HISK Open Lecture. Catherine de Zegher | Women's work is never done. Art and institutions
Presentation followed by a conversation with Laurence Rassel. Elena Sorokina, curator of the HISK, is inviting Catherine de Zegher for an open lecture on Tuesday 11 December 2018, 19.00.
Catherine de Zegher will talk through her curatorial, writing and institutional practice from a feminine perspective. She will share some of the projects she developed with among the most significant women artists from around the world: Bracha L. Ettinger, Ellen Gallagher, Gego, Monika Grzymala, Mona Hatoum, Anna Maria Maiolino, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Ranjani Shettar, Cecilia Vicuña, among others. And she will address how she directs her attention to the intimate and the relational, to the specific and distinctive project of each artist and what they share in common.
The talk will be followed by a conversation on how, and if this attention and perspective can be implemented in a cultural institution. Women's work is never done…
Catherine de Zegher is an international curator, and a modern and contemporary art critic and art historian. She is the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Gent (Belgium) (2013-2018) and member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. She was the Director of the Drawing Center in New York from 1999 to 2006, Artistic Director of the 2012 Sydney Biennale, and the 2013 Moscow Biennale. She was responsible for the Australian pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and the Belgian pavilion in 1997.
Laurence Rassel is currently Director of erg (école de recherche graphique – école supérieure des arts) in Brussels. From 2008 to 2015 she was Director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. From 1997 to 2008, she was member of Constant, a non-profit association and interdisciplinary arts-lab based and active in Brussels in the fields of art, media and technology.