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The first talk in the 2019 series is titled: Exhibition as language/space/agency for contradicting ideas, forms, and experiences By Luca Lo Pinto


Date: September 5, 2019


Time: 18:00

Venue: Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art (14 Pariska Street)


The curatorial course What Could/Should Curating Do is proud to announce that we continue collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art in the presentation of a series of public talks as part of 2019 program.

For this talk, Lo Pinto will discuss his curatorial practice, focusing on a number of key exhibitions he has organized inside and outside of institutional contexts. Lo Pinto’s practice involves the various roles of curating, writing, researching, making exhibitions, and making books. His work takes different forms by maintaining an openness through the employment of different tools and modes all according to what each project requires. Making exhibitions is a way to develop a situation that can have multiple points of entry both visually and conceptually, offering the viewer a wide range of possibilities and allowing the existence of various narratives. Lo Pinto approaches the curatorial process as a way of questioning different works in relation to each other, in order to see what happens. The same attitude informed his activity as a publisher. This dimension of in-between-ness across disciplines also shaped his education. For this presentation, he will focus on a number of projects which embraces his ongoing interest in house museums, the investigation between the original and copy, the exhibition as a living object, and will also touch upon a number of editorial projects.

About Speaker:

Luca Lo Pinto (1981) is the curator of Kunsthalle Wien. He is the co-founder of the magazine and publishing house NERO. At Kunsthalle Wien he organized solo exhibitions of Nathalie du Pasquier, Camille Henrot, Olaf Nicolai, Pierre Bismuth, Babette Mangolte, Charlemagne Palestine and the group exhibitions Publishing as an artistic toolbox: 1989-2017; More than just words; One, No One and One Hundred Thousand; Individual Stories e Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality. Other curatorial projects include Io, Luca Vitone (PAC),16th Art Quadriennale (Palazzo delle Esposizioni), Le Regole del Gioco (Achille Castiglioni Studio-Museum); Trapped in the closet (Carnegie Library/FRAC Champagne Ardenne), Antigrazioso (Palais de Toyko); Luigi Ontani (H.C. Andersen Museum); D’après Giorgio (Giorgio de Chirico Foundation); Olaf Nicolai-Conversation Pieces (Mario Praz Museum). He has contributed to many catalogues and international magazines. He edited the book Documenta 1955-2012. The endless story of two lovers. In 2014 he released a time capsule publication titled 2014.

The event is free and open to the public.


The WCSCD curatorial course and series of public lectures have been initiated and organized by Biljana Ciric.


The lecture by Luca Lo Pinto is made possible with the help of the Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade.

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