Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Jackman Hall
February 29, 2016
Free; reservations required
Recently selected as a curator of documenta 14, Monika Szewczyk discusses her involvement with one of contemporary art’s most important exhibitions. Documenta 14: Learning from Athens (working title) takes place in Athens from April 8 to July 16 and in Kassel from June 10 to September 17, 2017.
Moderated by Fogo Island Arts Strategic Advisor Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Monika Szewczyk organizes exhibitions, writes, edits and teaches – most often in partnership with institutions of art and higher learning. Before joining the curatorial team of documenta 14 in January 2015, she was the Visual Arts Program Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago (2012-2014). Previously she was Head of Publications at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (2008–2011) and Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2004–2007). Throughout, she has taught at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver (2002-2007), Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (2008-2012), Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2011), and the University of Chicago (2012-2014). Szewczyk has (co-) authored texts for numerous catalogues and journals such as Afterall, A Prior, F.R. David, Mousse, e-flux journal online and The Exhibitionist and edited volumes ranging from artist’s books, through monographs to readers. Beginning with her art history masters thesis on Vito Acconci’s ‘home made epic’, The Red Tapes; through published texts such as ‘art of conversation’ for e-flux journal; to close collaboration with artists and institutions her work continues to draw great inspiration from aural/oral technologies/traditions and what may be called borderline aesthetics. Szewczyk is a member of Fogo Island Arts’ Board of Directors.
Admission is limited. To obtain a free ticket please register online