TALK Series: Barbara Vanderlinden
The first guest of the year 2018 in the TALK Series is curator Barbara Vanderlinden. Entitled The Communication Centre and Anti-Gallery Behind the Museum, Vanderlinden’s talk will be in English.
Barbara Vanderlinden is an independent curator and professor of exhibition studies. She most recently held the position of Professor of Exhibition Studies with particular responsibilities for the founding of the Exhibition Laboratory at the University of the arts in Helsinki. She is the author of, among others, The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005 and was Visiting Professor, Exhibition and Museum Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco.
Founder and artistic director of the inaugural Brussels Biennial (Brussels, 2008.) Co-curator of the second edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial for Contemporary Art in Luxembourg City (1998), Generation Zat P.S.1. Long Island, N.Y. and the Taipei Biennial 2004, entitled Do You Believe in Reality?. She was the founder and artistic director (1996-2006) of the Brussels based contemporary art project Roomade, Office of Contemporary Art, with which she initiated numerous art projects and institutional collaborations in the 1990s and 2000s such as Laboratorium (Antwerp, 1999), On the desperate and long-neglected need for small events (Brussels, Manahatten Tower, 1996), Indiscipline (Brussels, 2000), Carsten Höller: The Boudewijn Experiment, and Matt Mullican Under Hypnosis (Brussels, 1996-97).
The TALK Series is a collaborative project between the Icelandic Art Center, Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Reykjavík Art Museum.
Since the year 2012 artists, thinkers and curators have been invited to Iceland to teach, talk and get to know the local art scene.
Free with admission.