Contemporary Art in the Public Domain: Continuous Renegotiation of Relations
Conversation between Vanessa Joan Müller and Barbara Steiner on the completion of the Bronze House project by Plamen Deyanov in Sofia
Moderator: Lachezar Boyadzhiev


The two well-known international curators will speak about how the public domain is defined today, the factors and energies involved in building it, the ways in which different people and communities exist in it, how relationships are built there, and on other topics.

The conversation will be conducted in English.

Admission: free
14 December 2018, 7 p. m.
The National Gallery, Kvadrat 500
Lecture Hall, Floor 5
Entrance from Vasil Levski Blvd.

Vanessa Joan Müller is an art critic, curator and writer. Since 2013, she has been the Head of Dramaturgy at the Kunsthalle Wien, where she develops special projects, publications and various discursive formats related to exhibitions. From 2000 to 2006, she worked as a curator at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, and then became the Academic Director of the research programmes of the European Kunsthalle project in Cologne. Between 2007 and 2011, she occupied the post of Director of the Kunstverein in Düsseldorf. She was the curator of the Pavilion of Albania at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.

Barbara Steiner has been the Head of Kunsthaus Graz since 2016. She was a long-standing director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Leipzig and guest professor at the Art Academy there. She is the author of monographs on artists and of theme-related books such as economy and art, concepts of space and public museums. In her projects, she studies the conditions for artistic, curatorial and institutional realisation of exhibitions, drawing attention to the aspects of debate and renegotiation in them.