Thursday, Nov 9, 2023, 7 pm – 8 pm
Together with Jutta Huelsewig-Johnen, Friedrich Meschede, and Henrike Mund, Christina Lehnert curated the exhibition To Open Eyes. Kunst und Textil vom Bauhaus bis heute at Kunsthalle Bielefeld in 2013. As part of this endeavor, she explored the canvas as a medium and subject of art, including a focus on the work of Tauba Auerbach. In her keynote lecture at the Fridericianum, Lehnert will discuss Auerbach’s exploratory, sometimes-analytical, sometimes-playful approach to the “picture medium”. Starting with the artist’s earlier series of works, the lecture will culminate in an open discussion about the different forms of painting presented by Auerbach in Kassel.
Christina Lehnert is an art historian and author. She has worked as Curator at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden since 2022. Previous to this, she was Curator at Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, Interim Director at Kunstverein Braunschweig, and received a curatorial fellowship from the Gebert Foundation for Culture in Switzerland. Lehnert’s most recent exhibition projects have centered on art as an expression of political moments, with a focus on sound and performance.
Moderation: Luise von Nobbe (Curatorial Department, Fridericianum)