Sep 28 2022

Book Launch | C is for Curator with Bice Curiger and Dora Imhof

Wed | 6:30PM

C is for Curator Cover Bice Curiger Dora Imhof

Please join us for the launch of C is for Curator. Bice Curiger – A Life in Art. Written by the art historian Dora Imhof, C is for Curator illuminates the manifold activities of the curator, editor, and writer Bice Curiger. The book documents and analyzes in depth the founding and development of the art magazine Parkett and the breadth of Curiger’s exhibitions —from her groundbreaking 1975 exhibition Frauen sehen Frauen (Women Seeing Women) to the 2011 Venice Biennale to her current projects at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles. Curiger’s trajectory is contextualized within the history of curating, the globalization of the art world, and the institutionalization of contemporary art over the last four decades.  During the reception and signing, there will be a brief Q&A with Curiger, Imhof and SI Director Stefanie Hessler.

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Bice Curiger is the artistic director of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, France. Previously she cofounded the art magazine Parkett in 1984 and was curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland. In 2011 she was the director of the 54th Venice Biennale.

Dora Imhof is an art historian. She is currently a research associate in the SNSF project “Conflict and Cooperation. Episteme and Methods Between Art History, Art and Ethnology in the Performative Pictorial Practices of Vodun” at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.