Viktor Misiano is visiting Hungary in the scope of the OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE, Budapest – Arts and Culture Network Program. On this occasion, the International Contemporary Art Office, the Hungarian Section of AICA and Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts collaborate in arranging a public talk in connection with the exhibitions organized in Venice by the curator of international fame, entitled Pavilions at the Venice Biennial. The discussion will include issues of national and regional representation, chances for the global presence of contemporary cultures and art scenes presently on the periphery of international attention, and his own curatorial strategies and experiences with regard to different contexts.
Host of the talk: Barnabás Bencsik (ACAX)
Viktor Misiano is a curator, critique and art historian from Moscow. He was curator of the Russian pavilion of the Venice Biennial in 1995 and 2003. In 2005 he organized one of the most intriguing exhibitions of the Biennial at Palazzo Pisani, entitled A Contemporary Archive, the first exhibition ever to introduce Central Asian contemporary art in an international context.