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58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
11 May - 24 Nov 2019
General Information
The 58th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 11 May to 24 November 2019 (Press Preview 8, 9, 10 May 2019) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition is curated by Ralph Rugoff.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has appointed Charlotte Laubard as curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2019. The exhibition will feature work by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz.

Curator and art historian Céline Eidenbenz is responsible for the Salon Suisse 2019, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi. Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
Events
Charlotte Laubard, Curator of the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE / Gaëtan Bally
"Care or cure? Curatorial ethics today"

2 October 2018, from 8 to 9:15pm
Kunstmuseum Basel
Gegenwart, St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, 4052 Basel
Foyer, on the ground floor

The Swiss Pavilion 2019 curator Charlotte Laubard will participate in "Care or cure? Curatorial ethics today", one of the panel discussions in the «Schnittmengen» series, organised by the University of Basel at Kunstmuseum Basel.
 

The recent phenomenon of ever more frequent and ubiquitous largescale exhibition formats –often dubbed with the critical term „biennalization“– both has the potential of shifting the focus of the (predominantly western) art world to other, less visible art scenes, artists and locations, but has also been criticized as a new form of colonial gesture and as catering to purely economic motives. 

Given these debates, how can one define the scope of action of the individual actors–artists, curators, critics, visitors–within this context? What curatorial or artistic forms can we imagine that are neither paralyzed by the current state of global exhibition making, nor ostentatiously embrace the rhetorics of social change through curatorial practice? What curatorial approaches does and should global exhibition making engender? Is bigger always better? And how can the personal, aesthetic and political interest be developed into a certain „curatorial ethics“(Maura Reilly)?

These questions will be discussed by Charlotte Laubard (curator of the Swiss Pavilion, commissioned by Pro Helvetia, at the Venice Biennial 2019) and Nora Sternfeld (documenta-Professor Kunsthochschule Kassel).

The series of eikones-talks „Schnittmengen“ is conceived and moderated by Katharina Brandl and Claire Hoffmann. The talk will be held in English.

"Care or cure? Curatorial ethics today" panel discussion
past event
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia held a series of meetings, conversations and  performances at the Kasernenareal in Basel during the 2018 Art Basel. 

Entitled "Living Room", the events included the "Around Venezia" panel discussion, which featured Swiss Pavilion 2019 curator Charlotte Laubard in discussion with Austrian Pavilion 2018 curator Verena Konrad, moderated by Salon Suisse 2019 Salonnière Céline Eidenbenz.
"Around Venezia" panel discussion
News
14 Jun 2018
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia held a series of meetings, conversations and  performances at the Kasernenareal in Basel during the 2018 Art Basel. 

Entitled "Living Room", the events included the "Around Venezia" panel discussion, which featured Swiss Pavilion 2019 curator Charlotte Laubard in discussion with Austrian Pavilion 2018 curator Verena Konrad, moderated by Salon Suisse 2019 Salonnière Céline Eidenbenz.
"Around Venezia" panel discussion
 
06 Mar 2018
Charlotte Laubard, Curator of the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE / Gaëtan Bally
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has appointed Charlotte Laubard as curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2019. The Geneva-based, Franco-Swiss art historian and curator combines artistic, historical, and interdisciplinary approaches in her work and is a renowned, international exhibition organizer.
Press Material
08 Jun 2018
Salon Suisse 2019
06 Mar 2018

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Press Contact
Switzerland: Marlène Mauris, Communication, Pro Helvetia,
mmauris@prohelvetia.ch, +41 44 267 71 36
International: Caroline Widmer, Pickles PR,
caroline@picklespr.com, +44 79 08 848 075