Doing Body Politics - Uses of performative and aesthetic strategies in curatorial practices (WT)
Curatorial practice is realized primarily in three ways: through language, programmatically, and spatially. The exhibition as a manifestation of curatorial work, as a complex of content conception and organization, is usually studied in terms of its visibility and thus in relation to the exhibited artworks and their encounter. By way of example, three curatorial positions will be examined that exhibit an explicit relationship to aesthetic practices, more specifically to poetry/fiction (linguistic, text-based), choreography/installation (spatial), and performance (programmatic).
Through this shift from a contextualizing, preserving to a "performative" practice (as I would like to call it for now), those structures through which meaning, and knowledge are to be produced in exhibitions and their contexts are critically questioned. The focus of the analysis is the changed addressing of the body. The discourse on the aesthetic experience of the receiving subjects is thus expanded, according to my thesis, to include the question of the body politics in which both the receiving and the represented, thematized, performed bodies are or were involved. This raises the question of whether the newly generated forms of experience are oriented toward a subjective individual experience or rather toward a communal, collective experience of a (to use Rebentisch's term) constantly reconstituting we.
Hanne König is a researcher and curator working on exhibitions, publications and in teaching. Her endeavors focus on feminism as a social impact as well as collective, collaborative and transdisciplinary working processes. Since 2017 she is an academic Associate in the Scenography and Exhibition Design department at Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design. In 2020 she received a scholarship from the DFG-Research Training Group 2477 – Aesthetic Practice, where she is currently researching on the relation and dependencies between Curating and Aesthetic Practices like fiction, dance, choreography and performance.
|since 04 / 2017||Artistic, academic associate in the Scenography and Exhibition Design department at Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design|
KAROLINA SOBEL: If you are ok, I'm ok
I hope you will consider what I arrange, but be skeptical of it
Fake It Till You Make It
WOMEN AT THE GATES
... but everybody calls me fiction! Feminist tales of the future.
Performative lecture, text collage for and with Carlos Gutierrez, Nina Laaf, Raphale Nagel and Pola Sperber
"Vom Mann der in den Weltraum flog"
Lockerungsübungen - ein Symposium für Wolfgang Ulrich
|since 2018||for Schroeder Rauch (www.schroederrauch.com)|
|09/2018||Ekstase, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart|
ZEITHAUS Autostadt Wolfsburg
Press at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
|2011 - 2014|| |
Tutor at Scenography and Exhibition Design department at Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design
|09/2012||Summer School "Kritische Szenografie - Die Kunstaustellung im 21. Jahrhundert." |
at Kunsthochschule Kassel
Art Research, Exhibition Design & Curatorial Practice, Philosphy & Aesthetics at Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design
Art History, Comparative Literature and Roman Philologies at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
Office, Vectorworks, Indesign, Photoshop (basics)