Beat Wyss

Conference: Contemporary Art Biennials – Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency

28 June 2020, 10.30 am

Discussion moderated by Domenico Ermanno Roberti

Beat Wyss is a Swiss art historian, professor ordinarius for art history and media theory at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany, and member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Domenico Ermanno Roberti is an independent curator based in Zurich. His research focuses on the links between perception of space and architecture of power, more recently on the notion of interface as an agent in the exhibition mechanism of the work of art. In addition to being part of Roehrs & Boetsch, the only gallery in Switzerland to devote its program entirely to the exploration of digitization and its effects for society, Roberti is the curator of the Rosengartentunnel Interface project space and a member of the curatorial collective baed. Recent projects include the performance Communio with Cesare Pietroiusti for the Choreographing the Public series and 28 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes, 12 Seconds, with Olga Generalova at the Mikro offspace in Zurich. He holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Curating from the University of the Arts of Zurich and a Master in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

The conference is organised by Prof Dr Dorothee Richter (Head of PhD in Practice in Curating, University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and Ronald Kolb, Scientific researcher PhD in Practice in Curating.) Respondents to the speakers are PhD Candidates of the PhD in Practice in Curating (University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and students of the MAS in Curating.

The online conference is supported by Goethe Institut Bucharest, The Suisse Arts Council ProHelvetia, and Zurich University of the Arts.