Institut Kunst
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

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What Does An Art Work Do? Thoughts on the Curatorial as Per 2016. Vortrag von Maria Lind

• 18:15, Kunstmuseum Vortragssaal Picassoplatz



In light of the recent 11th Gwangju Biennale, the presentation will be based on thoughts around the function of art today. Not necessarily in a utilitarian sense but rather what kind of reverberations art works have, what kind of ripples on the water they create. Using examples from the biennale in Korea, as well as from Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall where Maria Lind is the director, issues to do with contact and conflict zones, mediation and embeddedness will be addressed.

Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm, where she was born in 1966. She is the director of Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, and the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale. She was director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007). From 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein München where, together with a curatorial team including the curator Sören Grammel, she ran a program including artists such as Deimantas Narkevicius, Oda Projesi, Annika Eriksson, Bojan Sarcevic, Philippe Parreno and Marion von Osten. From 1997-2001 she was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, responsible for Moderna Museet Projecs with 29 commissions with among others Simon Starling, Apolonija Sustersic, Koo Jeong-a and Matts Leiderstam, and, in 1998, co-curator of Manifesta 2. She has taught widely since the early 1990s, for example at the Art Academy in Munich and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Currently she is professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other publications. Among her recent co-edited publications are Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios, Performing the Curatorial: With and Beyond Art, and Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe, all at Sternberg Press. She edited Abstraction as part of MIT’s and Whitechapel Gallery’s series Documents on Contemporary Art. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In the fall of 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press.


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Vorträge aus der Praxis des Ausstellungsmachens


Eine Kooperation des Instituts Kunst HGK FHNW und des Kunstmuseums Basel


Für die Vortragsreihe Curating… Vorträge aus der Praxis des Ausstellungsmachens kooperiert das Kunstmuseum Basel mit der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. Søren Grammel, Leiter der Abteilung Kunst ab 1960 / Gegenwart, und Roman Kurzmeyer, Dozent an der HGK, laden Ausstellungsmacher, Kuratoren, Theoretiker und Künstler ein, über den Begriff des Kuratierens zu sprechen, sei dies ein Einblick in ihre eigene kuratorische Praxis, das Reflektieren von Projekten anderer Ausstellungsmacher oder die theoretische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Begriff des Kuratierens.


Vorträge dieser Reihe finden seit 2014 statt. Bis Sommer 2016 wurden sie im Studio gegenüber dem Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart abgehalten. Künftig werden sie im Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau durchgeführt. Der Eintritt ist frei und es ist keine Reservierung notwendig.


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