Christiane Mennicke


Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz –the curatorial director of Kunsthaus Dresden, Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art – gives a lecture in the Ernst Museum on 24 April 2009 at 6pm about her most recent projects held in Kunsthaus Dresden.

Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz will focus her presentation on her latest curatorial projects establishing contemporary art as a medium of cultural discourse.
Walden #3 or the school of life, an exhibition on art, education and its history will be presented at the Rathausgalerie Munich. In Dresden in 2007 and now in Munich exemplary collaborations between artists and different groups of young people are presented. Can contemporary art give impulses to aesthetic education? The exhibition with two accompanying conferences on the topic give impulses for a revised approach to art education.
Notes from the Empire is a current series of exhibitions at Kunsthaus Dresden dedicated to contemporary artists united by their interest in the present day effects of colonialism from a European, African and US-American perspective. How is historical experience reflected in contemporary art? Contributing artists are among others Lisl Ponger (Vienna), Johan Grimonprez (Gent), Zwelethu Mthethwa (Kapstadt) and Carrie Mae Weems (Syracuse).
Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz is art historian and curator. She is the curatorial director of Kunsthaus Dresden, Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art in Dresden.
She curated numerous exhibitions and programs of contemporary art and interventions in the urban environment, among others: Wild capital (2005-2007); On the absence of the camp (2006); Lisl Ponger: Lasst tausend Blumen blühen (2008).
Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz is member of several juries and was expert to a number of committees, among others Büro Kopernikus. German-Polish Cultural Projects from 2004-2006.