 2008, Detroit Art Week Founding Director, Amani Olu, established the series to promote and support emerging curatorial voices. After a six-year hiatus, "YCNI V” will take place from Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Trumbull & Porter Hotel Detroit. No age restrictions apply.
Featuring 12 independent curators selected from an international open call, “YCNI V” will shine a light on the cultural, artistic, social and political transformations initiated by women, LGBTQ and gender-non-conforming individuals through their creative, and at times independent, curatorial practices. With a sense of relevance and urgency, these multifaceted and dynamic micro-exhibitions will consider contemporary issues that exist at the intersection of curatorial practice and artistic production. Within a 256 square-foot hotel room, each curator will present one or two artists whose work is a thoughtful and provocative discussion on the most pressing issues of our time.
Since its inception, “Young Curators, New Ideas” has presented exhibitions by 31 independent curators featuring 104 artists.
“YCNI” alums include: Karen Archey, Curator of Contemporary Art for Time-Based Media at Stedelijk Museum; Erin Dziedzic, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Stamatina Gregory, Associate Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union; Jenny Jaskey, Director of The Artists’ Institute; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Laura Ptak, Executive Director and Curator of Art in General; Stephanie Roach, Director of The Flag Art Foundation; Jose Ruiz, Director of the MFA in Curatorial Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Legacy Russell, Associate Curator at Studio Museum in Harlem; Andrew Russeth, Executive Editor of ARTnews; Lumi Tan, Curator at The Kitchen; and Cleopatra’s [Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Kate McNamara & Erin Somerville] to name a few.
Past participating artists include: Michele Abeles, A.K. Burns, Talia Chetrit, Tyler Coburn, Craig Drennen, Bryan Graf, Hugo McCloud, Erin Jane Nelson, Jessica Ann Peavy, Alex Prager, Josh Reames, Asha Schechter, Adam Parker Smith, Jaret Vadera, Jeffrey Vallance, Hannah Whitaker, Bryan Zanisnik and AIDS-3D to name a few.
Application Fees + Deadlines
Non-refundable late application fee: $150
Application deadline: January 31, 2019
Late application deadline: February 15, 2019
Notification: March 1, 2019
Exhibition dates: July 17 – 21, 2019