About
Moscow Curatorial Summer School was conceived by the V-A-C Foundation in 2012 as an annual programme running for three weeks every July. While the intensive development of the contemporary art system in Russia has turned the curator into one of the most important and at the same time problematicfigures within the Russian cultural context, the School aims to foster discussion around questions such as: What are the professional boundaries and competences of a curator? What are the author's rights and professional duties? What levels of knowledge and skill define this new sphere of professional activity? How should this specialized experience be applied professionally? Students selected to take part in the summer school are chosen on the basis of their applications. Students are involved in the preparation of curatorial projects and seminars, while the lectures are open to the public.
1st Moscow Curatorial Summer School was held at the Russian State University for the Humanities and focused on the theme 'Doing Exhibitions Politically'. The programme was developed by Viktor Misiano and curated by What, How and for Whom/WHW (Croatia).

2nd Moscow Curatorial Summer School was held at the Presnya Historical Memorial Museum. Under the heading, 'This is the Show, and the Show is Many Things', the school's programme was curated by Raqs Media Collective (India) and developed by Viktor Misiano.
3rd Moscow Curatorial Summer School took place at the Museion Educational Centre at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and was entitled 'On the Museum's Ruins: The History Channel'. The theme was conceived by Dieter Roelstraete and the programme designed by Viktor Misiano.

4th Moscow Curatorial Summer School entitled 'Simple Twists and Complex Turns: curating, educational turn and thereafter' was focused on the educational turn in curating. The programme was conceived by Paul O'Neill, Mick Wilson, Janna Graham and Maria Mkrtycheva (V-A-C). The venue for the 4th Moscow Curatorial School was GES-2 — a former power station in the centre of Moscow.
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