Curator’s Talk: Regina Barunke “Institution building as a curatorial act”

from solo exhibition "ONE-self" by Danish artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen, 2014

Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS) will invite Regina Barunke, artistic director of the Temporary Gallery in Cologne, Germany, to talk about her curatorial practice. In the talk Barunke will give an insight in her curatorial practice while running a non-profit, informal and independent exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art practices and discourses. The activities of the Temporary Gallery center around inviting outstanding international as well as local artists, curators and researchers who wish to engage collaboratively in both the transformation and realization of their projects, and in the construction of the institution itself. While working with a small institutional structure, the talk will question and made consider institution-building as a curatorial act in itself.


Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 16:30-18:30
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Kyoto Art Center
Admission: Free
Language: English (with consecutive interpretation in Japanese)

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About Regina Barunke

photo: Lena Böhm, Cologne

Regina Barunke is an art historian, curator and artistic director of the Temporary Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art in Cologne since 2012. From 2004-2006 she was assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt. After working as a personal assistant for the German photographer Andreas Gursky she was project coordinator of the European Kunsthalle. Parallel, she was co-founder and curated numerous projects, such as the Cologne-based project space “Projects in Art & Theory” (with Lilian Haberer), the ongoing film series “Screening Room” or “Die Kunstproduzenten,” a non-profit initiative that questions artistic production in technical and digital media (including own productions and exhibits with institutional German and European cooperation partners). Since 2008 Regina Barunke is a member of the purchase committee “Junger Ankauf” of the Society for Contemporary Art at the Museum Ludwig, a member of the ArtsCouncil of the City of Cologne and she is lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Cologne.