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Curating Contemporary Art (MA)

Giovanni Bartolini

Giovanni is an independent curator and writer based in London. For Lampoon Magazine, he reports on art and culture. The latest articles include Marcin Dudek, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and Fundación Casa Wabi. Prior to his time at Royal College of Art, he studied law at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

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My interests lie at the intersection of visual cultures, critical theory, and philosophy, addressing the inherent instabilities of knowledge production, circulation, and contestation within the institutional paradigm of contemporary art. 

The Individual Research Project interrogates the positionality and temporality of archival practices. Exploring the transformative potentialities of epistemic disconcertment and fragmentariness, the research posits memory as transient and impermanent, a perpetual object of negotiation between social discourse and power structures, as not a solid and fixed repository of traces but a breathing and porous membrane.