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The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt


The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt


September 06 – September 10, 2011

Haus der Kulturen der Welt has invited 13 up-and-coming curators and one curatorial collective with two participants to share SYNAPSE—The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The first meeting of the newly created network will take place September 7 – 10, 2011 in the framework of the 8th Asia-Pacific Weeks. Moderated by international curators, scientists and other experts, the network meeting of SYNAPSE will focus on the interactions between science and art.

In interdisciplinary workshops, the SYNAPSE curators (selected through an open call by an international jury) together with the five winning curators of Meridian | Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health (September 7 – 17, 2011) will generate new project ideas. Among other questions, the workshop will address how scientific topics can be approached by curators. Visits to galleries, museums, and project and exhibition spaces will connect the SYNAPSE participants with the vibrant Berlin art scene.

Curating exhibitions that deal with artistic research, the interface of art and science or the presentation of artworks and scientific research findings, is a particular challenge in today’s exhibition practice. Since the Schering Stiftung focuses its activities on the dialogue between art and science and primarily supports exhibitions in this area, we wholeheartedly support the new curators’ network at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

September 6, 2011, 8 p.m.: opening talk
“El reencantamiento invisible/The unseen enchantment”
Osvaldo Sánchez, curator/Director of Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexiko City, in talk with Ariel Guzik, artist and alternative pracitioner, Mexiko City
(with simultaneous translation Spanish – English)
open to the Public, free entrance


Duration of the workshop: September 7 – 10, 2011

Elena Agudio, *Italy, lives in Bergamo, Italy / Berlin, Germany
Art Laboratory Berlin: Christian de Lutz, *US, and Regine Rapp, *Germany, live in Berlin
Luis Berrios-Negron, *San Juan de Puerto Rico, lives in Berlin, Germany
Wang Chun-Chi, *Taiwan, lives in Paris, France / Berlin, Germany
Hoi Ying Alvis Choi, *Hong Kong, lives in Hong Kong
Steven Matijcio, Toronto, *Canada, lives in Toronto, Canada
Gabriel Menotti Gonring, *Brazil, lives in London, United Kingdom
Gean Moreno, *US, lives in Miami, FL, US
Flora Lysen, *The Netherlands, lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, *Cameroon, lives in Berlin, Germany
Trine Friis Sorensen, *Denmark, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Richard Streitmatter-Tran, *Vietnam, lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Leon Tan, *Singapore, lives in Jonkoping, Sweden
Elena Yaichnikova, *Russia, lives in Moscow, Russia

Participants and winners of the open call Meridian | Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health:
Orlando Britto-Jinorio, *Canary Islands, lives in Santander, Spain
Manuela Lietti, *Italy, lives in Beijing, China
Keumhwa Kim, *Korea, lives in Berlin, Germany
Deeksha Nath, *India, lives in Delhi, India
Francesca Mila Nemni, *Boston, lives in Milan, Italy

Members of the international jury
Dr. Katja Blomberg (director, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin)
Yu Yeon Kim (independent curator, NYC and Seoul)
Osvaldo Sánchez (curator/director, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City)
Dr. Adele Tan (art historian and critic, Singapore)

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A project in the framework of the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2011 (September 6-17). The Asia-Pacific Weeks are supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.

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Conference — June 30 – July 04, 2015

Conducted under the artistic direction of Kirsten Einfeldt and Daniela Wolf the international curator's network SYNAPSE will held its workhsop in the context of the exhibition “Ape Culture.”

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