Transcultural Exchanges/Experimental Practices: Conceptual Art Networks, 1960s–today
The formation of international networks of artists, critics, curators, dealers and scholars is a defining aspect of the history of art since the 1960s. Exhibitions, museum collections, publications and special projects have served as platforms for collaboration and transcultural exchange.
Introduced by Maisa Al Qassimi, Senior Project Manager, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, this conversation among Valerie Hillings, Ph.D., Curator and Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection artist Mohammed Kazem, and Dorothea van der Koelen, Ph.D., art historian, curator, publisher and founder of the van der Koelen Foundation for Arts and Science, will explore how artists and curators of different generations and from diverse countries of origin have learned from and worked together with one another to advance conceptual art practices. Works in the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection by artists associated with the German artist group ZERO (1957–66) and the circle of artists that emerged in the UAE in the 1980s around Hassan Sharif including Kazem will provide a framework for this programme.
Image courtesy Galerie Dorothea Van Der Koelen