May 11th, 10am – 12pm

Curating Metabolic Infrastructures

Lecture by Clémentine Deliss

Moderation: Ruth Buchanan

Today, curators need to be sensitive to the transformative disposition of museums and produce exercises in space and time that question every aspect of this venue’s historic, ideational and civic agency. Clémentine Deliss will speak about ways of repurposing museums for multidisciplinary, performative, decolonial, and democratic models of art practice, research, and education. Case studies will include her redesign of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, and subsequent development of the Metabolic Museum – University at KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin.

This event will take place as a video conference and held in English.

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Dr. Clémentine Deliss works across the borders of contemporary art, curatorial practice, and critical anthropology. She is associate curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Between 2010 – 2015, she directed the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt am Main. Her recent book The Metabolic Museum was published by Hatje Cantz in co – production with KW.

Ruth Buchanan is an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand who lives in Berlin. She works across exhibition making, writing, design, publishing, and teaching. Recent and ongoing projects include Heute nacht geträumt, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart; The scene in which I find myself / Or, where does my body belong, Govett – Brewster Art Gallery, Ngāmotu New Plymouth; Uneven Bodies (Reader) exploring collection politics; and, an online publication departing form the work of poet J. C. Sturm.


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