Context: Art & Exhibiting 

Nummer und TypBFA-BFA-Ko.22F.006 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungLaura Bechter, Gabrielle Schaad, Elsa Himmer
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 14
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
ZielgruppenBA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange students
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • Understanding of curatorial issues in dealing with works of contemporary art / Expanding awareness of relationships and dynamics in the art field.
  • Basic knowledge of the history of curating
  • Activation and conservation of contemporary art by living and deceased artists.
InhalteThis module introduces students to the history of curating, on the one hand, to the social tasks of and the responsibility towards art and artists on the part of private collections on the other. With loans from the Ursula Hauser Collection the students, Laura Bechter, and the curators of the exhibition space NEST (Gabrielle Schaad & Elsa Himmer) will set up an exhibition that will open during the module week. In the process, small groups will take responsibility for each step of the work relevant in the exhibition context. To this end, we will first work our way into an extensive installation work from the collection and understand its art historical contexts and significance.

Laura Bechter (*1975) is an art historian (M.A.) and the curator of the Ursula Hauser Collection and in charge of other international art collections. She lives and works in Zurich.

Gabrielle Schaad (*1982) is an art historian (PhD), freelance art critic and research associate in the BA Fine Arts at the ZHdK. Her research concerns representational criticism, transcultural movements and performative practices between art, architecture and technology. She has taught theory of architecture at the ETH Zurich and the Technical University Munich and worked as curatorial assistant at Art Museum Lucerne and Kunsthaus Zurich.

Elsa Himmer (*1992) is an art historian and curator with a research focus on contemporary and medieval art. Since spring 2020 she works as teaching assistant at the ZHdK. Previously she was an assistant curator at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, she is currently studying art history and visual theory at the University of Basel.
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 09:15 - 17:00 o'clock

CW 14: 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 April


Online meeting (via Zoom):

CW 10: 07 March, 18:00 - 19:30 o'clock
CW 12: 21 March, 18:00 - 19:30 o'clock
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