The non-selling group show at King Street titled Next at Christie’s: London 2022 is designed to showcase the talents of aspiring curators and artists either currently studying or recently graduated. The auction house describes the initiative as “an exciting opportunity for [both] to jumpstart their careers in the art world.”
Applicants to fill the role are asked to explain what this opportunity would mean for them, summarise an exhibition proposal, and confirm they are available to work in London on the project from September 2021 through to January 2022.
The successful applicant will select and liaise with 15-20 artists, choose the works for the exhibition and present them to a committee for approval. Christie’s will give the winning curator or curatorial team the necessary guidance and resources and both the curator and the artists will be paid an engagement fee.
Dirk Boll, Christie’s president said: “The call for curators is open and we look forward to working closely with the successful applicant to present this exciting public exhibition, showcasing the talents of the next generation of artists.”
Applications are open until September 3.
Meanwhile, Christie’s Education is sponsoring a programme of courses on Contemporary art and curation. Boll said that the platform is for “a diverse group of young curators and artists”.