If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution: Seeks a Curator

23 July 2019

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Audience’s itinerary for the introduction to Charlotte Prodger’s commission, Bergen aan Zee, 2017. From our seventh edition on Social Movement. Photo: Silvia Ulloa.

Established in 2005, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is an art organization dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. We do this through the development, production, and presentation of commissioned projects with artists, curators, and researchers on the basis of long-term collaboration and support. On a day-to-day basis we operate out of a production office in Amsterdam, using the flexibility it provides to move and adapt to what each production requires. We present our projects through an ever-evolving network of partner institutions in the Netherlands and abroad, creating the conditions for each project to have a meaningful trajectory of presentations and for diverse audiences to have access to them.

The curator we are looking for has an understanding and knowledge of performance as an inherently interdisciplinary art form and has experience in producing works ranging from live performance to film and installations. Uniting our projects is a critical consideration of space, time, and the body (in all of its manifestations) representing intergenerational, intersectional and international positions. This means that the curator we are looking for needs to have both a sharp understanding of current developments within the field of performance, and a good sensibility for articulating the social themes addressed by performance.

Within the team, the curator plays an important role in developing, producing, and presenting both the commissioned artworks and the research projects with guest curators, as well as in defining the field of inquiry in dialogue with the artistic team.

We look for a curator who pairs art-historical and theoretical knowledge with a firm interest and experience in the many facets of production. In addition, writing skills are requested for texts in accompanying publications, as well as for use in press releases, website announcements, etc. Our new colleague is a social person with a willingness to share knowledge both within the team and with diverse audience groups.

If I Can’t Dance endorses the Cultural Diversity Code.

How to apply

A full job description is available here. Please send a motivation letter, cv and three references to Frédérique Bergholtz, director, fb@ificantdance.org before 28 August 2019. Your letter will be reviewed by a delegation of the team and a member of the Supervisory Board. After a shortlisting process, the final selection of candidates will be invited to an interview 9-12 September 2019.

If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution

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