As an independent art historian and curator, I work with all aspects of contemporary art. In my role as a curator, as someone who creates exhibitions, I mediate between artists and the public. It is my aim to engage in a direct and intensive exchange with artists and to provide them with an appropriate context for showing their work, accompanying them for a period on their way through a curated exhibition.
For viewers it is my intention to make art an immediate experience and to enable an interaction with art for a broad public in a manner that is not overly intellectualized. An immediate exploration of a work and being open to art are the basis for a productive dialogue. I am often confirmed in my approach by comments such as: “Finally, an art historian that you can understand.”
For me, art functions in terms of inspiring a process of reflection or encouraging one to risk taking a second look. In terms of my perspective, art must not always address political or social issues. It can simply be beautiful—or even ugly. As long as viewers are engaged by a topic and are inspired to ask questions about what they see and as long as a thought process is set in motion, then I consider my work accomplished.
In addition to my curatorial work, I have specialized in consultancy and management for art collections and the cataloguing of art.
Selected Projects and References