Curator’s Talk: Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal
Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS) will invite Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, to Kyoto to talk about her curatorial practice.
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Kyoto Art Center
Number of seats: 40
Organized by: Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS)
Co-organized by: Kyoto Art Center
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About Dr Stephanie Rosenthal
Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney
Internationally acclaimed writer Dr Stephanie Rosenthal has held the position of Chief Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London since 2007. A key focus of her curatorial practice is the exploration of the relationship between visual art and performance.
Dr Rosenthal holds a PHD in Art History from the Universität in Köln and a MA from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich. Writing and lecturing extensively on the subjects of curating and performative practices in public institutions, Dr Rosenthal has also contributed numerous essays to books and periodicals on contemporary art and artists, including recent publications that accompanied major the retrospective exhibitions Ana Mendieta: Traces (2013) and Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer (2013). Notable exhibitions that Dr Rosenthal has curated at the Hayward Gallery include MIRRORCITY (2014); Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage (2012); Art of Change: New Directions from China (2012); MOVE: Choreographing You (2010); Walking in My Mind (2009); and Robin Rhode: Who Saw Who (2009).
During her previous tenure of more than a decade at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Dr Rosenthal worked as assistant curator and co-curator on several celebrated exhibitions such as Night (1998) and Objects in 20th Century Art (2000). Appointed to the position of Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art in 2000, Dr Rosenthal went on to deliver a series of significant exhibitions including Alan Kaprow – Art as Life (2006); Aernout Mik – Dispersions (2004); Abigail O’Brien – The Seven Sacraments (2003); and Stories. Narrative Structures in Contemporary Art (2002). She also curated the highly acclaimed exhibition Paul McCarthy. LaLa Land Parody Paradise which toured to the Whitechapel Gallery in 2005.
Dr Rosenthal has taken part in international advisory panels and participated in symposia on the subjects of modern and contemporary art since 1996. In recent times she was one of three curators coordinating Imperfect Idler or When Things Disappear, the national section of the inaugural International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indiasa, presented in Colombia from February to April of 2014.