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georgina jackson: dit, school of art design + printing, research scholar
Georgina Jackson is a curator and writer. She completed a BA in History of Art and French at Trinity College, Dublin in 2000 and she obtained a first class honours in her MA in Visual Arts Practices (Curating) from IADT, Dun Laoghaire in 2005. From 2005 until 2008 she was Exhibitions Curator at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane where she co-curated TACITA DEAN (2007), and was assistant curator on Beyond the White Cube: a retrospective of Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland (2006) and The Studio (2006). She co-organised the symposium Beyond the Studio (2007) with invited speakers Iwona Blazwick, Daniel Buren, Thomas Demand, John Miller and worked on projects with Ellen Gallagher and Adam Chodzko. She has curated exhibitions such as IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD AT LAST, co-curated with Jonathan Carroll and Mark Garry, Goethe Institut, Dublin, Giles Round XLOMFCNHNGNCINUDCWGENMMNCH, 'four' gallery, Capel Street, Dublin, 2008; Ronan McCrea Medium (The End)/ Medium (Upside Down), co-curated with Vaari Claffey, Return Gallery, The Goethe Institut and 5 scarlett row, Dublin; Left Pop - bringing it back home - a special project for the second Moscow Biennale, co-curated with Nicola Lees, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2007; Press Play, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin 2005, and Room 106, La Stampa Hotel, Dublin, 2004. She has edited numerous catalogues including TACITA DEAN, The Studio and Beyond the White Cube: a retrospective of Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland. She is a board member of CIRCA, a member of AICA and is on the curatorial board of The Goethe Institut, Dublin
Giles Round exhibition at 'four' gallery, Capel Street, Dublin.
The exhibition stands as part of a vast field of cultural production, within a series of institutions, rules, rituals, conventions, categories and titles which compose a hierarchy, and which produce and consequently authorize certain discourses, activities and productions. I am interested in the current and historical precedents of exhibition-making with a special interest in the pioneering work in the 1920s and 1930s. I am interested in the 1960s assertion of the ‘everyday’ within art and the legacy it holds today. I am interested in the encounter of artwork and in site and context specificity. I am interested in socially-engaged art practice, theories of spectatorship and political engagement in contemporary art.
Recent Exhibition Press Releases:
- IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD AT LAST, Goethe Institut, Dublin, 2008.
- Giles Round XLOMFCNHNGNCINUDCWGENMMNCH, Four Gallery, 2008.
Georgina Jackson has been selected to participate in a European Course for Contemporary Art Curators which takes place from the 9th until the 21st October in Milan, as part of an educational programme at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti led by curator Charles Esche (director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) and artist Nedko Solakov. It brings together twenty young curators for the EU who have worked both inside and outside of the art institution to discuss a number of current issues and debates around the role of culture, institutions and curatorial practice.
The European Course for Contemporary Art Curators (CECAC) took place in Milan between the 9th and 18th October 2008. The second year in its running, this year Charles Esche (Director, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) was the Visiting Professor and the Visiting Artist was Nedko Solakov. The course brought together twenty one curators to discuss issues within contemporary curatorial practice, led by Esche, such as questions of ‘publics’, the notion of time and moments of visibility and the communities, localities and transnationalism. It comprised of daily seminars, working groups, visiting lectures from artists Cesare Petrouisti, Luca Frei and Mario Rizzi, visits to institutional and non-profit gallery spaces in Milan and a visit to Manifesta 7 in Trento and Rovereto. Curated by Roberto Pinto and Gabi Scardi, the course was organised by the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, the Province of Milan and the European Commission, in collaboration with a series of European cultural institutions. All participants are currently working towards the realisation of a publication in March 2009.
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