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Nina Möntmann is a curator and writer. Her recent projects focus on the changing conditions of art institutions, models of relationality in art and institutional practice, the role of communities as social entities of the public sphere, and artist collectives in the Southern Hemisphere. She has been curator at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), in Helsinki from 2003-2006.
Current Projects: "Impossible India. Parallel Economies and Contemporary Art Production", Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2006. "Spaces of Conflict. An audio-visual research based Essay on Institutional Spaces" with the artits Mike Bode & Staffan Schmidt at Secession, Vienna; Rooseum, Malmö; Contemporary Art Center Vilnius; Nasjonalmuseet Olso; Kunsthalle Helsinki; x-room, Copenhagen and Kunst-Werke Berlin (2004-2005). "Opacity. Art Institutions, Current Considerations and the Economy of Desire", a groupshow at UKS, Oslo (2005).
Previous projects include include "Sound aka Space" within the framework of "Aussendienst", Hamburg (2000), "04131 Town Projects", presented in public spaces in Lüneburg, (2001), and "minimalisms" Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1998. Her recent book "At and its Institutions" is published by Black Dog Publishing, London, 2006. further publications: Mapping a City (edited together with Yilmaz Dziewior), Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern Ruit 2004/; / Kunst als Sozialer Raum,/ published by the Verlag Buchandlung Walther König, Cologne in 2002; Die Visualität der Theorie vs. Die Theorie des Visuellen/(edited together with Dorothee Richter), Frankfurt a.M. 2004.
She is frequently contributing to Artforum, Le Monde Diplomatique, Parachute, Frieze.
How far removed have museums become from their original significance?
as author at THE NEXT STEP International Conference of Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ljubljana 2009,
together with: Sabine Breitwieser, Charles Esche,