Kunst & Kuratieren

Die internationale Frühlingsakademie des BERLIN ART INSTITUTs findet online vom 18. – 21. Mai 2020 statt. Das Programm der Frühlingsakademie gestalten wir in Zusammenarbeit mit Künstler*innen und Theoretiker*innen. Dieses Jahr geht es um Kunst & Kuratieren.


Montag 18. Mai 2020

Vortrag und Q&A von Özge Ersoy, Kuratorin, Autorin & Leiterin der öffentlichen Programme bei ASIA ART ARCHIVE
Collections, Histories, Speculations, and Myths
„What is the potential of collections in rethinking how knowledge is accessed, interpreted, and shared? What is the role of the curator in creating frameworks of discussion around collections and their users? Taking its cue from these questions, this talk focuses on two case studies: (i) collectorspace, an Istanbul-based nonprofit initiative that opens private contemporary art collections to the public and provokes discussions on collecting through its exhibitions, public programs, and publications, and (ii) Asia Art Archive, a Hong Kong–based nonprofit that was initiated in 2000 with the aim to document and preserve lesser visible histories of art in the region and to encourage participation and collaborative research through exhibitions, residencies, and public programs.“ (Text by courtesy of Özge Ersoy)  

Özge Ersoy is Public Programs Lead at Asia Art Archive, an independent arts organization based in Hong Kong. Özge is also Research and Programming Associate for the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2020) and Managing Editor of m-est.org, an online publication conceived as an artist-centered initiative. Her writings have been included in Curating Under Pressure: International Perspectives on Negotiating Conflict and Upholding Integrity (Routledge, 2020), The Constituent Museum (Valiz and L’Internationale, 2018), Erkan Özgen: Giving Voices (Sternberg, Fundació Han Nefkens and Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2018), and Speculation, Now (Duke University Press and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, 2014), among others. She holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Dienstag 19. Mai 2020
Vortrag und Q&A von Krist Gruijthuijsen, Kurator, Kunstkritiker & Direktor KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Krist Gruijthuijsen spricht über seine kuratorische Praxis, die Struktur und den programmatischen Ansatz und das aktuelle Programm der KW.

Krist Gruijthuijsen (* 1980, NL) ist Kurator und seit dem 1. Juli 2016 Direktor der KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Dort hat er Ausstellungen u.a. mit Hanne Lippard, Ian Wilson, Adam Pendleton, Ronald Jones, Hiwa K, Willem de Rooij, Beatriz González, David Wojnarowicz und Hreinn Friðfinnsson kuratiert. 
Von 2012 bis 2016 war er künstlerischer Leiter des Grazer Kunstvereins, 2011 bis 2016 Kursleiter für den Masterstudiengang Bildende Kunst am Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Krist Gruijthuijsen ist einer der Gründungsdirektoren des Kunstvereins in Amsterdam und hat in den letzten zehn Jahren zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Projekte organisiert, unter anderem im Rahmen der Manifesta 7 als Teil des kuratorischen Teams von Adam Budak (Trentino/Südtirol, IT), im Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (Istanbul), im Artists Space (New York), im Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrad), im Swiss Institute (New York), in der Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo, BR), im Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), im Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, NL), im Arnolfini (Bristol, GB), im Project Arts Centre (Dublin), im Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City, US) und im Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, AU).
Gruijthuijsen hat in zahlreichen Kooperationen mit dem JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag, mit Sternberg Press, Mousse Publishing Printed Matter, Inc., dem Verlag der BuchhandlungWalther König und mit Kunstverein Publishing veröffentlicht. Zuletzt erschienen MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES – SEVEN WORK BALLETS (Sternberg Press, 2015), VINCENT FECTEAU (Sternberg Press, 2015), WRITINGS AND CONVERSATIONS BY DOUG ASHFORD (Mousse Publishing, 2014), LISA OPPENHEIM: WORKS 2003–2013 (Sternberg Press, 2014), THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FICTIONAL ARTISTS AND THE ADDITION (JRP|Ringier, 2010) sowie diverse weitere unter dem Schirm von Kunstverein Publishing.

Mittwoch 20. Mai 2020
Togetherness in Experiment, #DieBalkone
Vortrag und Q&A von Övül Durmusoglu, Kuratorin, Autorin & Gastdozentin an der Graduiertenschule im Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) der Universität der Künste Berlin  und an der  Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig & Joanna Warsza, Kuratorin &Programmdirektorin am CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm

„The driving question of “Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity“ -the initiative that took place during the Easter weekend on the windows and balconies of Prenzlauer Berg- is a well-known one: How does art respond to our time? It was an urgency that put us into motion, to break the helplessness which is intensified by the media. The postponed exhibitions and events, fired museum educators, collapsing budgets, the feeling that whatever we do we can only do in the digital, and without asking who profits from it. And in the meantime when we lock ourselves in, some governments are taking dangerous decisions to consolidate their power that may change the course of the future after Covid-19. To be able to translate what Naomi Klein very recently phrased as “to kick the door of radical possibility open” to our field of contemporary art meant challenging exhibition/project making structures and codes of working. To go on the ground, to start from where we know best, to realize a response, a gesture in a short while, no budget, no commissioning frame, no commissioning at all, no funders, no opening, no spectacle, no fly in and out, no view and preview, no VIP and no champagne, no market in the way we usually exercise in the professional contemporary art world. The common concern we all had with the participants has been more substantial than the ‘normal’ codes of conduct.“ (Text by courtesy of Övül Durmusoglu)

Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is a curator and writer living in Berlin. Her interests lie in the intersection of contemporary art, critical and gender theory, politics and popular culture. As a curator, she acts between exhibition making and public programming, singular languages and collective energies, material and immaterial abstractions, worldly immersions and political cosmologies. Currently, Övül is mentor and program leader in the Graduate School in University of the Arts in Berlin and a visiting professor for Art and Discourse in Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig. She has very recently co-initiated „Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity” in Berlin with Joanna Warsza. Her other recent curatorial project ‘Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees’ took place in the MMAG Foundation, Amman. In the past, Övül was curator for steirischer herbst festival in Graz; curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; curatorial advisor for Gülsün Karamustafa’s ‘Chronographia‘ at Hamburger Bahnhof, artistic director for the festival Sofia Contemporary 2013 titled as ‚Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground’. She curated programs within 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials; coordinated and organized different programs and events at Maybe Education and Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13). With her writing Övül contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Frieze.

Joanna Warsza is a Program Director of CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm, and an independent curator interested in how art functions politically and socially outside the white cubes. She was the Artistic Director of Public Art Munich 2018, curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale among others. In Spring 2020 together with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu she co-initiated ‚Die Balkone. Life, art, pandemic and proximity‘ in windows and balconies of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, where they both live.

Donnerstag 21. Mai 2020
Vortrag und Q&A What ever happens we must be prepared* von Maria Isserlis, Kuratorin, Kunsthistorikerin & Mitbegründerin der  kuratorischen Plattform A:D: in Berlin & Dresden

*Alban Muja

The lecture by Maria Isserlis will offer some insights into creative exhibition making and her recent projects: Dreams of Freedom. Romanticism in Russia and Germany, Albertinum, Dresden and Solo Show of Alban Muja at the National Gallery of Pristina, KO.

Während ihres Studiums der Kunstgeschichte und Medienwissenschaften an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität hatte Maria Isserlis (Ukrainerin, geb. 1986) bereits ein Praktikum als Assistenz-Kuratorin an der Staatlichen Eremitage begonnen. Anschließend war sie Assistenz-Kuratorin in der Abteilung für zeitgenössische Kunst der Staatlichen Eremitage und arbeitete parallel als freie Kuratorin für das Goethe-Institut in St. Petersburg.

Nach dieser Erfahrung zog sie nach Berlin und arbeitete mit dem Haus am Waldsee zusammen. Seit Juni 2013 arbeitet Maria als Projektleiterin der Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg. In Zürich trat sie dem Kuratorenteam der Biennale bei. In 2016-17 wurde Maria als Ausstellungsleiterin zur V-A-C Foundation in Venedig eingeladen. In den Jahren 2017 und 2018 war sie Co-Kuratorin der ersten und zweiten Ausgabe des AKI AORA Forschungsprogramms in Tulum, Mexiko. Seit September 2019 ist Maria Mitglied des Kuratorenteams des Museums Albertinum (Dresden). Derzeit kuratiert Maria die Einzelausstellung von Alban Muja in der Pristina National Gallery (Pristina, KO).

Dieses Jahr ist die BAI Frühlingsakademie kostenfrei.

18. – 21. Mai 2020 | Internationale Frühlingsakademie