Artistic researcher, curator Bagheri Nesami Maryam

72000 €

aRound Table: Activating care in the practice of curation

Tieteellinen tutkimus ja taiteellinen työ / niihin pohjautuva työ | Kolmivuotinen

aRound Table: Activating Care in the Practice of Curation, is a trans-disciplinary project with a practice-led method and decolonising approach that searches for alternative (embodied) knowledge and language of care. Experimenting with the political potentials of curation, the project seeks to challenge the hegemonic narratives of care and power dynamics between the self and other, host and guest, the citizen and migrant, and the centre and margin. Thinking with posthumanism and queer phenomenology, the project aims to disrupt systematic racism, social exclusion and inequities by bridging the gap between policies and practices. As an alternative model of curation, aRound Table seeks to propose artistic and performative means that address societal disparities and violence perpetuated by existing systems. The project’s significance resonates in the contexts of war, forced migrations, pandemics, climate change, economic downturns, social insecurities, educational gaps, when connections are disrupted and access resources and platforms of (re)presentation are compromised.