Image: Masimba Sasa.
Curator’s Perspective: Gabi Ngcobo
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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.
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.