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Curator-in-residence

The NTU CCA Singapore Residencies programme is an integral part of the NTU CCA Singapore’s mission as a research centre and hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars from Singapore and abroad. The studio-based Residencies programme is dedicated to facilitating the production of knowledge and research for and by established and emerging artists. It serves as a forum for cultural and artistic exchange in Southeast Asia, augmented with public events Residencies: Insights / Studio Sessions / OPEN series, ranging from open studio sessions, lectures, live performances, to special projects in The Lab, NTU CCA Singapore’s space for curatorial experimentation. The application for residency at NTU CCA Singapore is via nomination, please email NTUCCAresidencies@ntu.edu.sg for more information.

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Ruth Noack

Residency period

9 – 13 November 2015

About

Ruth Noack (b. 1964, Germany) trained as a visual artist and art historian, held numerous lectureships, and works as curator, critic and author. She was curator of documenta 12. Recent shows include Notes on CrisisCurrency and Consumption and Vienna and Ines Doujak’s first solo show in London. Noack headed the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the RCA, London, United Kingdom (2012-2013). She was Šaloun Professor at Academy of Fine Art (AVU), Prague and led the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course (2014). Currently, she is curator-tutor of a Dutch Art Institute’s Roaming Academy trajectory. She has published widely, including a book on Sanja Ivekovic’s, Triangle for Afterall.

Focus

As part of her time in Singapore she presented the lecture “Non-transmittable form? Thoughts on the impossibility to show what might need to be shown today” which she described as “It is a contemporary given that cultures are replete with forms that have been transmitted from elsewhere. Most discourse on global art either assumes that this transmission has been easy and neutral, or fraught and based on power relations. Whether the problem of transmission is articulated or not, it is commonly taken for granted that exhibitions are functioning transmission machines. But what about form that simply does not transfer? Or does not transfer simply?”

Noack also spent time in Singapore further understanding different institutional structures.

Public programmes

Residencies: Insights – A lecture presented by Curator-in-Residence Ruth Noack (Germany)
11 Nov 2015, Wed 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Non-transmittable form? Thoughts on the impossibility to show what might need to be shown today

It is a contemporary given that cultures are replete with forms that have been transmitted from elsewhere. Most discourse on global art either assumes that this transmission has been easy and neutral, or fraught and based on power relations. Whether the problem of transmission is articulated or not, it is commonly taken for granted that exhibitions are functioning transmission machines. But what about form that simply does not transfer? Or does not transfer simply?

Ruth Noack trained as a visual artist and art historian, held numerous lectureships, and works as curator, critic and author. She was curator of documenta 12. Recent shows include Notes on Crisis, Currency and Consumption, Vienna and Ines Doujak’s first solo show in London. Noack headed the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the RCA, London (2012-2013). She was Šaloun Professor at AVU, Prague and led the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course (2014). Currently, she is curator-tutor of a Dutch Art Institute Roaming Academy trajectory. She has published widely, including a book on Sanja Ivekovic’s Triangle for Afterall.