On Curating Histories is a public lecture series hosted by the National College of Art and Design and curated by Kate Strain.

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On Curating Histories is a public lecture series hosted by MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD, Dublin. The four-part series presents biographical research into eight selected curatorial forerunners, each of whom made significant contributions to the presentation and contextualisation of contemporary art. Each lecture combines this research with the staging of newly commissioned artworks by contemporary artists; Oisin Byrne, Ella de Búrca, Teresa Gillespie, Barbara Knezevic, Ruth E. Lyons, Clive Moloney, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, and James Ó hAodha, with an ongoing contribution by Frank Wasser. The lecture series runs in parallel to a taught module on the history of curating. The research and development of the series was supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award.

Lecture schedule:

Monday 16th November

6:30 – 7:30pm

The Impossible Museum

Lecture on Alexander Dorner and Johannes Cladders with artworks by Ruth E. Lyons and Barbara Knezevic

Monday 23rd November

6:30 – 7:30pm

Eyes are sometimes not enough for people

Lecture on Willem Sandberg and Pontus Hultén with artworks by Joseph Noonan-Ganley and Oisin Byrne

Monday 30th November

6:30 – 7:30pm

Attitudes, Aesthetics, and Apéritifs

Lecture on Harald Szeemann and Wim Beeren with artworks by Ella de Búrca and Teresa Gillespie

Monday 7th December

6:30 – 7:30pm

Museums for Cities for People

Lecture on Jean Leering and Jan Hoet with artworks by James Ó hAodha and Clive Moloney

Kate Strain, series presenter, is a Dublin-based curator, currently researching performativity in visual art practice. She holds a BA in the History of Art and Architecture, and History, from Trinity College Dublin, and an MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT Dun Laoghaire. She was a participant of de Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam (NL) in 2013/14, and the Young Curators Residency Programme at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (IT) in 2015. She has worked in a curatorial capacity at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, and independently. Recent exhibitions include The Man Who Sat On Himself, group exhibition at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy; Clerk of Mind, solo show by Chris Evans, at Project Arts Centre, Dublin; and Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning? group exhibition at de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Current projects include The Centre For Dying On Stage, a research and commissioning body; and Department of Ultimology, a research platform established in collaboration with Fiona Hallinan at Trinity College Dublin. Strain also makes up one half of the paired curatorial practice RGKSKSRG working alongside Rachael Gilbourne to commission and contextualise contemporary art. RGKSKSRG are currently working with Cow House Studios to curate the 2015 International Residency Programme, I like to eat with my hands. They also curated The Re-appropriation of Sensuality, a solo-show by Emma Haugh at NCAD Gallery, Dublin.