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Talk by Swiss art historian and curator Dr Federica Martini

Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Milia Islamia, in collaboration with Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council invites you to a talk titled

Exhibition Experiments: Situating the curatorial in research-based visual art programs

by Dr Federica Martini, Curator and Educator from Switzerland
on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4 pm
at M F Husain Gallery, Gate No 13, Maulana Mohammed Ali Marg,
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi 110025

With an Introduction by Prof. Nuzhat Kazmi,
Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Milia Islamia
Moderated by Vidya Shivadas

An art historian and curator. Dr Martini is Dean of Visual Arts at the Ecolecantonale d’art du Valais (ECAV) in Sierre, Switzerland. Previously, she was Head of the MAPS Master program at ECAV. For the talk she will focus on some of key curatorial projects held at her institution, which included alumni, teaching staff, students and people from communities, to address exhibitory forms that emerged from collective enquiries on questions of gender, construction of invisibility and migration of languages, among others.

Dr Martini is currently in Delhi to conduct a workshop on Curation with Masters students at Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Milia Isalmia, as part of Expanded Education Programme, Students’ Biennale 2018, Kochi. The presentation will extend from some of the enquiries she is exploring with the students regarding the making of exhibitions that speak of ‘Other Stories via the Artists Museums and Alternative Histories’


About the speaker:
Federica Martini, PhD, is an art historian and curator. She is dean of Visual Arts at the Ecolecantonale d’art du Valais (ECAV). Previously, she was Head of the MAPS Master program at ECAV, and a member of the curatorial departments of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, MuséeJenischVevey, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts/Lausanne and the Festival des Urbaines. In 2015-16 she was a research fellow at the IstitutoSvizzero di Roma. Together with Patrick de Rham and Elise Lammer she initiated the Museum of Post-Digital Cultures (2012). Recent publications include: Blackout Magazine: Art Labour and Olivetti poesiaconcreta (2018, with C. Nüssli): My PhD is my art practice. Notes on the Art PhD in Switzerland (2017, with P. Gisler); Vedialla voce: traversare (2016, Traces); Publishing Artistic Research (SARN, 2014, with B. Drabble); Open Source and Artistic Research (SARN, 2014, with B. Drabble); Tourists Like Us: Critical Tourism and Contemporary Art (with V. Mickelkevicius, 2013); Pavilions/Art in Architecture (2013, Bruxelles: La Muette); Just Another Exhibition: Stories and Politics of Biennials (2011, Milan: postmediabooks).

Image Courtesy: Petra Koehle