The call of the Site – Yearning for Art

The Call of the Site – Yearning for Art

Lecture by Peter Noever:
The Call of the Site – Yearning for Art

Date: 7 March
Venue: Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Time: 6pm

Peter Noever is director of MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Comtemporary Art) in Vienna

Craft in Dialogue/IASPIS has invited Peter Noever to Stockholm. As the dynamic – and controversial – director of MAK in Vienna for twenty years, Peter Noever has given the concept of a museum new meaning. At MAK one finds architecture, applied arts, design and art under the same roof. The museum gained a worldwide reputation when, at the beginning of the 1990s, Peter Noever let contemporary artists arrange the permanent displays in conjunction with refurbishing the museum. The principle was one artist, one room and one period. The result was “an unparalleled interplay of historicism and contemporary intervention”.

The museum’s view of its own role today is to be a laboratory for artistic creation and a research centre for social consciousness. MAK is not limited to its own premises for its activities but is also concerned with works for public places, exhibitions at home and abroad, research, etc.

Peter Noever is naturally a highly desirable guest as regards discussion of a design museum in Stockholm.

After the lecture Peter Noever will join a discussion with Elizabeth Hatz, architect and professor at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

The lecture has been jointly organized by Craft in Dialogue/IASPIS, Swedish Art Critics Association and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

Admission free.
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