Videos + interview: 8 recorded lectures from Curating The Library (Antwerp) and an interview between Julie Peeters, Scott Ponik, and Curating The Library's creator Mortiz Küng
Wednesday, November 18–Friday, November 20
& Saturday, November 21
Recordings of lectures presented in Curating The Library by the following guest speakers will be on view at Kiria Koula this week: Pierre Bismuth, Cerith Wyn Evans, Andrea Fraser, Ryan Gander, Teresa Margolles, Rita McBride, Matt Mullican, Allen Ruppersberg, and Marcus Steinweg.
A special free printed edition of the interview between Julie Peeters, Scott Ponik, and Mortiz Küng will be available this week at Kiria Koula and will also be permanently available on our website here.
Julie Peeters and Scott Ponik like spending time with books, with art, and with people who bring books and art together.
As guests in the bookstore of Kiria Koula, they made a selection of 15 books from 871 Fine Arts, run by Adrienne Fish, an iconic bookseller in San Francisco.
For the closing week of their bookstore, they present 8 video lectures from Curating The Library, another project they have been inspired by, along with an interview they conducted during the past couple of months with the legendary creator of the project, Moritz Küng.
Curating The Library was a library project and monthly lecture series that took place at deSingel, international arts center, in Antwerp from March 2003 to May 2009, created and run by Moritz Küng. Its digital archive contains 110 recordings of lectures by artists, designers, architects who each introduce a selection of books (1557 in total).
Moritz Küng is a Swiss independent curator and editor based in Barcelona. He was the artistic director at the Architekturforum in Zürich (1991–92), assistant-curator at Le Magasin in Grenoble (1992-93), curator at the Fondation pour l'Architecture, Brussels (1992–96), head of visual arts for the theatre Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht (1997–2002), head of exhibitions at deSingel, international arts campus, Antwerp (2003–2010) and director of El Canodrom, centre for contemporary art, Barcelona (2010–2012).