Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut Marina Otero Verzier will take part in the Curating The City, in Bologna on 12 December 2019. The international symposium represents a network of art, architecture and nature curatorial events in European cities.
Marina Otero Verzier will give a presentation titled Circulating Borders. The presentation examines the recent expansion of the architectural exhibition apparatus and how institutional borders circulate from the gallery space to permeate the city. Through a series of case studies including biennials, triennials and traveling museums, Otero will analyze the relations between space, power and politics in the urban space. The circulating borders of contemporary cultural institutions manifest in sponsored structures and mechanisms of social order governing the space, in new forms of control and consumption, in changing conditions for inclusion and exclusion, but also in emerging modes of engagement and political agency. More information and full programme here.