corinne diserens at ACT’s Lecture Series – April 25, 2016

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ACT is pleased to host the Director of ERG in Brussels and curator of the 10th Taipei Biennial Corinne Diserens on Monday, April 25 as part of the program’s Lecture Series. The ACT Spring 2016 Lecture Series, Curation: Agencies + Urgencies, brings together a cast of influential curators, critics, and educators operating across institutional boundaries and political scales to address the contexts and forces shaping the practice of curation today.

In her talk, Historical Resonances, Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Diserens aims to discuss the exhibition as medium by examining some exhibitions she organized as well as her process in relation to the 2016 Taipei Biennial.

The exhibition as medium is interesting to look at through the lens of artists whose works defy art history – artists that Diserens organized exhibitions and retrospectives of like Dieter Roth, Lygia Clark and Marcel Broodthaers. By inspecting and discussing the “inherent resistance embodied in their oeuvres”, the act of exhibiting works that are almost not made to be exhibited, or works that defy normative exhibition crafting, the role of the curator inherits the role of the translator within the transmission and reception of the exhibition medium.

Below is a video from Diserns’s  talk at the American University of Beirut last year. See you Monday! 

The talk will take place on Monday, April 25 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the ACT Cube, E15-001. 

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