BK1166 - Exhibition Studies and Curating 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

Exhibitions are the central function of museums and art galleries and the dominant format to showcase artworks by individuals or groups of artists, particular genres, thematic areas, or collections. This course focuses on the process of exhibition making within the context of an educational institution. During the year involved students will examine contemporary exhibitions under curatorial, technological and architectural aspects. The course engages with exhibition-making as a collaborative practice, not only from an artist perspective, but through engagement with processes that involve all parties relevant to specific presentations.Spatial decision making, handling and placement of objects, and public program development will be considered in a practical learning environment. As the core requirement, exhibitions developed within this course will be open to the public in the in-house venue.

Limited course capacity. Students apply to the course and should express their interest in being part of the gallery board.

Learning outcome

Students can understand and engage with a space, making use of existing elements in order to make exhibition content coherent and accessible. Students have practical skills, such as project administration and writing for exhibition announcements and preparing materials for press usage. Students can analyze the meaning installing and organising has for artistic practice. The students know how exhibitions are installed today and how they were installed within our recent history, and why. The students know the institutional, non-institutional and political backdrop in which different exhibition installation modes have appeared through history. Students can reflect on and refer to and what these forms imply on both an aesthetic, poetic, formal and political level.

Learning methods and activities

The course will have a hands on approach and introduce students to the many layered procedures and challenges of exhibition making through active participation in the current activities in Gallery KIT and by a collaborative project to install an exhibition on agreed upon subject or material. The students will take part in the Gallery KIT Student Board and together with a supervisor discuss, develop and produce exhibitions complementing the running program of Gallery KIT. Based on the mutual interests of the students this class will develop one or several visual concepts and forms for presenting the ideas the student group(s) develop. The vision for this class is finding forms for contents yet unseen within disciplines we don’t know, in other words to explore the limits of our knowledge, be it in ourselves, in the class or in the field, to become familiar with innovative thinking and innovation processes. To contextualise this endeavor our class looks for partners to work with.

Participation in the work of KiT Gallery Student Board.

Formal evaluation by end of course.

Further on evaluation

Participation and production will be evaluated through presentation and in the formal semester assessment Semester Review. Postponed exams /new exam will be held in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Bachelor of Fine Art (BBK)
Fine Art (MFA)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fine Art
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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