Ute Meta Bauer.
Kuratorische Praxis.
Interviews und Gespräche


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Edited by Marius Babias

228 pages, with color illustrations, soft cover, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2012, ISBN 978-3-86560-892-5
In German language only


The present volume is a collection of conversations and interviews from 1991 to 2011 by and with Ute Meta Bauer, gathered from more than 25 years of practice as an artist, professor and head of international art institutions. Following such guiding themes as “display,” “institution,” “art education,” “feminism,” and “curatorial practice,” Bauer’s career is reflected from being the artistic director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (1990-1994) as far as becoming Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the Royal College of Art, London (as from autumn 2012). Most recently, she has been professor and director of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology at the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (Cambridge, USA). As an independent curator Ute Meta Bauer works at the interfaces of contemporary art, film, video and sound. She was co-curator of Documenta11 in Kassel (2002) and artistic director of the 3rd Berlin Bienniale for Contemporary Art (2004) and curated among others the Mobile_Transborder Archive within the project InSite05 in Tijuana/San Diego (2005).

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.