A few months ago, the independent art space Para Site in Honkong staged a conference "as a site of discussing the spectral contemporary condition of art, where different genealogies and vastly different realities of production are being brought together into a highly unified system and under a common language - those of contemporary art." (Cosmin Costinas) Tonight, Ruth Noack will re-perform her keynote address to this conference. On this basis, she would like to engage with the audience on a discussion of the points raised.
Ruth Noack trained as a visual artist and art historian, she has worked as author, art critic, university lecturer and exhibition maker since the 1990s.
Noack was curator of documenta 12 (Kassel, 2007). Other exhibitions include Scenes of a Theory (The Depot, Vienna, 1995), Things We Don’t Understand (Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2000), Organisational Forms (Kunstraum Universit.t Lüneburg; Škuc, Ljubljana; Hochschule für Graphik, Leipzig; 2002−3) and The Government (Witte de With, Rotterdam; MAC, Miami; Secession, Vienna; 2005). In 2012, she provided Garden of Learning (Busan Biennale) with its exhibition layout and curated Ines Doujak's first solo show in England, Not Dressed for Conquering – Ines Doujak’s Loomshuttles/Warpaths (RCA, London). Presently, she is working on Sleeping with a Vengeance − Dreaming of a Life (2015) and on Fragments and Compounds (Ethnological Museum, Berlin; Neue Galerie, Kassel; Johann Jacobs Museum, Zuerich. 2014)
2012-13, Noack headed the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art, London and acted as Research Leader for the EU-project MeLa - European Museums in an age of migrations. Recently, she published Sanja Ivekovic,: Triangle for Afterall Books and Agency, Ambivalence, Analysis. Approaching the Museum with Migration in Mind, for the Politecnico di Milano (both 2013).
19.10. 2013 18:00 "Welcome drink" with Ruth Noack
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2