11:30 - 12:00
Awarding Ceremony - Premio Rotary Club Milano Brera per l’Arte Contemporanea e i Giovani Artisti
Laura Cherubini, Curator and Professor of Contemporary Art History, Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
Christian Marinotti, Publisher, Professor of Contemporary Art History, School of Architecture, Polytechnic of Milan and creator of the prize
Ludovico Pratesi, Art Critic and Curator
Andrea Viliani, General Director, MADRE – Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum, Naples
12:30 - 13:30
Skulptur Projekte Münster or What’s So Special About an Exhibition Taking Place on a Decennial Rhythm?
Kasper König, Artistic Director, Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017
Introduction: Ben Borthwick, Diana Campbell Betancourt
14:00 - 15:00
The Spectacle of the Useful: New Biennials of Design and Architecture
Design and architecture literally give shape to the spaces and labour of contemporary society. Traditionally represented through fairs and expos, what is the role of the increasing number of design and architecture biennials when it comes to discuss their strategies and impact? This talk explores recent examples of biennials of design and architecture and their relations with their host cities as well as their wider intersection with politics, environment and economy of work.
Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University
Angela Rui, Design Critic and Independent Curator, Rotterdam
Deyan Sudjic OBE, Director, The Design Museum, London
Mark Wigley, Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York
Moderator: Marco Sammicheli, Design Curator, Abitare
16:00 - 17:00
The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist – 14 Years Later
“The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist” was the title of Jens Hoffmann’s 2003 provocation made via e-flux to investigate artists’ relationship to curating. Artists were becoming increasingly involved in curating and that year Gabriel Orozco and Rirkrit Tiravanija served as co-curators of the Venice Biennale. It is now relatively common practice for artists to be invited to curate biennials and triennials, and not such a stretch to think that the next Documenta could be curated by an artist. Fourteen years later, Hoffmann and artists who have or are currently curating biennials revisit the ideas raised by this proposition.
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Artists, Berlin
Jens Hoffmann, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, The Jewish Museum, New York; Artistic Director of FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.
Christian Jankowski, Artist, Berlin
Moderator: Kate Sutton, Writer, Zagreb
17:30 - 18:30
Patronage and Production: Recurring Needs in Recurring Exhibitions
The invitation to be part of a biennial can be an exciting possibility for an artist. But even the most-high profile biennials do not always have production budgets, meaning artists can be caught between the will of the curator to produce a new work of ambitious scale, and the financial limitations of the artist. This is especially for artists who do not have a gallery willing to underwrite the production. This panel explores the various ways patrons are supporting artists make work for biennials, including an increase in art prizes to support production.
Lorenzo Fusi, Artistic Director, International Contemporary Art Prize, The Prince Pierre Foundation, Monaco
Giovanni Giuliani, Collector, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Beatrice Trussardi, President, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
Moderator: Florence Derieux, Curator of American Art, Centre Pompidou Foundation & Curator at Large, Centre Pompidou, Paris