Book release: C is for Curator
with Bice Curiger & Dora Imhof
17:30 – 18:30
The book C is for Curator. Bice Curiger — A Life in Art traces the career of Bice Curiger, the Foundation’s artistic director.
This biography by art historian Dora Imhof sheds light on the many activities of curator, editor and author Bice Curiger.
For the first time, all of Curiger’s exhibitions are documented and analysed in depth – from “Frauen sehen Frauen” (Zurich, 1975) to her current projects at the Vincent van Gogh Foundation in Arles, where she is artistic director, to the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Bice Curiger’s trajectory is placed in the context of the history of curating, the globalisation of the art world and the institutionalisation of contemporary art over the past four decades.
Statements by leading artists and fellow curators such as Katharina Fritsch, Massimiliano Gioni, Kathy Halbreich, Thomas Hirschhorn and Nicholas Serota provide a personal insight into Bice Curiger’s thinking and work.
Dora Imhof is an art historian and art critic. Since 2021 she has been a research associate at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. She has recently published Museum of the Future, The Private Museum of the Future and Museum of the Future Now What? (edited with Cristina Bechtler).