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CreArt Curators Seminar | 2019 21, 22 and 23 March | Genoa




Which the relationship is existing today between museums and contemporary art? What curating exhibitions and initiatives means, by interlacing public and private for the art of XX and XXI centuries? Which role foundations, fairs and galleries play? Which curatorship practices may be set up in each of those venues, so as to help to spread the knowledge of the contemporary art?

-Museums and contemporary art /museums of contemporary art.

-Importance of the relationship between public and private. Curating events in foundations, fairs, galleries.

-On curating Public Art.

-Reinventing the museum.



Alessandra Gagliano Candela

Alessandra Gagliano Candela is Professor of History of Art at Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, of which she is presently Vice-Director too.

Art Historian and Art Critic, she curated exhibitions on artists of the XX century as “Giovanni Governato il Cromatico. Dal Futurismo all'Astrazione” (Raccolte Frugone 2005), “Luigi Bassano, Dino Gambetti, Libero Verzetti. Tre artisti in Liguria tra gli anni Venti e gli anni Sessanta” (Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica 2008-2009), “Orlando Grosso” (Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica 2011).

She curated projects and exhibitions of contemporary artists as “IF (but I can explain)” of Silvia Celeste Calcagno (Museo Villa Croce, 2017) as well as “Stagioni, la mostra. Figure urbane” (Palazzo Ducale, Ducale Spazio Aperto 2017).

She published essays as “Lumière et recherche artistique entre Europe et Etats-Unis 1950-1970” , in “Figures de l’art “(2009) “Arte e illustrazione in Italia 1900-1930” in the catalogue of the exhibition  “Mario Sironi. L’Italia illustrata”, Skira 2007, “Alberto Issel dalla pittura di paesaggio alle arti decorative“ in the catalogue of the exhibition “Alberto Issel. Il paesaggio nell’Ottocento tra Liguria e Piemonte”, Skira 2006.

Since 2008 she has been cooperating with “Festival dell'Eccellenza al Femminile” for the artistic section and from 2007 to 2014 she was freelance for Arskey (

From 2014 to 2016 she curated the art section in the magazine “Stagioni”.



Sala del Camino e Loggiato Minore, Palazzo Ducale

The Doge's Palace (in Italian: Palazzo Ducale) were built between 1251 and 1275, during the flourishing period of the Republic of Genoa.

Once the home of the Doges of Genoa, it is now a museum and a centre for cultural events and arts exhibitions. It is situated in the heart of the historical city centre, with two different entrances and façades, the main one on Piazza Matteotti, and the second one on Piazza De Ferrari.

The Palace of the Doges was restored in 1992, in occasion of the celebrations of Christopher Columbus and the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Americas: from that moment it is home to the Foundation for Culture and the driving force of culture in Genoa.


Participants and selection criteria

The seminar is open to local curators and artists that are living, studying or working, in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation”:  Aveiro [PT], Clermont-Ferrand and Rouen [FR], Genoa and Lecce [IT], Kaunas [LT], Katowice and Lublin [PL], Liverpool [UK], Skopje [MK], Valladolid [ES], Zagreb [HR].

Curators and artists should have a degree in Arts, Curating or related areas or at least one year work experience in a museum/gallery environment.



Organization covers the travel expenses [up to 600 €] and accommodation, except for the participants from Genoa.

Organization offers subsistence [meals] to all participants during the workshop [21st to 23rd March].

Participants should bring with them a laptop or notebook.

Participants should attend all sessions of the seminar.



The on-line Application form must be submitted online before the 15th February 2019:

The following documents are required: 

• Name, address, telephone number and email address

• Scanned copy of identity card or passport

Curriculum vitae  

• Reasons for taking part in the seminar [Max. one A4]



The director of the workshop, Alessandra Gagliano Candela, will select a maximum of 25 curators and artists. The decision will be announced on or before the 22nd of February 2018

Curators and artists selected will have to confirm their participation until February 28th. Once this period has passed, organization will appoint next in the list. There shall be no right of appeal against the decision announced by the director of the seminar and the Organization [CreArt]. The participation in this work means the acceptance of this Call. 

Organization reserves the right to resolve, in the way they consider appropriate, any situation not foreseen in this call.

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