Prestisjefull stilling til Maria Lind

Maria Lind, professor for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid ved Kunstakademiet, blir kurator ved Gwangju Biennalen 2016. Dette er Koreas fremste og mest innflytelsesrike utstilling for internasjonal kunst. Vi gratulerer!

Her fra begrunnelsen for hvorfor Maria Lind er tildelt denne prestisjetunge jobben:

“The Gwangju Biennale Foundation held the 143rd board of directors’ meeting and announced that the director of Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Maria Lind, was appointed as the artistic director for the 2016 Gwangju Biennale. Maria Lind will start carrying out duties as the artistic director of the Gwangju Biennale once the director agreement contract is completed.

The foundation explained that Maria Lind has been exploring the role of a mediator between art and society on the basis that breaks away from the existing system and sets her apart from the others. Thus, it was decided that she was the most appropriate candidate in addressing the challenges of Gwangju Biennale and setting out a new vision.

… Maria Lind has had a special relationship with the city of Gwangju. She participated in the International Workshop of Asian Culture Complex as a speaker in 2010 and served as an academic advisor of Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in 2013. Such experiences raise expectations that she will successfully harmonize the local culture and the global culture, which is a challenge for the Gwangju Biennale, but, ultimately, forming a discourse of a new era.”

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