In Conversation

Susanne Witzgall and Julienne Lorz on the Work of Thea Djordjadze

In this session, art historian Susanne Witzgall and former chief curator at the Gropius Bau, Julienne Lorz, will discuss Thea Djordjadze’s artistic practice in relation to her exhibition all building as making at the Gropius Bau.

Thea Djordjadze, all building as making, Installation view, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 18.9.2021–16.1.2022

Thea Djordjadze, “all building as making”, Installation view, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 18.9.2021–16.1.2022

© Thea Djordjadze / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021, courtesy: Gropius Bau and Sprüth Magers, photo: Laura Fiorio

  • 75 min.
  • In German

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Susanne Witzgall holds a doctorate in art history, is Senior Lecturer in Transdisciplinary Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and heads the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies, which she founded in 2011. She is the author and editor of numerous books and essays on contemporary art, the relationship between art and science, and subjects of current interdisciplinary debate. Her most recent publications include Hybrid Ecologies (ed. with Marietta Kesting, Maria Muhle and Jenny Nachtigall, 2019) and Politics of Emotion/Power of Affect (ed. with Marietta Kesting, 2021).

Julienne Lorz started out as a contemporary dancer and choreographer in the UK in the early 1990s. From 2008 to 2017, Lorz curated various international projects, monographic and thematic exhibitions at the Haus der Kunst in Munich with artists such as Allora & Calzadilla (2008), Haegue Yang (2012), Joëlle Tuerlinckx (2013) and Laure Prouvost (2015). Her exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells (2015) toured extensively. In 2018, she was appointed chief curator at the Gropius Bau in Berlin, where together with Natasha Ginwala she co-curated And Berlin Will Always Need You. Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin (2019) and curated Thea Djordjadze’s exhibition all building as making (2021-2022). Since October 2021, Julienne Lorz is professor of “Expanded Museum Studies” at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.