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Christine Kaiser

Curatorial Talk

11 December 2020 18:00 - 19:30
Online
Christine Kaiser
Research Methodology in Practice
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Research Methodology in Practice
Christine M. Kaiser discusses Research Methodology in Practice concerning her current PhD project on Art Spaces in Shenzhen, China. Her approach focuses on Situational Analysis by Adele Clarke and adaptations in daily practice. The research question “how” is in focus and the Lecture covers a theoretical embedding in the Scientific Shift of the ’70s (including Science and Technology Studies (STS), Cultural Studies and Feminist Epistemologies), as well as contemporary stories, out of the empirical reality of her ongoing research project of today’s Art Spaces of Shenzhen. Curatorial decisions are embedded in a more comprehensive discursive system, which a situational approach may reveal. This Lecture calls for a Curatorial approach, including decolonial practice, scrutinizing the found truth and critically engage with a system of diverse epistemologies.

Shortly after Christine Kaiser successfully concluded her CAS Degree at the Zürich University of the Arts in 2018, she is currently engaging in her PHD at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Her qualitative research focus on the contemporary art spaces of Shenzhen and their todays curatorial and artistic practices. Christine is a high profile project coordinator and exhibition manager on topics of contemporary art, urban mobility and architecture. She gained extraordinary experience by working in the most prestigious german art institutions Museum of Modern Art (Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a. Main, Germany) and Institute for Foreign Affairs (ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany). During that period as exhibition manager she was in charge of the award-winning German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2011, being previously involved in the 2007 and 2009 editions. As project coordinator and exhibition manager she was responsible for the internationally recognized architecture Award Exhibition (eg. Audi Urban Future Award 2012, Istanbul).