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Talk Series 2018: Barbara Vanderlinden
The first guest of the Talk Series 2018 is the curator Barbara Vanderlinden. The talk is in english and is called The Communication Centre and Anti-Gallery Behind the Museum.
Barbara Vanderlinden is an independent curator and professor of exhibition studies. She most recently held the position of Professor of exhibition Studies with particular responsibilities for the founding of the Exhibition Laboratory at the University of the arts in Helsinki. She is the author of, among others, The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005 and was Visiting Professor, Exhibition and Museum Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. Founder and artistic director of the inaugural Brussels Biennial (Brussels, 2008.) Co-curator of the second edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial for Contemporary Art in Luxembourg City (1998), Generation Z at P.S.1. Long Island, N.Y. and the Taipei Biennial 2004, entitled Do You Believe in Reality?. She was the founder and artistic director (1996-2006) of the Brussels based contemporary art project Roomade, Office of Contemporary Art, with which she initiated numerous art projects and institutional collaborations in the 1990s and 2000s such as Laboratorium (Antwerp, 1999), On the desperate and long-neglected need for small events (Brussels, Manahatten Tower, 1996), Indiscipline (Brussels, 2000), Carsten Höller: The Boudewijn Experiment, and Matt Mullican Under Hypnosis (Brussels, 1996-97).
TALK Series is a visitors program initiated by the Reykjavík Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2011. The program brings the flourishing ideas and diverse practices within the international contemporary art scene to the Icelandic art community and the public at large. A selection of highly regarded international curators and critics have participated, including Heike Munder, Miwon Kwon, Claire Bishop, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Mary Jane Jacob and Dieter Daniels, Douglas Gordon and Margot Norton.