The Visitor Talks : Philippe Pirotte

October 5, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard

Philippe Pirotte is an art historian, curator, and writer. Currently he is Dean of the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts, and Director of Portikus, a leading center for contemporary art in Germany and beyond. At Portikus he organized exhibitions with Ade Darmawan, Otobong Nkanga, and Lucy Raven, amongst others. Philippe Pirotte was the Founding Director of the contemporary art center objectif_exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium. From 2005 to 2011, he was Director of the internationally renowned Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland where he organized solo exhibitions by artists such as Santu Mofokeng, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Owen Land, Oscar Tuazon, Jutta Koether, Allan Kaprow, and Corey McCorkle. From 2004 – 2014, Pirotte has held the position of Senior Advisor of the Rijksakademie for Visual Arts in Amsterdam, and in 2012 he became Adjunct Senior Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive where he curated the first retrospective of acclaimed Chinese film artist Yang Fudong.

This talk is given as part of the lecture series The Visitor Talks : Plus One


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