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Curator’s Perspective: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath


Installation shot from Mona Hatoum: Turbulence at Mathaf, Doha, 2014. Image Courtesy of Sueraya Shaheen.


Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
7–8:30pm

Hunter College MFA Campus
205 Hudson Street Gallery
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
FREE


As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath will present a talk titled Tea with Nefertiti.

For their Curator’s Perspective, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath will discuss the curatorial concept behind their traveling exhibition Tea with Nefertiti: the making of an artwork by the artist, the museum and the public. Through employing the Nefertiti bust as a metaphorical thread, and by employing Egypt as a case in point, Bardaouil and Fellrath illustrate how artworks become tools to construct images of a specific culture.

In their talk, the curators reference select juxtapositions of historic, modern and contemporary artworks from the exhibition to illustrate their critique of conventional museum and art-historical classifications. By interrogating the contested history of Egyptian museum collections, they shed light on how an artwork acquires different agencies when it travels through time and place.

Tea with Nefertiti was presented at Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha (2012), IMA - Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (2013), IVAM - Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in Valencia (2013) and SMÄK – State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich (2014). Consequently, Bardaouil and Fellrath discuss the significance of drawing from the permanent collections of each of these four museums to adapt the exhibition to largely different cultural contexts and audiences.


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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. These talks provide ICI the opportunity to assemble documentation on and disseminate information about a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. In 2015, audiences will hear perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in Chicago, Hong Kong, Munich, and Manila. Practitioners 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.

June 2, 2015

Hunter College MFA Campus
205 Hudson Street Gallery
(entrance on Canal between Hudson and Greenwich)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

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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.


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