Please join us for a talk by Massimiliano Gioni, director of the 55th Venice Biennale, to introduce the curatorial framework of this year’s international exhibition: 'The Encyclopedic Palace'. This will be followed by an in conversation with Ute Meta Bauer, Dean of Fine Arts at the Royal College of Art.
Massimiliano Gioni is the Associate Director of the New Museum in New York and the Artistic Director of the Trussardi Foundation in Milan. He is currently the director of the 55th Venice Biennale.
Ute Meta Bauer is a professor and Dean of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London (UK). From 2005 until 2012 she served as Director of the Visual Arts Program and as Founding Director of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA). She was a Co-Curator of Documenta11 (2001 / 2002) on the team of Okwui Enwezor, and the Artistic Director of the 3rd Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2004). Most recently she curated ‘The Future Archive’ (2012) at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin.
The evening takes place in the context of the International Production Fund (IPF), which was launched by Outset in May 2012 and brings together private organisations and individuals to support the production of new works at the world's major exhibitions for subsequent donation to public collections. The IPF founding partners are Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Demergon Daskalopoulos Foundation for Culture and Development. Sotheby's is the IPF host for 2012-13.