Talk No.3- Dr. Gregor Jansen and Prof. Dr. Robert Fleck in conversation with Amit Goffer at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Click on the photo to start the recorded talk, (recorded on 03.05.2022)

Dr. Gregor Jansen and Prof. Dr. Robert Fleck in conversation with Amit Goffer about the project Sleeping for Tomorrow AND #0.1, art, space and no-space, connecting with the world and you’re (and with you) on thoughts and plans for the future.

The project was displayed at the  Kunsthalle Düsseldorf between 29.03.2022 – 08.05.2022, where contributed recordings were shared by recording in the Kunsthalle and the world (via the website).

The parts that were recorded at the Kunsthalle can be heard now on the Bunker at Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster, Sculpture garden, Aachen, Germany, and through the project site, virtual experience.

At Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Amit Goffer presented a site-specific object made of thin aluminum bars and bent plastic for one person to enter. Located between the intimate and the unhindered space, an alternative way of communication was offered.
Via a button, the visitor’s voice could be recorded, and messages from all over the world were displayed at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf – significant moments can be shared both ways.

For more info on the work in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, click here Sleeping for tomorrow #0.1

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Dr. Gregor Jansen

Gregor Jansen was appointed Artistic Director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf by
the board of directors and the general assembly of Kunsthalle gGmbH in
November 2009 and began serving in this position in January 2010.

He studied art history, architectural history, and philosophy at RWTH Aachen

University and earned his doctorate in 1998 with a thesis on the topic “Eugen

Schönebeck: A German Legend.” Since 1991 he had worked as a project manager,

curator, art critic, and author, and taught visual studies and media theory at

several universities in Germany and the Netherlands.

From 2005 to the end of 2009, Jansen was director of the ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst in Karlsruhe.

Gregor Jansen has curated numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad,
most recently in Brazil, Leipzig, Shanghai, and South Korea. He is also the author
of numerous lectures and essays on contemporary art as well as artist monographs,

interviews, and exhibition catalogs, including recent works for the
Kunsthaus NRW, Markus Oehlen, Ina Gerken, and Jutta Haeckel.

As the director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, he sees the institution as an
open space that addresses relevant, above all aesthetic and sociopolitical issues
between the level of production and that of museums with exhibitions, discursive
and performative programs, and pioneering formats.

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Prof. Dr. Robert Fleck 

Robert Fleck is a historian, author, and curator. In 1981 he moved to Paris,

where he studied with Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault.

From 2004 to 2008 he was director of the Deichtorhallen –House of Photography and Contemporary Art in Hamburg.

from 2008 to 2012 director of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn.

Since 2012 he has been teaching at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as a professor for “Art and the Public”, and is currently the Prorector at the Düsseldorf Art Academy (as of 2020).

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