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Curator’s Perspective: Chus Martínez


Chus Martínez
Saturday, February 15, 2014
3–4:30pm
LAXART
2640 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Chus Martínez (Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel) speaks at LAXART in the touring Curator’s Perspective––a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators to share their research and experiences. Martínez will talk about what she’s most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now.

This event is part of a touring conversation series with Chus Martínez, organized as part of ICI’s programming initiatives that provide a platform for innovative international practitioners to connect directly with audiences across North America. The program is organized in collaboration with LAXART, with support from LACMA, and is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

     


Past Events:

Friday, October 19, 2012, 4pm
Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
1608 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Closed-door session

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 7pm
The Segal Theater, The Graduate Center
CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. Through these talks, ICI has begun to assemble documents and disseminate a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. Since its inception in 2009, audiences have heard perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition making from curators based in cities such as Stockholm, Guatemala City, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Kassel, to name just a few. This year, curators from around the world will talk about what they’re most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now.

The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.

February 15, 2014

2640 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

presenter

Chus Martínez

Born in Spain, Chus Martínez has a background in philosophy and art history. Currently she is the Head of the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland. Before she was the Chief Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and dOCUMENTA (13) Head of Department and Member of Core Agent Group. Previously she was Chief Curator at MACBA, Barcelona (2008–11), Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2005–08), and Artistic Director of Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2002–05). For the 51st Biennale di Venezia (2005), Martínez curated the National Pavilion of Cyprus, and in 2008 she served as a Curatorial Advisor for the Carnegie International and in 2010 for the 29th Bienal de São Paulo. During her tenure as Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein she curated solo exhibitions of Wilhelm Sasnal among others; and a series of group exhibitions including Pensée Sauvage and The Great Game To Come. She was also the founder of the Deutsche Börse Residency Program for international artists, art writers, and curators.

While at MACBA Martínez curated the Thomas Bayrle retrospective, an Otolith Group monographic show, and an exhibition devoted to television, Are you ready for TV? In 2008, Martínez was the curator of the Deimantas Narkevicius retrospective exhibition, The Unanimous Life, at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, which traveled to major European museums. Martínez lectures and writes regularly including numerous catalogue texts and critical essays, and is a regular contributor to Artforum among other international art journals.


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