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Talk: Ellen Blumenstein, HafenCity Curator
15:00 on 23 September 2017
Goethe-Institut, 3 Park Circus
The transformation of Hamburg’s former port area into the new city district HafenCity is the largest urban redevelopment project in Europe. Due for completion in 2025-30, it was recently decided to accompany this decisive phase with an embedded cultural programme.
The programme, conceived by the inaugural HafenCity curator Ellen Blumenstein, will consider the entire area as a cultural space, so that urban routine, tourist attractions and artistic reflection permanently merge. Blumenstein was previously chief curator of KW Institute for contemporary art, Berlin, member of the curatorial collective THE OFFICE, founder of the project space Salon Populaire and in 2011 she curated the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennial.
In this talk, Blumenstein will present her ideas on fusing the models and methodologies of the museum and public art projects, approaching curating and programming for a whole district as opposed to an institution.
This event is supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and presented in partnership with Curatorial Studio, which is delivered by SCAN and curator Kirsteen Macdonald, and supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow School of Art.
Please note that this event is free but booking is essential.