Daniel Kurjaković

Curatorial Talk: The Road-Movie of Curating

Friday, 23 March 2018, 6pm
ZHdK, Room 6.K04

This talk will test curatorial work as an on-going movement between various media, sites, contexts and forms of articulation. From audio-phonic projects to manifestations in the semi-public sphere, from source materials to de-colonializing cartographies, from socio-historic tropes to trans-local explorations – these are some stations of a curatorial trajectory mimicking as road-movie. The stations function both as ways of exploring the world and to get lost in it.

Daniel Kurjaković is presently the Curator of Programs at Kunstmuseum Basel. As an art historian and researcher he has curated numerous exhibitions and collaborative projects on sculpture, installation, sound, or performance. 2016 he conceived the inter-institutional cooperation platform DeNeutralize with the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, the Chair for History of Modern World/ETH and the Zurich University of the Arts, publishing The Air Will Not Deny You: A Different Take on Globalism in Zurich in 2016. In 2013 he founded Torrent, a yearly magazine for source materials by artists. Between 2008 and 2014 he was the curator and head of programs at Burger Collection (Hong Kong), where he conceived the transcultural exhibition and research project Quadrilogy with stations in various global regions. Between 2003 and 2008 he realized exhibitions and projects in the public sphere as curator of Kunsthof Zurich at the Zurich University of Arts where he co-directed the Department of Visual Arts between 2003 and 2005. He was also the co-director of Memory/Cage Editions from 1995 to 2001, a publishing company for contemporary art and literature. His essays and art criticism have appeared in international exhibition catalogs, journals and art magazines such as in Art Asia Pacific, Les Cahiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne(CMNAM)/Centre Pompidou, Yishu Magazine, Art21, Kunst-Bulletin, Flash Art International, Théâtre Public, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Parkett Magazine, Journal of the Philosophy of Art, Magazin 31 – Institut für Theorie der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and others.

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