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So You Think You Can Curate? Workshop

So You Think You Can Curate?


Ever wonder what is it like to be a curator? Dreading the daunting days of installing/de-installing work? Or maybe you just want to grasp an idea how galleries function before and after an exhibition?

Well now is your chance to find out! (Plus, we’ll make it fun!)

We will discuss the major points of “curating” and the other left out “Art Handling” details that your art professors never taught you in class. Art installation and handling, from video equipment to frame art works, are the essential parts of every art exhibition and art fairs. Not every gallery has their personal professional art handler to install or uninstall/pack your piece. This workshop will help you get ready for the unexpected.

We will cover:

-Framing and Matting Techniques

-Adding Hardware to Your Piece with Hands On Activities and Demonstrations

-What Important Questions to Ask Your Curator or Gallery

-And The Formula for a Perfect Installation

We will also have an open discussion about:

-Gallery Etiquette for Artists and Curators

-How to Pitch and Idea for Art Exhibitions

-Complete Breakdown of The Entire “Curating” Process

-And Much More

All materials will be provided in the fee, so just bring yourself and a notebook to take down each important detail! (DON’T FORGET TO STAY AND CATCH THE OPENING RECEPTION OF ASHA GANAPAT’S SOLO EXHIBITION “Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things”!!!!!)

Sign up for the available times now!

Introductory Workshop Level 1 September 10 @ 11 AM $20.00

Introductory Workshop Level 1 September 10 @ 3 PM $20.00

Tools and material will be included in the workshop. MUST PURCHASE TICKET IN ADVANCE. NO WALK INS. Limited spots available. ONLY 15 Spaces. RSVP through making a payment at workshop link

Panida Suwannawisut curates regularly for _gaia studio, New Jersey City University Galleries, and previously worked at 313 gallery as a gallery manager.

Panda is the curator for Asha Ganpat's Solo Exhibition | Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things exhibition opening, September 10th from 6 PM - 9 PM and will be up the entire month of September until Friday, October 14th.

{LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building in Newark, NJ. Directions: From Newark Pennstation, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Pennstation to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

{LIPS} is an arts collective committed to engaging our community through multi-disciplinary art forms. For more information visit