Curatorial Lecture: Kasia Redzisz

Kasia Redzisz

Every academic year, S.M.A.K., Ghent University and Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatory School of Arts jointly organise the Curatorial Lectures series. Kasia Redzisz, director of KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels, gives a lecture on Thursday 1st of June, at 20:00.

In 2022-2023, the Curatorial Lecture series with the theme 'The Curated Institution' takes a broad look at the notion of curating as a form of institutional leadership. How can an institution be curated and what can curators do to change, adjust or rethink institutional structures from an artistic point of view?

Kasia Redzisz was previously Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool (since 2015), responsible for the programme of exhibitions and collection presentations as well as international collaborations. From 2010 to 2015, she worked at Tate Modern, where she curated many exhibitions. Between 2008 and 2015, she was director of Open Art Projects, an organisation dedicated to innovative art commissions. Her independent work includes many interdisciplinary projects, most recently the inaugural exhibition of Muzeum Susch (2019) and the fourth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial (2021). She is an author of books, editor of exhibition catalogues and contributor to magazines such as Frieze, Mousse and Tate Etc. Redzisz's curatorial practice reflects her commitment to equality and experimentation and to establishing transnational dialogues between artistic practices from different geographical areas.

The Curatorial Lectures is a joint initiative of S.M.A.K., Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatory School of Arts and Ghent University. Within the lecture programme, curators are invited to share certain aspects of their practice.

Previous editions of the Curatorial Lectures were organised around the themes 'Working with Artists' (2017-18), 'Learning from Artists' (2018-19), 'Working with Collections' (2019-20), 'Working with Space' (2020-21), and 'Curating at the Nexus of Change' (2021-22). Speakers included Cédric Fauq, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Simon Njami, Zoé Whitley, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Karen Archey, Cecilia Alemani, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Joanna Mytkowska, Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Penelope Curtis, Mathieu Copeland, Anthony Huberman, Jean-Hubert Martin, Chus Martínez, Gabi Ngcobo, Susanne Pfeffer, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Adam Szymczyk.

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