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Curator Conversation: Curatorship and art publishing

Bice Curiger, Jacqueline Burckhardt
November 28, Sunday

Hear one of the most influential voices of contemporary art today - Bice Curiger (director of the 54th Venice Biennale and co-founder of the publication Parkett) in conversation with Jacqueline Burckhardt (art historian, curator, editor and publisher of Parkett) as they share their unique insights into the world of art publishing and curating. Together, they will explore the role of the editor and curator, the relationship between art publishing and the art institution, and the importance of the art publication today.

Parkett magazine was founded in the early 1980s and directly collaborates with important international artists, it explores their work through essays written by leading writers and critics. Parkett has published more than 80 volumes, 180 monographs and over 1500 texts. It is read in over 40 countries and is one of the most comprehensive libraries on contemporary art in the world, it is often described as ‘the best publication on contemporary art’.

Free entry, highly limited places. Booking is essential, please e-mail with your full name and e-mail address, and quote the reference CURATOR.


Bice Curiger (b.1948) – Swiss Art historian, curator, author and editor. Bice Curiger is director of the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); editorial director of Tate etc.Tate Gallery, London (since 2004). Bice has been the curator of world famous Kunsthaus in Zurich since 1993, she has curated numerous exhibitions including Katharina Fritsch (2009); Sigmar Polke (2005); Georgia O’Keeffe (2003); Public Affairs (2002); Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Hirschhorn (all 1998-2001); Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Fragen & Blumen, Tate Modern, London (2007); Meret Oppenheim Museum Guggenheim, New York (1995/6); Doubletake, Collective Memory & Current Art, Hayward Gallery London and written and edited many accompanying catalogues and publications. Bice Curiger received the Heinrich Wölfflin Medaille - an award the City of Zurich bestows for merits in art criticism (2007).

Jacqueline Burckhardt - PhD in history of art and archeology, art critic and curator. Trained as a conservator at the Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome. Founder and co-editor of Parkett. Has curated many important exhibitions, including the touring exhibition Meret Oppenheim Beyond the Teacup which started at the Guggenheim, NY, and has authored numerous articles and books. Currently the Director of the Summer Academy, Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern.

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