26.02.2020 - María Berríos, Claire Diao, Fatma Çolakoğlu , moderated by Djamila Grandits
Four female curators set out to rethink old habits. Forming a spontaneous collective for this carte-blanche session, programmers of the Berlin Biennale, the Viennese CineCollective, Cannes' Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and SALT in Istanbul rewrite the selection criteria behind the curation of art and film. Aware of the many barriers the contemporary art world erects, they pull together to rework the balance of culture between global North and South. Collective curation is an effective solution: new experiences in art take shape when traditional decision-making is cast aside. The opportunity to refute interpretations and practises that pay lip service to conventional national or gendered narratives is then within reach.
Djamila Grandits is a Vienna based curator, programmer and cultural worker. As part of CineCollective she’s responsible fo the artistic direction and management of Kaleidoskop Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz. Currently she is part off the selection committees of Filmfestival Kitzbühel and frameout digital summer screenings. She works as moderator and host of various panels, events and interviews and cares about the intersections and deconstruction of theoretical concepts, artistic-, political- and activist forms.