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Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath are the co-founders of Art Reoriented, a multidisciplinary curatorial platform based in Munich and New York. Integral to Bardaouil and Fellrath’s practice is the critique of conventional art-historical classifications and the interrogation of traditional mechanisms by which contemporary art is understood. Through their work, they excavate art-historical materials, with specific interest in multiple modernities, for the purpose of questioning the way artists and artworks have been appropriated by diverse modes of representation. Some of their recent museum exhibitions include Mona Hatoum: Turbulence at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha (2014), and Songs of Loss and Songs of Love: Oum Kulthoum and Lee Nan-Young at the Gwangju Museum of Art in South Korea (2014). In 2013, Bardaouil and Fellrath were the curators of the Lebanese Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, and of the comprehensive retrospective Paul Guiragossian: The Human Condition at the Beirut Exhibition Center. They also curated Mathaf’s inaugural contemporary art exhibition Told Untold Retold (2010–2011) and the critically acclaimed international traveling exhibition Tea with Nefertiti (2012–2014). Bardaouil and Fellrath have held teaching positions at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, the London School of Economics, the Singapore Institute of Management, and the American University of Beirut among other institutions. Their academic research projects include collaborations with numerous institutions such as the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. They have authored and contributed to numerous publications such as Overcoming the Modern: Dansaekhwa-The Korean Monochrome Movement, Iran Inside Out, ItaliaArabia, and their recent book Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring: Conversations with Artists from the Arab World.
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath will present on their recent exhibitions.read more »