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Jochen Volz: Case Studies on Commissioning

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Introducing examples of his experience organizing projects at the Venice Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, the Aichi Triennial, Inhotim or at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Volz will speak about art experiments that set out to produce reality, promote diversity, exercise critical argument and open new ways of engaging the audience.

Jochen Volz is the Director of Pinacoteca de São Paulo and the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017). He was the chief curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016). Between 2012 and 2015 he was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries in London. Prior, he was a curator at the Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, since 2004, where he has served as General Director between 2005 and 2007 and Artistic Director between 2007 and 2012. Furthermore, he has contributed to many exhibitions throughout the world, including Terra ComunalMarina Abramović in SESC, São Paulo (2015); Planos de fuga, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo (2012); Olafur Eliasson – Your Body of Work, as part of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art, São Paulo (2011); and The Spiral and the Square at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, at Gråmølna Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, and at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand (2011), the 1st Aichi Triennale in Nagoya (2010) and the presentation of Cinthia Marcelle at the Biennale de Lyon (2007). As a critic he writes for magazines and catalogues and is a contributing editor to Frieze.

This event is presented as a part of the 2018 Curatorial Forum in collaboration with EXPO CHICAGO and Independent Curators International (ICI).

Image: Photo Christina Rufatto, courtesy Pinacoteca de São Paulo

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