Talk Exhibition Making

Susanne Pfeffer © Tagesspiegel

Mon, 13.11.2017

McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Susanne Pfeffer, curator of the German Pavilion of Venedig-Biennale, will give a lecture on curatorial practice

In this talk, Susanne Pfeffer will be discussing exhibition-making. Her curatorial practice has ranged from this year's Golden Lion–winning German Pavilion, with Anne Imhof's site-specific ‘Faust’ disquieting and thrilling viewers from around the world, to her exhibitions on the posthuman condition that have sought to overcome dichotomies as defined in modern humanity: material and digital, nature and nurture, subject and object. 

A renowned art historian and curator based in Germany, Susanne Pfeffer was recently appointed the director of the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt. This year at the 57th Venice Biennale, Pfeffer served as the curator for the German Pavilion, presenting Anne Imhof's ‘Faust’, which was awarded the Golden Lion for the best national pavilion. In 2015, she curated the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, presenting Pamela Rosenkranz's immersive installation ‘Our Product’. Her trilogy of group exhibitions focusing on art in the posthuman age—‘Speculations on Anonymous Materials’ (2013), ‘Nature after Nature’ (2014), ‘Inhuman’ (2015), organised at the Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany—marked the institutional arrival of a set of artistic practices reacting to and acting within the contemporary maelstrom of objects and images. Prior to that, she was the artistic director at the Künstlerhaus Bremen from 2004 to 2006, and the chief curator of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin from 2007 to 2012.

Talk and discussion in English
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