Past Public Program

Case in Point: Two Way Culture

Case in Point

April 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Tel Aviv
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv

Artis and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are pleased to present a panel discussion in the “Case in Point” series focusing on curatorial methods of generating two-way cultural exchange. While many traditional exhibition formats and institutions are designed for a passive, receiving audience, this panel will focus on three curators, Cathérine Hug, Rene Morales, and Tim Voss, who will discuss the cross-cultural merits of their work.

This event is free and will be held in English.

Tim Voss will discuss the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede (Worpswede Artists’ Residences), a residency program for which artists are selected on a thematic basis. The program recently expanded to encompass a diverse international network that works locally in Worpswede.

Rene Morales will discuss “The School of the Forest” project, a multipart endeavor by artist Marjetica Potrč and commissioned by the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2015. The project centers on elevated, open-air structures commonly used as communal gathering spaces among Amazonian forest communities. Over the course of the exhibition, a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops were presented inside a structure inspired by this building type constructed in the gallery. The concept is based on the Universidade da Floresta (School of the Forest), an initiative launched in 2005 in rural Brazil to bring together the ideas of the region’s local populations with those of Western theorists and scientists, treating both systems of thought on equal terms.

Cathérine Hug will discuss “Europe. The Future of History”, am ambitious multi-disciplinary exhibition held at  Kunsthaus Zürich in 2015 with over 100 works by 50 artists from all parts of the continent. Hug will focus on her highly associative curatorial approach.

Moderated by Roslyn Bernstein, a New York-based art writer.

All the participants on this panel are part of the 18th Artis Research Trip to Israel.



Roslyn Bernstein is a professor emerita of journalism and creative writing at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where she was the founding director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. She is a member of the consortial faculty of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Bernstein has reported on arts and culture from around the globe for such print publications as the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, Parents, Artnews, and the Columbia Journalism Review, and for such online publications as Tablet, Artslant, Tikkun, and Guernica. With the architect Shael Shapiro, she co-authored Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, published by the Jonas Mekas Foundation. Her book, Boardwalk Stories, is a collection of 14 linked tales set in the years 1950 to 1970. She is currently working on a novel set in Jerusalem in 1961 during the Adolf Eichmann trial.

Cathérine Hug is a curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich, where she has organized exhibitions including Von Matisse zum Blauen Reiter (2014) with Timothy Benson (LACMA, Los Angeles); Europa. The Future of History (2015) with Robert Menasse; Dadaglobe Reconstructed (2016) with Adrien Sudhalter in collaboration with MoMA New York; and Francis Picabia. A Retrospective (2016) with Anne Umland in collaboration with MoMA New York. From 2008 until 2013 she was curator at the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, where she curated shows including Thomas Ruff (2009); 1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? (2009–10) with Gerald Matt; Street And Studio. From Basquiat to Séripop (2010) with Thomas Mießgang; Space. About A Dream (2011) with Walter Famler; Lucy Skaer – Force Justify (2012); WWTBD – What Would Thomas Bernhard Do; and Salon der Angst with Nicolaus Schafhausen (both 2013).

Rene Morales is Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (formerly Miami Art Museum) where he has worked since 2005. Morales has organized nearly 40 exhibitions for the institution, including Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913; Monika Sosnowska: Market; Amelia Pelaez: The Craft of Modernity; and Gary Simmons: Frozen in Time. Morales recently spearheaded the museum’s acquisition of more than 400 works from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. He played a key role in the realization of the museum’s Herzog and de Meuron-designed facility, which opened to the public in 2013. Prior to working at PAMM/MAM, Morales worked at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Morales received a BA from Swarthmore College and an MA from Brown University.

Tim Voss studied visual communications at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg up until 2005. During his studies, he ran the exhibition collective Hinterconti, and later on he helped to establish the academy’s gallery. He has been the artistic director of various institutions such as the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof Art Society and the W139 art space in Amsterdam, where he lives. Since 2013, he has served as the director of the artist residency Künstlerhäuser Worpswede in Northern Germany. In parallel with this, he has initiated and carried out art projects, symposia, and festivals on a freelance basis as part of various groupings. He also  teaches at the international academy of arts Bremen.