Uncertain States Finissage


Katerina Gregos (born in Athens, Greece) is an art historian, curator, lecturer and writer (based in Brussels, Belgium since 2006). Over the years her curatorial practice has explored the relationship between art and politics with a particular view on questions of democracy, human rights, capitalism, crisis and changing global production circuits. She has curated numerous large scale exhibitions and biennials including the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.

Anke Hervol studied art history, classical archeology, and French in Berlin and Paris, and published a doctoral thesis on French and Spanish roman sculpture and architecture. From 1998 to 2009, she directed the Kulturstiftung Hartwig Piepenbrock and the Hartwig and Maria-Theresia Piepenbrock Collection. Since September 2009, she has been leader of the Department of Visual Arts at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. She wrote essays on sculpture and painting of 20th and 21st century art, as well as she published exhibition and collection catalogs.

Anneka Metzger studied Modern German literature and art history in Heidelberg, Siena and Berlin and published a doctoral thesis on performative poetry. From 2008 to 2015 she was a scholar at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. Since November 2015, she has been the assistant to the director of the archives of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Her research interests are linguistic strategies in the arts and experimental poetics.

Johannes Odenthal studied art history and archaeology in Cologne, Bonn and Paris. He has published numerous essays and books on cultural history and is a co-founder and editor of the magazines tanz aktuell and ballett international/tanz aktuell. From 1997 to 2006, Odenthal served as artistic director of the Music, Dance and Theatre Department at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Since 2006, Odenthal has served as programming director at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

Diana B. Wechsler is an art historian, international curator and publicist. Principal Researcher of the National Council of Cience (CONICET). Since 2009 she design and is in charge of the Master's Program of Curatorial Studies and the Research Institut of Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires. Is the deputy director of the Museum and Center of Contemporary Art, MUNTREF.(www.untref.edu.ar). She was curator of the Academy's exhibition "Realidad y Utopía" in 2010.

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017

4 pm


Studio Lobby

Curators’ talk with Katerina Gregos, Anke Hervol, Anneka Metzger, Johannes Odenthal, Diana Wechsler

Welcome: Jeanine Meerapfel

In English language

Free admission

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