2 April – 9 April 2015
Hendrik Folkerts (b. 1984, Netherlands) is one of the curators of documenta 14. He studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in contemporary art and theory, feminist practices and contemporary curatorial practices. From 2010 until 2015, he was Curator of Performance, Film & Discursive Programmes at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Folkerts curated the Public Programme of The Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum, a special interim program that was presented from August 2010 until October 2011, as well as Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @ (TS3) from October 2011 until September 2012. Prior to his position at the Stedelijk Museum, Folkerts was co-ordinator of the Curatorial Programme at De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam from 2009 until 2011. He frequently publishes in journals and on platforms such as Artforum, The Exhibitionist, Metropolis M and for the Stedelijk Museum (Bureau) Amsterdam. Folkerts is (co)editor of Shadowfiles: Curatorial Education (Amsterdam: de Appel arts centre, 2013, ed. with Ann Demeester) and Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective (Amsterdam: AUP, 2015, ed. with Christoph Lindner and Margriet Schavemaker).
Hendrik Folkerts will explore the Singapore art scene and do research on performance practices in Singapore and the larger region of Southeast Asia. In addition, Folkerts will make studio visits and meet with local representatives of museums and art institutions as part of his research for documenta 14.
This talk by Curator-in-Residence, Hendrik Folkerts takes the Stedelijk Museum’s performance programme since 2010 as a point of departure. How does museum architecture, scale and monumentality affect the display of contemporary performance practice? And in what ways can we address questions of capital and economy – relating to the presentation, acquisition and conservation of performance work?
Hendrik Folkerts is co-curator of documenta 14, Kassel Germany and Athens, Greece. From 2010 until 2015, he was Curator of Performance, Film & Discursive Programs at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.