The first guest of the year 2019 in the TALK Series is Prof Dr Dorothee Richter. Entitled Artistic and Curatorial Turns, Care and Accelerated Capitalism. From the Sixties to Contemporary Practices in Feminist Perspectives. A Tour de Force, Richter´s talk will be in English.
Dr Dorothee Richter is a Professor in Contemporary Curating. Since 2005, she has been head of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating (MAS/CAS), www.curating.org , at the University of the Arts Zurich (ZHdK). She also founded the “PhD in practice in curating”, a collaboration of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating and the Department of Fine Arts, University of Reading, which is funded by ‘Swissuniversities’. Therefore she holds also a professorship at the University of Reading, UK. From 1999 to the end of 2003, Richter was artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Bremen, where she curated a discursive programme based on feminist issues, urban situations, power relation issues, and institutional critique. She has worked as a curator ever since. Some of her curatorial projects: New Social Sculptures at Kunstmuseum Thun, (2012) Speculative Curating, Performative Interventions, Migros Museum, Zürich (2016/17) at the moment she is also directing the OnCurating project space. See http://oncurating-space.org/. She is the publisher of www.OnCurating.org , an online and print magazine on curatorial practice and theory. Her own PhD did deal with Fluxus, “Fluxus: Art – Synonymous with Life? Myths about Authorship, Production, Gender and Community”. In 2013, she released a film together with Ronald Kolb: Flux Us Now! Fluxus explored with a camera, which was screened for the first time at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in April 2013, at the Migros Museum in Zurich, and different European art academies and museums, see www.fluxusnow.net.
The TALK Series is a collaborative project between the Icelandic Art Center, Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Reykjavík Art Museum. Since the year 2012 artists, thinkers and curators have been invited to Iceland to teach, talk and get to know the local art scene. The presentation is in English and free through the courtesy of the Reykjavik Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Iceland University of the Arts and the Goethe Institut.