Cultures of the Curatorial 3

Cultures of the Curatorial 3

Hospitality: Hosting Relations in Exhibitions

Edited by Beatrice von Bismarck and Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer

Distributed for Sternberg Press




A curatorial situation is always one of hospitality. It implies invitations to artists, artworks, curators, audiences, and institutions; people and objects are received, welcomed, and temporarily brought together. It offers resources for material and physical support while also responding to a need for recognition, respect, or attention. Finally, and very importantly, a curatorial situation operates in the space between an unconditional acceptance of the other and exclusions legitimized through various rules and regulations.

This publication analyzes, from the perspective of hospitality, the curatorial within the current sociopolitical context through key topics concerning immigration, conditions along borders, and accommodations for refugees. The contributions in this volume, by international curators, artists, critics, and theoreticians, deal with conditions of decontextualization and displacement, encounters between the local and the foreign, as well as the satisfaction of basic human needs. Hospitality: Hosting Relations in Exhibitions is the third volume in the Cultures of the Curatorial book series.

Copublished with Kulturen des Kuratorischen, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig

Contributors Beatrice von Bismarck, Nanne Buurman, Maja Ćirić, Alice Creischer, Andrea Fraser, Lorenzo Fusi, Wiebke Gronemeyer, Erik Hagoort, Anthony Huberman, Thomas Locher, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Dieter Roelstraete, Stefan Römer, Jörn Schafaff, Andreas Siekmann, Ruth Sonderegger


$26.00 T ISBN: 9783956790898 220 pp. | 5.5 in x 8.25 in 33 b&w illus.

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Beatrice von Bismarck

Beatrice von Bismarck is Professor of Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst) Leipzig, where she also teaches Visual Culture and Cultures of the Curatorial. In 2018 she was Philippe Jabre Visiting Professor of Art History and Curating at the American University of Beirut.

Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer

Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer is Professor of “Cultures of the Curatorial” at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) / Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. He co-runs the MA program Cultures of the Curatorial with Beatrice von Bismarck.