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Curator’s Perspective: Gabi Ngcobo


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Curator’s Perspective: Gabi Ngcobo
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7–8:30pm
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

136 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
FREE and open to the public


As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Gabi Ngcobo, curator of the upcoming 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, will speak about her curatorial concept and shaping the biennale. The Berlin Biennale will take place from June 9 to September 9, 2018, at various venues in Berlin.

The 10th Berlin Biennale is titled We don’t need another hero. It is a conversation with artists and contributors who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities. The public program for the Berlin Biennale, I’m not who you think I’m not, was already launched in July 2017, in collaboration with the independent educational initiative Each One Teach One (EOTO) e. V. in Berlin. For her Curator’s Perspective talk, Ngcobo willl speak about her curatorial vision for this iteration of the biennial.

 

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The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series featuring U.S. and international curators, and developed as a way for audiences in New York to connect with timely information about a wide variety of international perspectives on contemporary art today. The series sheds light on movements and models that are still in formation or have been overlooked. This year, speakers in the series will include curators based in Berlin, Cape Town, Louisville, and San Juan, addressing questions about art, culture, and the exhibitions in which they are most interested, as well as the artists and the socio-political contexts that are shaping curatorial practice now.


The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.

February 22, 2018

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
136 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

presenter

Gabi Ngcobo

Gabi Ngcobo is the curator of the upcoming 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Since the early 2000s, Ngcobo has been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial, and educational projects in South Africa and on an international scope. She is a founding member of the Johannesburg based collaborative platforms NGO – Nothing Gets Organised and Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR, 2010–14). NGO focusses on processes of self-organization that take place outside of predetermined structures, definitions, contexts, or forms. The CHR responded to the demands of the moment through an exploration of how historical legacies impact and resonate within contemporary art. Recently Ngcobo co-curated the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, 2016, which took place at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion in São Paulo, BR, and A Labour of Love, 2015, at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, DE. She has worked at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, SA, and at the Cape Africa Platform where she co-curated the Cape07 Biennale, 2007, Cape Town, SA. In the past she has collaborated with various institutions including Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES; Durban Art Gallery, SA; Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, SA; Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC), Johannesburg, SA; LUMA/Westbau, Pool, Zurich, CH; New Museum, Museum as Hub, New York, US; and Raw Material Company, Dakar, SN, among others. She has been teaching at the Wits School of Arts, University of Witswatersrand, SA since 2011. Her writings have been published in various catalogues, books, and journals.


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