May 30, 2019, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Many thanks to the curator Maria Isserlis for her lecture New commissions in curatorial and artistic practices and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.
“How does the new commission work? What steps does it take for an artist to make it to a successful site specific project? How to negotiate with a curator and an institution? These and many other questions will be depicted in the lecture by Maria Isserlis, an art historian, curator and art manager, who will introduce the process of new commissions in the theory but also give some prominent practical examples of new productions, she was working on herself. Apart from artistic side in her lecture Maria will discuss the business aspects, like financing, contracts, ownership to give a valuable practical knowledge to the young artists.” (Text by courtesy of Maria Isserlis)
Whilst studying Art History and Media Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Maria Isserlis (Ukrainian, b. 1986, based in Berlin) had already started an internship at the State Hermitage Museum as an assistant curator. Following this she became an assistant curator in the Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum while also working in parallel as a freelance curator for the Goethe Institute in St. Petersburg. After this experience she was based in Berlin and worked with the Haus am Waldsee Museum. Since June 2013 Maria has been working as the General Coordinator of MANIFESTA 10 in St. Petersburg. Following Manifesta in Zurich Maria joined the curatorial team of the biennial. In 2016-17 Maria was invited to the V-A-C Foundation in Venice as an exhibition director. In 2017 and 2018 she was a co-curator of the first and second edition of AKI AORA research program in Tulum, Mexico. Maria is a cofounder of the Aperto Raum, Berlin.
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