Okwui Enwezor, 2014. Photo: Max Geuter
STOCKHOLM 20 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 2 PM
Contemporary Art between the near & the far
In the Auditorium, admission free
Okwui Enwezor is born 1963 in Calabar, Nigeria. Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich and Artistic Director of Visual Arts of 56th Venice Biennale, 2015. He is founder and an editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. He lives and works in Munich and New York.
Okwui Enwezor has curated exhibitions in many different countries, at the major biennials and at the most prominent art museums. He was the artistic director of Dokumenta 11 in 2002, where he was the first non-European to be appointed to that position. He is on the jury of some of the most prestigious international art awards and is a member of numerous boards and curator teams. In his work, Okwui Enwezor has consistently promoted globalisation in relation to local roots. His field of interest comprises African, Asian, European, North and South American 20th and 21st century art and contemporary art from the African continent and contemporary artists from the African diaspora. He studies and writes about the diaspora and migration, post-colonial modernism, and architecture and urbanism in post-colonial cities on the African continent.
In his lecture at Moderna Museet Okwui Enwezor will talk about his approach to curating, how A Larger World is constantly present in his work, and how institutions can incorporate more global thinking in their work with exhibitions and collections.
A Larger World
We are living in times when art museums need to reconsider their activities, what they show and what they collect. Today, there is no longer one dominating centre for art in the way that Paris and New York once were; instead, differences between languages and traditions are bridged. The map is being redrawn, and Moderna Museet must keep up with all the artists who are perpetually on the move, between languages and continents, from one centre to the next.
In 2014, therefore, we are inviting international curators and artists for a series of lectures where they will share their perspectives and experiences of working with art on all the continents.
Read "The Art in a Larger World" by Daniel Birnbaum & Ann-Sofi Noring
Camilla Carlberg, curator
STOCKHOLM 8 MARCH 2014 AT 2 PM
In the Cinema, admission free
Fulya Erdemci is a curator and writer based in Istanbul. Erdemci is the curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial and was the curator of the 2011 Pavilion of Turkey at the 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale. She was the Director of SKOR (Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte) Foundation for Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam between June 2008 - September 2012.
Abstract, Fulya Erdemci
Biography, Fulya Erdemci