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Anne Berk, Curator (The Netherlands)

Anne Berk, Curator (The Netherlands)

Anne is a respected Dutch art critic, writer, curator and art educator. She is trained in sculpture and art history. She likes to share her enthusiasm and knowledge for the arts with the public in talks, dialogues about art, written texts and exhibitions.
She has contributed to art magazines and newspapers such as Kunstbeeld and Het Financieele Dagblad. She is the author of more than a thousand articles, a number of monographs and books.

Saskia Wijne, Art Historian (The Netherlands)

Saskia Wijne, Art Historian (The Netherlands)

Saskia is an art historian specialized in contemporary art who likes to share her passion for art with other people. She is convinced that art is an enrichment of life that opens you up and helps you to understand life better.
She has been working for over twenty years in the field of the arts in a practical and a theoretical way. The last twelve years she has been working for a well-known gallery in Amsterdam where she promoted artists and was in charge of the exhibitions.

Judith Collins, Art Historian (UK)

Judith Collins, Art Historian (UK)

Judith is an international authority on sculpture, who studied at Edinburgh University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She worked with the Art Council and the Hayward Gallery before becoming Senior Curator at the Tate, London. In addition, she is the author of a wide range of books specialized on sculpture and she is sculpture network member of the Board since 2014.

Hartmut Stielow, Sculptor (Germany)

Hartmut Stielow, Sculptor (Germany)

Harmut is a renowned sculptor living near Hannover. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and was master scholar under Bernhard Heiliger and co-founder of ODIOUS. In addition to his work as a freelance  sculptor, he has been the technical director of the Bad Homburger Sculpture Exhibition "Blickachsen" for many years, he is curator of the exhibition "Neue Kunst in Altengärten" and in the curatorial office of various sculpture parks. In 2004, he founded sculpture network together with Ralf Kirberg and has been a member of the Board since then.

29 June - 2 July 2017

It was a fantastic art trip to the two biggest art events of 2017, documenta14 and Skulptur Projekte 2017. 48 participants from nine different countries had the possibility to experience these two exhibitions under expert guidance with their group of artists, curators and art lovers. This gave the visitors an exclusive and very personal view on the works presented. Professional exchange, stimulating discussion, inspiring lectures and guided tours by and with curators and artists, as well as unpretentious and well-founded access to contemporary art were part of the program!

Program details

Day 1 – Thu, 29.06. Introduction, meet & greet (Kassel)

Photograph: Christine Chilcott
Day 1 – Thu, 29.06.    Introduction, meet & greet (Kassel)

The program began with a meet and greet to break the ice between the participants in the hall of the hotel. After getting to know each other we had all together a first dinner.

The Dutch curator Anne Berk gave after dinner a short introduction about documenta14: The participants got a first impression of the participating artists and the history of the biggest contemporary art exhibition of the world.

Day 2 – Fr, 30.06 Visit to documenta14 (Kassel)

Olaf Kosinsky, dOCUMENTA(13)
Day 2 – Fr, 30.06     Visit to documenta14 (Kassel)

In the morning the participants joined a 3-hour curator led tour of the exhibition with Anne Berk and Saskia Wijne. The visitors got divided in small groups and got exciting insights into the exhibition, the presented artists and their works. The small groups gave us a good opportunity to have an interactive exchange.

The participants could use the afternoon for an individual visit to the documenta14.

The day ended with a collective dinner and an interview with Judith Collins, former chief curator of the Tate Modern London and sculpture network board member.

Day 3 – Sa, 1.07. Visit to documenta14 (Kassel)

Also this morning the participants got divided in small groups and joined a 3-hour curator led tour of the exhibition with Anne Berk and Saskia Wijne.

The afternoon was free to give the participants the opportunity to visit the documenta14 individually.
               
In the evening the tour group had to get ready and leave the hotel - Münster was next up on the agenda. After the arrival at our hotel in the style of a Westphalian manor house we had dinner all together.

Day 4 – Son, 2.07. Visit to Skulptur Projekte 2017 (Münster)

Day 4 – Son, 2.07.    Visit to Skulptur Projekte 2017 (Münster)

In the morning and afternoon there were guided tours in small groups by bike and on foot. These tours were accompanied by local experts, Hartmut Stielow, renowned sculptor and co-founder of sculpture network and Judith Collins, former chief curator of the Tate Modern London and sculpture network board member.

In the Evening the journey led us back to Kassel.

Venues

The documenta14 was the fourteenth edition of the art exhibition documenta and took place in 2017 in both Kassel, Germany, it's traditional home, and in Athens, Greece. It was held first in Athens from 8 April until16 July, and in Kassel from 10 June until 17 September 2017. As part of the concept of the artistic director Adam Szymczyk the exhibition was held in both countries. The artists should work with and on both locations. The working title of the documenta14 was "Learning from Athens".

The international exhibition format, realized in the generous ten-year rhythm, is an important stimulus for art in public spaces. Four decades after the initiators Klaus Bußmann and Kasper König shocked the Münsterans for the first time with provocative sculptures in the city in 1977, each edition of the exhibition has attracted hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts from around the world who travel there to experience the exhibition.

Around 30 artists developed new projects for Münster and beyond in close exchange with the artistic director Kasper König and the two curators Britta Peters and Marianne Wagner. The current edition included themes such as our present global situation, as well as reflections on contemporary concepts of sculpture and an investigation into the basic attributes of the term public.

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