Expert visitors 2019
An overview of Frame’s expert visitors in 2019
05–08 March 2019
In collaboration with Finsk-norsk Kulturinstitutt
Viktor Neumann is an art historian and curator. He has curated exhibitions and projects for institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Bildmuseet Umeå, Kunstmuseum Bonn, National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Yekaterinburg, The Kitchen in New York, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Gdańsk City Gallery. He was Curatorial Assistant for documenta 14 Public Programmes (2017), Assistant Curator for the 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012) and a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (2015–16).
He has held a number of international lectureships, including a periodical engagement at the Institute for Time-based Media at the University of Arts in Berlin since 2013. He has been a contributor for periodicals such as Flash Artmagazine and Starship Magazine. Together with Paul B. Preciado, he is the co-curator of The Parliament of Bodies, currently collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, and – in their position as Core Group members – with the Bergen Assembly 2019. He has been awarded the upcoming *Kurator stipend by the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur 2019–20. Viktor Neumann lives and works in Berlin.
19–23 February 2019
Binna Choi practices the curatorial in an expanded sense, by situating art in relation to practices of social change, and by working on art institutions as exemplary institutional sites. Since 2008, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in Utrecht has been Binna’s home base for this curatorial practice. There she has curated a number of long-term, collaborative/cross-disciplinary artistic research projects and programs, such as Grand Domestic Revolution, co-curated with Maiko Tanaka (2010–13), Composing the Commons (2013–16), and Site of Unlearning (Art Organizations), with Annette Krauss and the Casco team (2014–18). Currently she’s focusing on the several intersecting “study lines” – as called at Casco Art Institute – with art on the commons, including Unmapping Eurasia (co-curated with You Mi), Center for Ecological Unlearning (with the Outsiders), and Diverse Economies.
In conjunction with her position at Casco Art Institute, Binna teaches at the Dutch Art Institute masters program, and works for and with the trans-local network Arts Collaboratory. Besides, she worked as a curator for the 2016 Gwangju Biennale titled The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do) and, in that context, co-organized with Maria Lind the global forum and fellowship of experimental art organizations called All the Contributing Factors. Together with Yollótl Alvarado and Brigitta Isabella, she organized an experimental exhibition introducing Arts Collaboratory working principles at the Asia Culture Center, Gwangju. Other curatorial projects include, the annual curatorial seminar Cultivate or Revolutionize? Life Between Apartment and Farmland at Times Museum, in Guangzhou (2014, curated with Nikita Yingqian Cai) and summer school and exhibition Group Affinity at Kunstverein Munich (2011,with Bart van der Heide).