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LECTURE | CURATOR'S PERSPECTIVE
KATHRIN RHOMBERG | THE VIRTUE OF UNPROFESSIONALISM
MONDAY, MAY 14 2012, 06:30 PM
The Austrian Cultural Forum and Independent Curators International present a lecture by Vienna-based independent curator Kathrin Rhomberg, “The Virtue of Unprofessionalism,” for the third Curator’s Perspective of 2012. Rhomberg’s lecture takes stock of the constantly increasing number of exhibitions realized at the highest imaginable standards, questioning if professionalism and standardization, while fit for the economic system, may not be the best possible structure for art.
The event takes place in the framework of “Curator’s Perspective”, a series programmed by Independent Curators International. Each month an international curator distills the current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think, and their views on recent developments in the art world.
Kathrin Rhomberg lives and works as an independent curator in Vienna, Austria. She is a co-curator of the ongoing project “Former West” and a corresponding member of Secession, Vienna. Her curatorial projects in 2011 included an exhibition on Christoph Schlingensief, Fear of the Core of Things, at the BAK, basis voor aktuele Kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands, and a show on Bauhaus in India 1922, Bauhaus Dessau. Previous projects (selection): 6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2010; Czech and Slovak Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale: Roman Ondák, Loop, Venice 2009; Ion Grigorescu, In the Body of the Victim 1969–2008, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2009; Sanja Iveković, (with Nataša Ilić), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2007; Project Migration, Cologne 2002-2006 (with Marion von Osten); Manifesta 3 (with Francesco Bonami, Ole Bauman, Maria Hlavajova), Lubljana, 2000.
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[Image: Christoph Schlingensief, Foreigners out - Please love Austria, 2000. Photo: Didi Sattmann.]