HISK, Auditorium, Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a, 9000, Gent
Tuesday 11 December 2018, 19:00
HISK OPEN LECTURE
Catherine de Zegher
Women's work is never done. Art and institutions.
Presentation followed by a conversation with Laurence Rassel.
The lecture is free but the number of places is limited, please RSVP at email@example.com before 10 December.
At the invitation of Elena Sorokina, the HISK curator, Catherine de Zegher will talk through her
curatorial, writing and institutional practice from a feminine
perspective. She will share some of the projects she developed with
among the most significant women artists from around the world: Bracha
L. Ettinger, Ellen Gallagher, Gego, Monika Grzymala, Mona Hatoum, Anna
Maria Maiolino, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Ranjani Shettar, Cecilia
Vicuña, among others. And she will address how she directs her attention
to the intimate and the relational, to the specific and distinctive
project of each artist and what they share in common. The talk will be
followed by a conversation on how, and if this attention and perspective
can be implemented in a cultural institution. Women's work is never
Women's work is never done – Catherine de Zegher
Catherine de Zegher is an international curator, and a modern and
contemporary art critic and art historian. She is member of the Royal Flemish
Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. She was the Director of
the Drawing Center in New York from 1999 to 2006, Artistic Director of
the 2012 Sydney Biennale, and the 2013 Moscow Biennale. She was
responsible for the Australian pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and
the Belgian pavilion in 1997.
Laurence Rassel is currently Director of erg (école de recherche
graphique – école supérieure des arts) in Brussels. From 2008 to 2015
she was Director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. From 1997 to
2008, she was member of Constant, a non-profit association and
interdisciplinary arts-lab based and active in Brussels in the fields of
art, media and technology.