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Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz

Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz is the curator of contemporary art and art historian in Dresden. She is artistic and managing director of the Kunsthaus Dresden, Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art in Dresden since 2003. Kunsthaus Dresden is a publicly funded art institute hosting exhibitions and educational projects dedicated to current trends and discourses in international contemporary art. As a curator, writer and art historian, Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz was head of numerous exhibitions of international contemporary art reaching from classical exhibitions to advanced interventions in the rural and urban space. Her curatorial approach states art as a medium of cultural discourse, encompassing vital issues in art, politics and culture. Recent exhibitions and exhibition series have focussed on art and the history of art education, as well as processes of history telling and commemoration in a global context and interrelations between art and media technologies. She initiated a number of conferences on art in public space, as well as art and education and launched numerous series of lectures and events in order to accompany and support the thematic focus of her exhibitions.

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What is Contemporary Curating? Views from the field

Curatorial Intensive workshop. Mumbai, India. December 2010. This public symposium is a day-long conversation on contemporary curatorial practices in India and abroad, produced in cojunction with the Mumbai Curatorial Intensive, developed and implemented by ICI in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai. What are the emerging forms of curating? Is it focused on […]

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