ART/TALK at Para/Site 4. Pre-view on documenta 12 by its curator, Ruth Noack

Ruth Noack, Schoellhammer

Sep 28, 2005

In addition to the round table in collaboration with Sabrina Fung on 'Re-positioning Hong Kong' taking place on Thursday, September 29, 2005, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong, in collaboration with Para/Site Art Space, has invited the curator of the upcoming documenta 12 in Kassel/ Germany, Ruth Noack, here in Hong Kong to present her concept.


Documenta is an exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany, and enjoys a reputation for providing the broadest overview of contemporary art worldwide. The last one was held in 2002 and the next one in 2007. The Artistic Director of documenta 12 will be Roger M. Buergel and we will have the chief curator Ruth Noack here in Hong Kong to make contacts with the local arts scene and to consider potential candidates for the documenta 12.


Ruth Noack, born 1964, art historian; two children. Studied art history, audio-visual media and feminist theorie in the USA, UK, Germany and Austria. From 1990, regular work as a lecturer and writer in the German-speaking countries. From 1992, exhibition organiser. From 1994, art critic for springerin, Camera Austria, Texte zur Kunst and others. From 2000, full-time teaching work (film theory) at Vienna University, the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and L?neburg University. From 2001, research project on the 'Construction of Childhood'. 2002-2003 president of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art) Austria. Exhibitions (selected): Things we don't understand, Generali Foundation, Vienna 2000 (with Roger M. Buergel) Organisational Form, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana 2002/3, Galerie der Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, and Kunstraum der Universitaet L?neburg, 2003 (with Roger M. Buergel), The Government, Kunstraum der Universitaet L?neburg, MACBA/Barcelona, Miami Art Central, Secession/Vienna, Witte de With/Rotterdam, 2003-2005 (with Roger M. Buergel).


Agenda for the round table:

A.  Ruth Noack, Curator of documenta 12: Our journey towards documenta 12

     Georg Schoellhammer, Concept for documenta 12 magazine: The documenta 12 magazine

B.  Questions and Answers


Presented by Goethe-Institut Hong Kong

Co-presented by Para/Site