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Design Talks Night: Michael Fehr

Michael Fehr's lecture Dump or Museum: Terminals in Industrialized Societies, reflects the role of the Museum in modern societies.

Place: Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Fossveien 24, Library
Introduction by: Karin Knott, Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture, at the Design department.

The lecture will include thoughts towards a general theory of museums as well as some examples of respective museum practice.

Michael Fehr, currently works as anindependent author, exhibition-maker and advisor to museums. Fehr has been Professor and Director of the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of Fine Arts from 2005-2014, and Director of the Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum of the City of Hagen, from 1987 to 2005. Prior to that he was assistant Professor at the University of Wuppertal (1981-1986), and Deputy Director of the Art Museum of the City of Bochum (1974-1981), where he initiated und organized from 1974-1981 Kemnade International, a cultural festival for foreign workers and their families. Supervised by Max Imdahl, he wrote his dissertation on early medieval art. Michael Fehr has curated numerous exhibitions on contemporary art, cultural history and city planning, lately Hauptsache Grau (on non-objective Painting) at the Mies van der Rohe-Haus Berlin (2013/14), Heroes – An Inventory at the National Art Museum of Ukraine (2014/15), and Neue Stoffe – New Stuff. Gestalten mit technischen Textilien at the Textile Museum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2017/18). Since 2003, he heads the board of the Werkbund-Archive – Museum der Dinge, Berlin.

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Design Talks Night

Foredragsrekken Design Talks Night arrangeres av avdeling Design ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo en tirsdag i måneden. Gratis inngang, åpent for alle. Foredragsrekken er støttet av Stiftelsen Fritt Ord.