The Curators Collective (CC) is a coalition of National Pavilion Curators participating in the 17th Venice Biennale Architettura. On the 23rd May 2020, curators from across the globe gathered for the first CC meeting and confirmed their shared interest in turning the Biennale’s postponement into an opportunity to express greater solidarity. In keeping with this initial spirit of privileging open-ended process over product, the CC meetings have evolved into an ongoing dialogue and exploration of collaborative possibilities for the 2021 Biennale and beyond.
Since that initial dialogue in May 2020, the CC has met regularly as a body of 49 countries, along with the Biennale’s chief curator, Hashim Sarkis. The shared goal is to investigate new avenues for fulfilling the Biennale’s potential as a platform for synergistic and accessible collaboration more suited to the challenges we all face in the age of Covid-19 and beyond. With the support from the ASAC, The Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts of La Biennale di Venezia, CC hopes to sustain a long lasting platform for future editions to come. We believe it opens up a space for engagement between Curators and Commissioners of Participating Countries.
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