The Power Plant

Black Curators Forum: Contemporary And

Sat May 22 2021

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM



Julia Grosse (left) and Yvette Mutumba (right). Photo by Benjamin Renter. 

Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba will present to the Black Curators Forum about Contemporary And.

Julia Grosse

Julia Grosse is co-founder and artistic director of Contemporary And (C&), a dynamic platform comprising the publications C& Magazine and C& América Latina Magazine as well as C& Projects and C& Education. Grosse is a lecturer at the Institute for Art in Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She studied art history, German literature and media studies and worked as a columnist and arts journalist in London for the Tagezeitung (TAZ), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS), Architectural Digest, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Grosse has written articles in various art publications and co-edited and publishedbooks, such as "Ein Leben lang" in 2018 (Hoffman und Campe). In 2020 she curated "Friendly Confrontations: Festival for Global Art und Institutional Critique" at the Kammerspiele München. In 2020 Julia Grosse (together with Yvette Mutumba) was winner of the prize "European Cultural Manager of the Year".

Yvette Mutumba

Yvette Mutumba is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the art magazines Contemporary And (C&) and Contemporary And América Latina (C&AL). She also lectures at the Institute of Art in Context, University of Arts, Berlin and is Curator-at-Large at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Yvette was part of the Curatorial Team of the 10th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2018) and Visiting Professor for "Global Discourses" at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (2017 – 2018). From 2012 to 2016 she worked at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, where she co-curated the exhibitions FOREIGN EXCHANGE (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger) (2014 –15), El Hadji Sy: Paintings, Performance, Politics (2015), and A Labour of Love (2015-2016; 2017, Johannesburg Art Gallery). Mutumba studied Art History at Freie Universität Berlin and holds a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London.

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