Saturday, November 20, 2010

The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world

 (Green Grotto)
Just came back from Como and the Ratti Foundation, where director Marco de Michelis has been running the "Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World" series of talks, presentations and discussions.

Saturday, 23 October 2010, from 5 to 8pm
I. The centres for contemporary art and the European cities

Keynote Speaker: Nikolaus Hirsch (Städelschule/Portikus, Frankfurt)
Marta Kuzma (Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo)
Philippe Pirotte (Kunsthalle Bern)
Beatrix Ruf (Kunsthalle Zürich)
Angela Vettese (Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia)
Coordinator: Filipa Ramos
Tuesday, 16 November 2010, from 5 to 8pm
II. Art Spaces

Keynote Speaker: Dieter Bogner (Wien)
Andreas Angelidakis (Athens)
Paul Robbrecht, Hilda Daem (Robbrecht en Daem, Gent)
Simona Malvezzi, Wilfried Kuehn (KUEHN MALVEZZI, Berlin)
Frank Boehm (Milano)
Adolf Krischanitz (Wien)
Coordinator: Francesco Garutti
(secret passage to lake)
 Dieter Bogner spoke about Frederick Kiesler's exhibition design, 
and Sanaa's transparent museums

(another lake, far away)
I talked about leaning walls and selling furniture, showing scemes for the 2nd Athens Biennial, MUSAC, Hangar Bicocca and the Pavilion for Postcontemporary Curating

 (another passage, to the street)
Paul Robbrect spoke about the white wagon-like spaces for Documenta IX 
and the Whitechapel extension
 (white lamp)
Wilfred Kuehn and Simon Malvezzi spoke about their spaces for Documenta 11
as well as the extension at Hamburger Banhof

 (clay X)

and Frank Boehm spoke about gallery spaces that offer unexpected options to artists,
as well as curating and it's relation to architecture

(the lake)

Saturday, 27 November 2010, 6pm
III. The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world 1.

Marco De Michelis interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist

Friday, 17 December 2010, 6pm
IV. P.S.1 and beyond
Alanna Heiss (AIR Air International Radio, NYC)
Coordinator: Paola Nicolin

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, from 5 to 8pm
V. An Ecology of art (in collaboration with Università Bocconi, Milano)

Keynote Speaker: Stefano Baia Curioni (Università Bocconi)
Walter Santagata (Università di Torino)
Pierluigi Sacco (IULM, Milano)
Guido Guerzoni (Università Bocconi)
Angela Vettese (IUAV, Venezia)
Alberto Abruzzese (IULM, Milano)
Coordinator: Luca Martinazzoli

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Villa Sucota, Via per Cernobbio, 19
22100 Como - Italy
Info: +39031233211

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