On curating contemporary art. Critical theory and practice of curating contemporary art exhibition
This lecture is focusing on both the theory and practice of exhibiting the work of contemporary artists at institutions such as museums and exhibition halls. By presenting selected examples from my own curatorial work, I am addressing the milestones of realizing an exhibition project – from writing an exhibition concept, researching potential loans, contacting lenders, working on the exhibition catalogue and the exhibition design, up to the installation of the artworks. The lecture aims to give an overview of the various possibilities but also of the problems that can occur during the preparation and realization of an exhibition.
Veronika Rudorfer is a curator at Museum Berggruen, Berlin. From 2014 to 2022 she worked as a curator for modern and contemporary art at Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, where she realized exhibitions such as David Hockney: INSIGHTS. Reflecting the Tate Collection (2022), Daniel Spoerri (2021) and Herta Müller. wenn man spricht ist immer jetzt – sonst nicht (2020/2021). She studied art history at the universities of Hamburg and Vienna. Since March 2019, she has been working on her PhD titled Seeing the Void? Different Approaches to Visual Representation of ‘Aryanizations’ in Contemporary Artistic Positions at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where she currently teaches courses in art history.