Christoph Schlingensief, Foreigners out - Please love Austria, 2000. Photo: Didi Sattmann.
Vienna-based independent curator Kathrin Rhomberg presents a lecture, “The Virtue of Unprofessionalism,” for the third Curator’s Perspective of 2012, co-presented with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Rhomberg’s lecture takes stock of the constantly increasing number of exhibitions realized at the highest imaginable standards, questioning if professionalism and standardization, while fit for the economic system, may not be the best possible structure for art.
The Curator’s Perspective: Kathrin Rhomberg has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; by support from the Austrian Cultural Forum; and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees, ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson, and ICI Partners and Patrons.
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Kathrin Rhomberg lives and works as an independent curator in Vienna, Austria. She is a co-curator of the ongoing project “Former West” and a corresponding member of Secession, Vienna. Her curatorial projects in 2011 included an exhibition on Christoph Schlingensief, Fear of the Core of Things, at the BAK, basis voor aktuele Kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands, and a show on Bauhaus in India 1922, Bauhaus Dessau. Previous projects (selection): 6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2010; Czech and Slovak Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale: Roman Ondák, Loop, Venice 2009; Ion Grigorescu, In the Body of the Victim 1969–2008, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2009; Sanja Iveković, (with Nataša Ilić), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 2007; Project Migration, Cologne 2002-2006 (with Marion von Osten); Manifesta 3 (with Francesco Bonami, Ole Bauman, Maria Hlavajova), Lubljana, 2000.