Curating in EuropeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Art History, Media Studies, Photography
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Explore the contemporary art and street art scene in Copenhagen and Europe as you learn about curating, art appreciation, and arts management. You gain first-hand insights into the art world as you meet artists in their studios, explore galleries, and learn from experienced curators in Copenhagen and Berlin. With your fellow students, you showcase your acquired skills in arts management and curating as you produce an art exhibition at DIS as your final assignment.

Included Exploration Trip

The Exploration Trip is an opportunity to dive into the course content in another context. You will undertake an independent or small group assignment, exploring the course material on location. These trips are more loosely structured than Study Tours, with more room built in to self-direct your learning experience and class work while on site.

For the three-day Exploration Trip, we go to Berlin, home to one of the most exciting contemporary art scenes today. We visit artists in their studios, as well as freelance curators working on upcoming exhibition projects, in order to understand the mechanisms of exhibition production today. Examples of visits include Sammlung Boros, König Galerie, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, artists’ studios, and more.

This trip will come at no extra cost to you, but is a mandatory part of the curriculum of this course. Travel will take place over three days during the period of your semester known as the ‘Study Break.’

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
History, Visual Arts


Natalia Gutman

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Mag. art. Art History, KU, 2008. Independent curator, freelance writer, gallery assistant, studio manager, educator, art guide, art consultant. With DIS since 2023.