How can curation address the connection between art and empire? What do letterpress posters teach us about Black Southern history? What does decolonial curation look like in a South Asian context?
Last fall and spring, the Hyperallergic team welcomed five curators for journalism fellowships focused on these and more questions to demystify the process of curation with the support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Designed to introduce curators to online journalism and provide them with a platform to share their research with a broader audience interested in art, the Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators also pushed each curator to consider how they would present their material to online readers around the world.
As part of the Fellowship, each curator received a $5,000 grant to create an online exhibition, write articles related to their research, and present and discuss their exhibition during a virtual event. Dakota Noot, Dr. Kelli Morgan, Sadaf Padder, Beya Othmani, and Angelina Lippert engaged with a range of topics building on their prior curatorial experiences, expanding the boundaries of their work, and thinking creatively about the unique opportunities of public writing in a digital space.
Below, we have compiled recordings of the virtual events with each fellow along with their articles and exhibitions, and we invite you to spend time with each project to learn more about the artists, practices, and frameworks that inform their distinct approaches.
Curation is far from a monolith, and we’re proud of the work our fellows produced in pursuit of growing their own practice and making their work accessible to a wider audience.
Art, Whiteness, and Empire — A History of the Art Museum
Dr. Kelli Morgan presents the roots of Black cultural expression and guidance on cultivating care and empowerment at the museum.
View the exhibition: Art, Whiteness, and Empire
Amos Kennedy & The School of Bad Printing
Angelina Lippert brings the printmaker’s practice and letterpress posters that commemorate community and Black rural life into the spotlight.
View the exhibition: In the Studio With Amos Kennedy
Exploring South Asian Futurisms
Sadaf Padder delves into the practices of South Asian artists utilizing technology and science to imagine decolonial frameworks.
View the exhibition: Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
Daughters of Cyclona
Dakota Noot explores under-recognized queer Chicanx performance through the work and influence of drag artist Cyclona.
View the exhibition: The Body by Design: LGBTQ+ Chicanx Art
North Africans in the First International Black Arts Festivals
Beya Othmani examines the relationship between North African artists and movements for Black citizenship.
View the exhibition: Fela Kefi Leroux, Embracing Blackness at the First World Festival of Black Arts