SHAPE OF TIME – FUTURE OF NOSTALGIA
Works from the Art Collection Telekom
Museum of Contemporary Art, MNAC Bucharest
curated by Adriana Oprea, Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher
Artist and Expert Talks chaired by Nathalie Hoyos / Rainald Schumacher
IGOR GRUBIĆ & ŠEJLA KAMERIĆ
Artist Talk, Lecture and Conversation
Igor Grubić and Šejla Kamerić talk about their artistic practice, and the works in the exhibition. Reflecting on the title of the exhibition, Igor Grubić will present examples of his earlier works and his recent film Istorii MonuMentale.
Lecture and Conversation
Dr. Neumann, director of Kunsthalle Rostock, gives an introduction into the history of the Kunsthalle, which has been founded in 1969 as Pavillon for the Biennial of the Baltic Countries (1965 – 1989). The Biennale has been the most important and influential contemporary art exhibition in the former German Democratic Republic. Referring to this history and rewriting the history, the Kunsthalle will concentrate its future perspective and exhibition programme onto the Eastern European art. The short closes with a conversation and discussion about perspectives and strategies of institutional practice to mediate contemporary art.
D.I.S. – DAVID HUMBERTO TORO AND SOLOMON WATTENBERG CHASE
Two members of D.I.S., the curatorial team of the 9th Berlin Biennale (Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso and David Toro) present a lecture and talk about their curatorial approach, concept and actual experiences working on the 9th Berlin Biennale.
BRITTA PETERS – SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER
Britta Peters, part of curatorial team for Sculpture Projects Münster 2017 (Britta Peters, Marianne Wagner and Kasper König) introduce this important exhibition, which takes place since 1977 every 10 years. The lecture will give an insight into the changing concept of understanding sculpture in an urban environment.
The German Academic Exchange programme DAAD has played an important and influential role in former West Berlin and in building bridges to the East during the time of the cold war. Especially the art programme gave many artists an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and develope their work. Ariane Beyn, Head of the Visual Arts, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme, introduces the past and the actual strategy and direction of the DAAD.