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The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the World / XVII. Marco De Michelis interviews Nikolaus Hirsch at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como

The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the World starts the new year–and its last season–with its seventeenth encounter: a conversation between Marco De Michelis and Nikolaus Hirsch about how to give life to The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world.


Nikolaus Hirsch is a professor, the dean of the Städelschule and director of Portikus, the art gallery that constitute an important reference for contemporary art in Frankfurt and worldwide.

Hirsch has given important contributes for the reflection about the constitution of an exhibition space, through the projects developed in Cologne, Berlin, and recently in India. His work includes the internationally acclaimed Dresden Synagogue, the Hinzert Document Center, the European Kunsthalle in Cologne and United Nations Plaza (with Anton Vidokle) in Berlin. He has curated ErsatzStadt: Repräsentationen des Urbanen at the Berlin Volksbühne. His work has been awarded a number of prizes, including the World Architecture Award 2002, and has been shown in exhibitions such as New German Architecture in Berlin, Utopia Station at the Venice Biennial and Can Buildings Curate, AA London/Storefront Gallery in New York.


XVIII Advanced Course in Visual Arts

Are We Really Free? / Visiting Professor Liliana Moro

We take this opportunity to remember the open call for the XVIII Advanced Course in Visual Arts of FAR, dedicated to young artists from all over the world. Created and directed by Annie Ratti since 1995, the course is conceived as an experimental lab for art and theory guided by an artist who, each year, shares his or her thinking and artistic practice with the participants.

The 18th edition of the CSAV titled “Are We Really Free?” will take place from 2nd – 25th July 2012 and Liliana Moro will be Visiting Professor. The workshop will approach the concepts of freedom and sharing spaces, thoughts and actions.

A jury will select the 20 participating young artists from the presented portfolios. The participants of the workshop will be involved in daily activities dedicated both to the reflection and to the practice of the artistic activity. During the course, seminars and public lectures will serve to deepen and extend the theme of the course.

The first one with Liliana Moro is planned for July, 5th and on 12 July, Arto Lindsay will hold a lecture titled Proud Beggars.

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