Yesterday Helle visited Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin and met one of the founders and directors of the center, Perla Montelongo, who shared thoughts and experiences – of starting up the center, about working in Berlin, about Berlin’s art scene, about how a dinner can be a great start of an art collaboration and a lot more. It was a great pleasure to meet her. Thank you for you time Perla! Since a big part of Lower East’s clients are in the art world, we have a great interest in and curiosity for all aspects of creating a great exhibition.
Thanks to Susanne Jøker Johnsen, Director of European Glass Context, for connecting us with Node.
Some info from the Node website:
Node was created in order to offer a platform to teach, experiment and investigate subjects related to curatorial studies and contemporary art practices. The Center´s core activity is the Curatorial Residency Program that offers its participants the possibility of expanding their professional and practical experience while deeply immersing them in Berlin’s art scene.
Node is a dynamic space were professional interactions take place in the form of seminars, artist presentations, and other activities that explore the complexity of curatorial work. It also draws together curators, artists, and creative practitioners in Berlin. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.
The Summer Curatorial Residency 2012 runs from June 5th – August 28th.