Graduate Student Curatorial Program

Grad students in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies are honing their curatorial skills on an array of exciting projects. Supported by the FSC’s Graduate Student Curatorial Program, Michelle Menzies is organizing a rare exhibition and symposium with avant-garde artist Anthony McCall in February. Last month, Adam Hart brought renowned media artist Steve Reinke to the FSC for a retrospective screening of his video work.  And in March, Artemis Willis will be hosting celebrated Russian filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya for a screening of her award-winning film, A Bitter Taste of Freedom.

Since the program was initiated in 2009, six CMS students have taken advantage of the opportunity to develop and present a public event at the FSC:

Christina Petersen, Harold Teen screening, 12/4/09
Laura-Zoe Humphreys, The State and the Digital: Digital Shorts by Young Cuban Filmmakers, 2/25/11 and 4/8/11
Mary Adekoya, Modúpé Tëmi/I Thank God for My Own screening, 3/4/11
Artemis Willis, Forms/Forces: An Evening with Film Artist Rosalind Schneider, 2/18/11
Adam Hart, My Rectum is not a Grave: An Evening with Steve Reinke, 11/4/11
Michelle Menzies, Phenomenologies of Projection, Aesthetics of Transition: Anthony McCall 1970-79, 2001—, 2/24-25/12

In addition to funding, FSC staff provides curatorial guidance and assistance with all aspects of program development, including procurement of film prints, arranging accommodations for guest artists, managing publicity, processing paperwork, etc. The FSC is currently accepting proposals for spring and fall 2012 events.