Curating… Lectures from the Practice of Exhibition-Making
Public lecture by Joanna Mytkowska, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
• April 10, 2018, 6.15 Uhr. Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart
The “Curating… Lectures from the Practice of Exhibition-Making” series is a collaboration between the Art Institute HGK FHNW and the Kunstmuseum Basel. Roman Kurzmeyer, curator and professor at the Art Institute and Søren Grammel, Head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Kunstmuseum invite curators theoreticians and artists to address the topic of exhibition-making, be it from the point of view of their own curatorial practice, the analysis of other curators’ projects or the theoretical confrontation with the practice of curating. The entry is free.
Joanna Mytkowska is a curator and art critic. Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw since 2007. Previously, she worked as a curator at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Co-founder of the Foksal Gallery Foundation, where she worked from 2001 until 2007. In 2005 she curated the Polish Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale, exhibiting “Repetition” by Artur Żmijewski.
Additional curatorial projects include: Edi Hila “Painter of Transformation” (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2018), “Beguiling Siren Is Thy Crest” (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2017), “Alina Szapocznikow, Sculpture Undone 1955–1972” (Centre d’Art Contemporain Wiels, Brussels; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art in New York, 2012–2013), “Les promesses du passé” (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010), “Awkward Objects” (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2009), “Les Inquiets. Cinq artistes sous la pression de la guerre” (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008), “Le Nuage Magellan” (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2007), and “Oskar Hansen. A Dream of Warsaw” (Foksal Foundation Gallery, Warsaw 2005). She is the editor of the publications “Henryk Stażewski. Economy of Thought and Perception” (2006) and “Edward Krasiński” (1997).