Symposium: Curating Everything (Curating as Symptom)

21.03.2015, 10:00

The ironic title Curating Everything already proposes reading the activity of curating as a social symptom. We presume that the contemporary urge for a curatorial position has an imaginary side: the wish to gain authorship and agency as an illusionary closure in an overall precarious labor situation for cultural producers. The conference will emphasize the multi-media aspect of curating and its special meta-discourse of production and investigate its specific interrelation with post-Fordist societies.

Two days 40 CHF, discounted 30 CHF
One day 30 CHF, discounted 20 CHF
Please book in advance via kunstvermittlung(at)
in English

21.03.2015, 10 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

10–11 a.m.
Felix Ensslin «Material and Thought: Contemporaneity and The Thing(s) of Curating»

11–11.15 a.m
Introduction by Elke Krasny

11.15–12 a.m.
Marsha Meskimmon «Feminism’s ‚Curatorial Turn‘: What, Why and Whither?»

12–12.45 p.m
Frederikke Hansen «The Drive to Remember: Kuratorisk Aktion’s Curatorial Engagement with Invisibilized Coloniality and Indigeneity in the Nordic Region and beyond»

1–1.45 p.m.
Fatima Hellberg «Transformations – or how to deal with affect and method»

1.45–2.30 p.m.
Panel «Feminist Turn in Curating», hosted by Elke Krasny

3.30–4.15 p.m.
Axel Wieder «Critical Populism»

4.15–5 p.m.
Inke Arns «Curating (in) a Post-digital/Post-media/Post-internet World»

5–5.45 p.m.
Ellen Blumenstein «The Curator and Her Double: The Cruelty of the Avatar»

5.45–6.30 p.m.
Panel «Curating/the public (and digital media)»

Dorothee Richter, Postgraduate Programme in Curating (ZHdK), in cooperation with the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Cooperation partner: Research Platform for Curatorial and Cross-disciplinary Cultural Studies, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme, University of Reading; Fine Art Department of Art and Postgraduate Programme in Curating,, ICS, ZHdK

Symposium 20.03.2015

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Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission