Curating Contemporary Art (MA)
Jade Barget is a curator and cultural worker based between London and Paris. Her research centers on the sensuous exchange between viewer and film, embodied spectatorship and affect. Jade holds a specific interest in moving image and performance practices.
At the Royal College of Art, in partnership with Nottingham Contemporary, she co-curated a programme titled Sets and Scenarios. Framing our emerging media regime as post-cinematic, Sets and Scenarios questioned our heightened proximity to moving images, and what it means to live under their influence. The programme featured new commissions by Adam Christensen, Eva Gold, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi and Aaron Ratajczyk, as well as existing works by Mary Helena Clark, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Shahryar Nashat, James Richards and Steve Reinke, Deborah Stratman and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Jade’s graduate dissertation delved into the practice of listening framed as a direct, sensuous, embodied experience, holding the potential of subverting the despotic quality of speech and the dominance of the gaze; of shifting the focus of the curatorial from discourse production to attunement and study.
Jade has worked for established contemporary art galleries, private collections and developed an independent collaborative practice with XING, a research platform centered on the poetics and politics of Southeast and East Asian cinema and visual arts. Jade has written for a number of publications including AQNB, Unseen and Untitled-Folder.