Curatorial Practice and Artistic Agency
The history of the RealismusStudio founded in 1973 is characterised by continuity and experiments and inextricably linked to the debate on artistic “realism.” It was repeatedly renegotiated here in thematic strands such as social politics, questions of identity and resistance, sex and gender, or new technologies. With more than 300 exhibitions and events that focused on contemporary socio-critical art and the discursive and mediating process, the group has lastingly shaped the profile of the nGbK and has connected a large number of people and institutions over the decades. Central themes and curatorial practices of the RealismusStudio are presented in this publication, which offers the opportunity for new interpretations from today’s perspective.
Work group: Hildtrud Ebert, Jan Ketz, Christin Lahr, Isabelle Meiffert, Ulrike Riebel, Susanne Weiß
With contributions by:Leonie Baumann, Hildtrud Ebert, Christin Lahr, Barbara Straka, Frank Wagner