Artists’ Ideals and the Ideal Curator

Speakers: Rhea Dall & Kristine Siegel (PRAXES) with Chris Evans (artist), Grégory Castéra (Council) with Kobe Matthys (artist), Adam Sutherland (Grizedale Arts) with Laure Prouvost (artist), Emily Pethick (Showroom, London) with Wendelien van Oldenborgh (artist), and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Curator at Large Documenta 14, Artistic Director SAVVY Contemporary, Biotechnologist) with Satch Hoyt (artist).

Can curators question their practice alone? Where and how does the voice of the public, the critic, the institution, or more over, the artist fit within curatorial reflection? Where curating is concerned, symposia organized in the field of the visual arts tend to focus on definitions of practice and theoretical approaches. Little attention is given to the actual relationship between artists and curators, and how artists navigate the field. An international roster of speakers is brought together to reflect on shared comparable case-studies and historical correspondences with focus not only on the act of selection and framing but also on the relationship reversals and inversions.

12:00-12:10 – Introduction by Defne Ayas
12:10-12:50 – Adam Sutherland & Laure Prouvost
12:50-13:30 – Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung & Satch Hoyt
13:30-13:50 – Break for lunch
13:50-14:30 – Gregory Castera & Kobe Matthys
14:30-15:10 – Emily Pethick & Wendelien van Oldenborgh
15:10-15:50 – Rhea Dall, Kristine Siegel & Chris Evans

Organized and hosted by Witte de With on the occasion of Art Rotterdam 2016.



Supported By

Mondriaan Fund
Art Rotterdam 2016