2019, Sun, Mar 17

Curator-led tour

With the curators Marion von Osten and Grant Watson

Curator-led tour with Grant Watson © Laura Fiorio

Curator-led tour with Grant Watson © Laura Fiorio

Marion von Osten is a curator, researcher, and writer based in Berlin. Her exhibitions, films and publications reflect radical art and architecture movements within and beyond Europe with a focus on pedagogy, decolonization, migration and neoliberal economies. Research and exhibition projects include Viet Nam Discourse (2016–18, with the Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture (CPKC) at Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart/Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm); Aesthetics of Decolonization (2014–16, at the Institute for Theory (ith), at Zurich University of the Arts—ZHDK); In the Desert of Modernity: Colonial Planning and After (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2008/ The Cultural Center Les Abattoirs de Casablanca, 2009); as well as Projekt Migration (with Kathrin Rhomberg) at Kunstverein Cologne, initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (2002–06). She has a PhD in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy (Sarat Maharaj) and is an honorary professor of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is a founding member of the Center for Postcolonial Knowledge and Culture (CPKC) and the artist collectives Labor k3000 and kleines postfordistisches Drama, Berlin.

Grant Watson is a curator, writer and researcher based in London. His work brings artistic and archival materials in relation to contemporary political questions. Recent projects include How We Behave (commissioned by “If I Can’t Dance”, Amsterdam) exploring life practices and queer politics through filmed interviews, conducted in cities including London, São Paulo, Mumbai, and Los Angeles and exhibited at The Showroom (London), Nottingham Contemporary, MIMA (Middlesbrough), State of Concept (Athens), the Whitechapel Gallery (London), and Extra City (Antwerp). Other recent curatorial projects include, Keywords at Tate Liverpool and the research collaborations Practice International at Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts (London), Iaspis (Stockholm), and Casco (Amsterdam) and Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures (Iniva); both of which address questions of the transnational through art. He was Senior Curator at Iniva, London, Curator at M HKA and Curator of Visual Arts at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. He has a PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London.