Kunsthalle Fridericianum and Postgraduate Program in Curating, zhdk Zürich, are hosting the symposium Institution as Medium. Curating as Institutional Critique? on Friday, 26 and Saturday, 27 March, 2010.

The two-day symposium intends to put the possibilities, opportunities as well 
as the limitations of current critical curating up for discussion based on the presentation of exemplary projects, curatorial programmes, theoretical analyses and artists talks. The symposium will focus on art institutions, exhibition formats and exhibition paradigms. It will include presentations and discussions and additionally serve as a communicative platform enabling curators, students, scholars and artists to engage 
with curating... more

Download On-Curating Issue 8
with documentation of the symposium


Friday 26 March 2010

11.00                Accreditation
12.00                Welcome Rein Wolfs / Dorothee RichterIntroduction
12.30                Oliver MarchartThe Politics of Biennialisation
13.30                Dorothee Richter with Damian Jurt, Irene Grillo, Maren Brauner
                        Postmodern Education. Round and Round it Goes Where it
                        Stops Nobody Knows
14.30                Visit Thomas Zipp's exhibition (WHITE REFORMATION CO-OP)
                        MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO at Kunsthalle Fridericianum 
                        & lunch
16.00                Maria LindContemporary Art and its Institutional Dilemmas
17.00                San KellerPre-, Pre-, Pre-, Preview / Rein Wolfs
18.00                Break
18.30                Carina PlathFrom Curatorial Studies over Kunstverein to
                        Sculpture Projects and 
Museum. Curatorship between Liberties,
                        Conditions and 
19.30                Panel 1, Curatorial Appeal:
                        Yael Eylat Van-Essen (Curatorial Studies Program, School of Arts
                        and Technology in Tel-Aviv), Critical Curating
Marysia LewandowskaRenée Padt (Konstfack Stockholm),
                        Museum Futures: Distributed, DVD, 2008
                        Lisa Le Feuvre (Goldsmith College, London), Bureaucracy and
Olga Fernández López (Royal College of Art, London), Just What
                        is it That Makes 
‘Curating’ so Different, so Appealing?       
Sissel Lillebostad (Creative Curating, Bergen, Norway), Who is
the Audience?
Tim Brennan (University of Sunderland, MA Curating), 
                        Curator: Medium
 With participants from different curatorial programmes: 
                        Curatorial Programme De Appel, Amsterdam, École du Magasin, 
                        Grenoble and Postgraduate Program in Curating, Zurich a.o.  
                        Moderation: Beryl Graham

Saturday 27 March 2010

9.30                  Welcome Rein Wolfs / Dorothee RichterIntroduction
10.00                Helmut DraxlerEcstasy in Mediation
11.00                Axel WiederInstitutions and Crisis
12.00                Giovanni Carmine / Hassan KhanPossible Encounters
13.00                Lunch
14.00                Stella RolligLegitimating
15.00                Stih & SchnockWho Needs Art, We Need Potatoes
16.00                Break
16.30                Søren GrammelA Series of Acts and Spaces
17.30                Panel 2, Educational Critique: How to Swot Curating
                        Isin Onol invites to talk about curatorial study programmes: 
                        Hyunjoo Byeon, Lisa Boström, Övül Durmusoglu, Alhena Katsof,
                        Natalie Hope O'Donnell, Alessandra Sandrolini, Andrea Roca,
                        Adnan Yildiz with participants from different curatorial
                         programmes: Curatorial Programme De Appel, Amsterdam and
                         Postgraduate Program in Curating, Zurich.
                        Key themes: Franchising the curatorial study programmes,
                        curatorial production in the nomadic era, critical and collective
                        curating, educational institutions designed for curating.
                        Moderation: Maja Ciric, Isin Onol
18.30                Comments & Conclusions

Location: documenta-Halle, Du-Ry-Straße, Kassel
Accreditation under symposium(at)fridericianum-kassel.de until 17 March 2010

Fee for drinks and snacks incl admission to Kunsthalle Fridericianum:
1 day: 15 Euro, students 10 Euro, free of charge with annual ticket 
2 days: 25 Euro, students 15 Euro, free of charge with annual ticket

In cooperation with Postgraduate Program in Curating


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