At art institutions, project spaces and in the public space we see the outcome of curators’ work, but as visitors, we rarely get access to the practical and reflective processes that come before the exhibitions. In the spring of 2019, Kunsthal Aarhus introduces the third season of the talk series How We Curate and welcomes a new group of international curators, who will present their work processes. Like the previous seasons, each event consists of two speakers who are invited based on their mutual interests or working conditions.
Francesca Astesani and Julia Rodriques, who run the curatorial agency South into North in Copenhagen, start off the talk series with a focus on commissions of art works. At the second event, Olga von Schubert from Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and Lars Bang Larsen from Moderna Museet in Stockholm will talk about their interdisciplinary and research-based work. Tine Colstrup from Louisiana and Marianne Torp from The National Gallery will wrap up the season by giving us their perspectives on solo exhibitions.
20.03.2019, 7–9 pm
Francesca Astesani and Julia Rodriques (Curators and Art Advisors, South into North, Copenhagen)
In 2013, Francesca Astesani and Julia Rodriques co-founded the curatorial agency South into North, where they work with contemporary art projects with a special focus on commissions of art works. They are affiliated with the textile manufacturer Kvadrat as art advisors and curators and are furthermore involved in the development of an art strategy for Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland (New Hospital Nordsjælland). Previously, Astesani and Rodrigues have been in charge of exhibition venues in Copenhagen, respectively Andersen’s Contemporary and IMO, and have held a number of curatorial positions abroad.
24.04.2019, 5–7 pm
Olga von Schubert (Research Consultant, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)
Lars Bang Larsen (Curator, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Visiting Professor, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm)
Tine Colstrup (Curator, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art)
Marianne Torp (Senior Research Curator at The Royal Painting and Sculpture Collection, The National Gallery)
Postdoc Trine Friis Sørensen will introduce and moderate the talks. In March and April, the talks will be in English; the May event will be in Danish.
How We Curate is supported by The Danish Art Foundation and the Research Programme Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology at Aarhus University.