The annual IKT congress, which is being held in Madrid this year, provides a moment for reflection and in-depth discussion between colleagues. It is hosted at a different place each year and includes a symposium, visits to institutions and artists’ studios, and various activities related to curatorial practice. The symposium explores a current topic related to curating and contemporary art. Congress participants can present their current projects during the Members’ Forum and take part in the General Assembly, in which IKT activities are discussed.
The most recent congresses have taken place in Tel Aviv (2012), Luxembourg (2011), Athens (2010), Helsinki/Tallin (2009) and Montreal (2008). Participation is reserved for members but applications are welcome from curators working in non-profit institutions.
According to IKT, ‘Madrid’s art scene has grown intensely over the past years and constitutes an important point of contact between Europe and Latin America. Furthermore, the city has gained international significance and developed a thriving alternative art scene through newly founded exhibition spaces. These aspects will play a pivotal role during the IKT congress in Madrid, whose symposium will explore the notion of value.’
IKT, the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators brings together curators from across the world to meet, share knowledge, exchange ideas and broaden their professional network. IKT was founded in 1973 and currently has 350 active members, curators working for institutions or independently, who constitute a unique forum of curatorial thinking and practice. Its aim is to stimulate and extend debate concerning curating, as well as to represent the interests of curators worldwide. IKT also offers its members the opportunity to find partners for the co-production of exhibitions, publications and other events.
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