Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen,  Düsseldorf
7 November 2019


The Curatorial Unknown is a series of monthly meetings dedicated to curatorial practice initiated by Temporary Gallery. Centre for Contemporary Art in Cologne and prepared in collaboration with a group of curators and institutions from Cologne and the region. The meetings are open to everyone interested in curating.


Place: Kunstvereins für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

During the next meeting the director of Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Eva Birkenstock, will discuss the Düsseldorf part of the tripartite show „Maskulinitäten. Eine Kooperation von Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischem Kunstverein und Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf“. She will give us insights into the making of this collaborative exhibition-, event- and publication project, and unfold some of the curatorial decisions that were important to her while thinking about the possibilities of curating a feminist show about masculinities in Dusseldorf. In preparation of the meeting she suggests to read one oft he following texts:

HELEN MOLESWORTH, “How To Install Art as a Feminist,” in: `Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art´, eds. Cornelia Butler and Alexandra Schwartz, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010, pp. 498-513, S. 499.

JOCHIMSEN, MARGARETHE / MAGERS, PHILOMENE,„Ein Unerschöpfliches Thema“, in dies: `Typisch Frau´, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn 1981, S. 8.

HELENE CIXOUS, „Nancy Speros Dissidente Texte“, in: Dies. ‚Schriften zur Kunst 1’,  Berlin 2018.

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