Watch: Case in Point – New Public Programming

A panel discussion featuring curators Hendrik Folkerts, Ryan Inouye and Adam Kleinman The second in a series of semiannual panels featuring leading international arts professionals co-presented by Artis and the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Artis and the Center for Contemporary Art are pleased to present a panel on new approaches to public programming through the work of three curators at leading international institutions: Hendrik Folkerts (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam), Ryan Inouye (New Museum, New York), and Adam Kleinman (Witte de With, Rotterdam). Each speaker will present their work in developing unique models of programming (both within and outside the museum) to foster public engagement and international collaboration. Presentations will be followed by a discussion and Q&A, moderated by CCA Curator Chen Tamir.

Folkerts, Inouye, and Kleinman have been invited to participate in Artis’ Tenth Curatorial Research Trip to Israel from January 24-30. Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that broadens awareness and understanding of contemporary art from Israel.

Hendrik Folkerts is Curator Public Program at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam since 2010. He studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in contemporary art and theory, feminist practices and contemporary curatorial practices. As Curator Public Program, Folkerts curated the Public Program of The Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum, a special interim program that was presented from August 2010 until October 2011, as well as Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @ (TS3) from October 2011 until September 2012. Developed in close collaboration with various cultural institutions and venues throughout Amsterdam, TS3 featured performances, small-scale exhibitions lectures, public interviews, discussions, symposia, film screenings, music, and book presentations. Following the grand reopening of the Stedelijk Museum in September 2012, Folkerts continued the Public Program in the museum, working with international artists and scholars to develop performance, film and discursive programs. Prior to his position at the Stedelijk Museum, Folkerts was co-ordinator of the Curatorial Program at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam from 2009 until 2011. He frequently publishes in journals and on platforms such as Metropolis M, The Journal for Art and Public Space, Afterall Online, Tubelight, and for the Stedelijk Museum (Bureau) Amsterdam. Folkerts is (co-)editor of The Temporary Stedelijk (Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, forthcoming 2013), Shadowfiles: Curatorial Education (Amsterdam: de Appel arts centre, forthcoming 2013) and Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective (Amsterdam: AUP, forthcoming 2013).

Ryan Inouye is assistant curator of the Museum as Hub initiative at the New Museum, where he works with international artists and initatives to organize exhibitions, public programs, residencies, and other activities. He recently worked on “The Ungovernables,” the 2012 New Museum Triennial curated by Eungie Joo, which featured 34 artists, groups, and temporary collectives from around the world. With Ethan Swan, Inouye co-curated “Museum as Hub: Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet!” (2011), an exhibition and program series, exploring present-day potentials of independent early twentieth century black periodicals. Prior to the New Museum, Inouye was curatorial assistant at REDCAT, Los Angeles, where he organized the exhibition “Never Very Far Apart” (2010) and coordinated the exhibition and residency program. He has contributed writing on Abraham Cruzvillegas, Abigail DeVille, Iman Issa, Dave McKenzie, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, among others.

Adam Kleinman is a writer, and curator. Prior to recently joining Witte de With, he served as Agent for Public Programming for dOCUMENTA (13), and before that, was Curator at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). At LMCC, he created the interpretative humanities program “Access Restricted.” Kleinman also developed LentSpace, a cultural venue and garden design by Interboro Partners, which repurposed an entire vacant Manhattan block. There, Kleinman curated “Avenue of the Americas” (2010) and “Points & Lines” (2009). Kleinman is a frequent contributor to numerous exhibition catalogs, and magazines including Agenda, Artforum, e-flux journal, Frieze, Mousse, and Texte zur Kunst, to name a few. In addition to these activities, Kleinman is a frequent lecturer, guest critic, and/or seminar leader at various institutions such as at Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Cornell University, Princeton University, The Sandburg Institute, and The School of Visual Arts.