Diagnosing the future. The role of a critical institution of contemporary art

Meeting within the frames of the program {Curating Institution}

  • Is it possible and in what conditions to build a critical institution of contemporary art? How should art institutions undertake diagnoses regarding the globally arising political, social and economic changes? These are the two basic questions posed by the {Curating Institution} project, developed by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
    • These questions were also posed to Dr. Barbara Steiner, the head director of Kunsthaus in Graz, who will be a guest of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle under the {Curating Institution} project.
  • Considering the fact that contemporary art functions in the processes of the social economy and that they often determine the principles of participation in artistic circulation, Barbara Steiner draws attention to a significant element, which often disappears from the art institutions field of viewthe sense of community and common good. During the presentation, she will also refer to the subject of the place itselfthe exhibiting institution. Using her experience at the Kunsthaus in Graz, she will reflect on the idea of building institutions as places where the public and private space meet.
  • The meeting will be held in English.
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