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ART/TALK at Para Site 4. Pre-view on documenta 12 by its curator, Ruth Noack

Sep 28, 2005


Goethe-Institut Hongkong
14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Wan Chai Hong Kong

Ruth Noack, Georg Schöllhammer


In addition to the round table in collaboration with Sabrina Fung on “Re-positioning Hong Kong” taking place on Thursday, September 29, 2005, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong, in collaboration with Para Site Art Space, has invited the curator of the upcoming documenta 12 in Kassel/ Germany, Ruth Noack, here in Hong Kong to present her concept.

Documenta is an exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany, and enjoys a reputation for providing the broadest overview of contemporary art worldwide. The Artistic Director of documenta 12 is Roger M. Buergel and we have the chief curator Ruth Noack here in Hong Kong to make contacts with the local arts scene and to consider potential candidates for the documenta 12.


The event is presented by Goethe-Institut Hongkong and co-presented by Para Site.


More materials are available to view on site at Para Site. 

Click here to see a full inventory of all archive materials and contact us at archive@para-site.art for enquiries, to request an appointment to view materials, and for archival materials donations.


The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



About the speaker

Ruth Noack, born 1964, art historian; two children. Studied art history, audio-visual media and feminist theories in the USA, UK, Germany and Austria.

From 1990, regular work as a lecturer and writer in the German-speaking countries. From 1992, exhibition organiser. From 1994, art critic for springerin, Camera Austria, Texte zur Kunst and others. From 2000, full-time teaching work (film theory) at Vienna University, the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. From 2001, research project on the “Construction of Childhood”. 2002-2003 president of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art) Austria. Exhibitions (selected): Things we don’t understand, Generali Foundation, Vienna 2000 (with Roger M. Buergel); Organisational Form, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana 2002/3, Galerie der Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, and Kunstraum der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 2003 (with Roger M. Buergel); The Government, Kunstraum der Universitaet Lüneburg, MACBA/Barcelona, Miami Art Central, Secession/Vienna, Witte de With/Rotterdam, 2003-2005 (with Roger M. Buergel).


Agenda for the round table

Session 1

Ruth Noack, Curator of documenta 12: Our journey towards documenta 12

Georg Schöllhammer, Concept for documenta 12 magazine: The documenta 12 magazine


Session 2

Questions and Answers


Video documentation of event Part 1 (2005/pro_10/box 23/1)

Video documentation of event Part 2 (2005/pro_10/box 23/1)