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Conférence: "The Unlikely Museum of Martin Kippenberger par Katerina Gregos

28 05 2009 00:00 01:00

The lecture will focus on one of Kippenberger's less known but perhaps most important conceptual projects: MOMAS: The Museum of Modern Art, on the island of Syros, Greece.

Conférence The Unlikely Museum of Martin Kippenberger par Katerina Gregos

A museum without walls, which appropriated the incomplete building of an unfinished slaugtherhouse, it had no budget, no collection, hardly any resources except Kippenberger as its founder, curator, director, and producer. During its short duration (1993-96), MOMAS hosted a number of unexpected projects by well-known artists, all friends of Kippenberger, raising key issues about the function and role of the museum, as well as that of the artist. The lecture will focus on the function, meaning and symbolic value of this 'unlikely museum', and relate it to some of Kippenberger's other conceptual and socially oriented projects.

Katerina Gregos is a curator and writer based in Brussels. She is currently curator of Contour - the 4th Biennial of Moving Image, in Mechelen (BE). Previously she was artistic director of Argos, Brussels (2006 and 2007) and director of the Deste Foundation, Athens (1997-2003). As an indepdendent curator (2003-2005) she has curated a number of shows internationally including the E V+ A Biennial, Limerick, Ireland (2006), Leaps of Faith: An International Arts Project for the Green Line and City of Nicosia, Cyprus (2005), Channel Zero, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2004). Katerina Gregos has authored numerous artists' catalogues and is a regular contributor to Flash Art and Contemporary, among others.

Lecture presented in the context of the event My atelier is everywhere, my atelier is nowhere: an intense week of workshops and lectures organized by the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel for its students and the public.