The “curator” role.
The DH Curator programme works with the HAVEL exhibition, which depicts moments from the life of the former president through photographs and film footage from three artists. The programme aims to familiarize students with the role of a curator while going beyond the cope of the exhibition itself – to consider how the media help create narratives and the celebrities about whom they write and thanks to whom they sell.
People want to be successful: in art too, and often at any price; it is therefore necessary to subject information, images, and important news on events and people to critical examination. Sensational news need not always correspond to reality. The critical thinking in the form of critical reading and viewing that the DJ Curator programme attempts to develop will help students realize the nature of such news in the most direct way possible: they will create it themselves.
For teachers who are interested in more information on this topic, we recommend the documentary Starsuckers (2009).
This educational programme will be adapted to the ages of its participants, and will feature suitable artistic activities, reflective dialogue, use of multimedia technology, and more.