Annual Guest Lecture 2018: Britta Peters - On Public Sculpture Projects

  • Henry Moore Institute
  • Friday, 19 October 2018
  • 6pm in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery

Britta Peters (Urbane Künst Ruhr and former curator of Sculpture Projects Münster) will give this year's annual guest lecture, 'On Public Sculpture Projects', to finish off our academic open day.

Britta Peters (b. 1967) was educated in cultural studies at the Universität Lüneburg and works as an art critic and freelance curator. In 2007 she curated the Wilhelmsburger Freitag, an art project in the public realm in Hamburg, and from 2008 to 2011 she was Artistic Director of the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. In 2012 she curated the exhibition Demonstrationen. Vom Werden normativer Ordnungen at the Frankfurt Kunstverein, in collaboration with Frankfurt’s Goethe-Universität. The exhibition project Illness as Metaphor: Madness in the Garden of the Species, initiated by Peters at various sites in Hamburg, followed in 2014.

Peters has held various teaching positions including at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, and at the Kunstakademie Münster. In January 2015 she was appointed as curator for the Skulptur Projekte 2017, together with Kasper König as Artistic Director and Marianne Wagner from the LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster. Since January 2018 Peters has been Artistic Director of Urbane Künste Ruhr, an institution for art in public space in the former industrial part of Germany known as the Ruhr area.

This event is held in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery. Feel free to meet us at the Institute after the Academic Open day or meet us there.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

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