Based in Vienna, Austria, independent curator Kathrin Rhomberg shares “The Virtue of Unprofessionalism,” a lecture co-presented with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Rhomberg’s lecture correlates late '90s and early 2000s Austrian politics with the commercialization of contemporary art. She also discusses the "freedom of art" and the affects of contemporary art on political debates, opinions and public consumption of art.
Rhomberg is a co-curator of the ongoing project “Former West” and a corresponding member of Secession, Vienna. Her curatorial projects in 2011 included an exhibition on Christoph Schlingensief, "Fear of the Core of Things" at the BAK, basis voor aktuele Kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands and a show on Bauhaus in India 1922, "Bauhaus Dessau". A selection of her previous projects include the 6th Berlin Biennale in 2010, Ion Grigorescu's "In the Body of the Victim" 1968-2008 and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw in 2009.
Recorded in May 2012 as part of the ICI series, The Curator’s Perspective and made available here in partnership with ARTonAIR.org. In English and German.