Niels Van Tomme: The Curatorial Imaginary – An Overview
Monday 27 October, 17.00
CLASS @Pavilion, C.A. Rosetti street, nr. 36

In his class, Niels Van Tomme will address some of the specifics of his curatorial practice, situated on the axis between academic and artistic research, institutional and independent practice, and professional and amateur interests. His projects include museum and gallery exhibitions, interventions in public space, and projects curated for the internet.

Niels Van Tomme is the appointed curator of the 7th Bucharest Biennale. He is a curator, researcher, and critic working on the intersections of contemporary culture, politics, and aesthetics. His exhibitions and public programs are shown at venues such as The Kitchen (New York), Värmlands Museum (Karlstad), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), Gallery 400 (Chicago), and Akademie der Künste (Berlin). A Contributing Editor of Art Papers, he publishes internationally in journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. His curatorial endeavors have received grant awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Lambent Foundation, and The Nathan Cummings Foundation, as well as critical press in publications such as Afterall, Artforum, Art in America, Afterimage, and The Wall Street Journal.

The class will be held in English and in order to participate you have to apply due to limited seats. There are only 20 places available. For application please send an email to:

Free Academy wishes to be an informational platform, a discursive alternative to the official Romanian educational system (unsatisfying), without the intent of placing it in an institutional context. Focusing on a neo-liberal way of teaching, this project would like to attain individual benefits rather than collective ones. Free Academy is a project generated by Pavilion – journal for politics and culture.

Participation is free.

Image: Harun Farocki, Niels Van Tomme, and Trevor Paglen. Photo by Elise Gallant, October 24th, 2013.

October 19, 2014 | Filed under event_archive.

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