Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Curating the Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World – The Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World

29 November 2011
FAR – Villa Sucota

The fifteenth encounter of The Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World was a workshop dedicated to the most complex and controversial problem of the exhibiting practices of contemporary art, as it analyzed the history, role, and physiognomy of the curator. Fondazione Antonio Ratti invited nine among the most prestigious researchers, thinkers, and curators to discuss three specific aspects of the question in cause:

  1. the historicity of the figure of the curator: the origin and transformations of her/his role and function during the second half of the Twentieth century;
  2. the format of the exhibition, or better that of the exhibitions, as we need to
    think in the plural to cross the whole range that goes from the monographic
    to the thematic show, to the diverse manifestations of the international
    large exhibitions;
  3. the plurality of the institutions and the role of the curator within them, from the museum, where the problems of the permanent collection cross those of the exhibition practices; to the contemporary art centres, art galleries, and the periodical manifestations that spread on the shadow of the Venetian Biennale.


Marco De Michelis, Filipa Ramos
Keynote Speaker

Maria Lind
Watch on Vimeo Part I, Part II

The Canon

Teresa Gleadowe, Bruce Altshuler, Christian Rattemeyer
Watch on Vimeo Part III, Part IV, Part V

The Exhibition

Jens Hoffmann, Celine Condorelli, Raimundas Malašauskas
Watch on Vimeo Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII

The Institutions

Chus Martìnez, Dirk Snauwaert
Watch on Vimeo Part IX, Part X

Watch on Vimeo Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII

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