Susanne Neubauer is an independent curator and art historian. She studied art history, economics and film at the Universities of Zurich and Munich and was a curator at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, from 2002-9 where she worked with artists such as Anton Henning, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Minette Vári and Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven. She initiated and organized thematic exhibitions such as Documentary Creations (2005) and Projection. Chan, EXPORT, Fischli/Weiss, Gander, Gillick, Graham, Knoebel, Parker, Streuli (2006) and has worked with institutions such as Magazin 4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Manchaster Art Gallery, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, LehmbruckMuseum Duisburg and Moderna Museet Stockholm. In 2005 she founded www.ptproject.net, a webbased plattform to publish documentary photographs of Paul Thek's environment of the 1970s. As a researcher she completed her PhD entitled Paul Thek Reproduced, 1969-1977 at the University of Zurich (published with Silke Schreiber Verlag, Munich in 2011) and is currently working on an experimental and documentary exhibition series on the European environmental work of Paul Thek. She was commissioned a new book on Paul Thek by JRP|Ringier Zurich, Paul Thek in Process (2012).
The current project on Paul Thek is documented on
Susanne Neubauer's further research investigates the interpersonal relationships and the transcultural dimension of Brazilian art of the 1950s and 1960s in Germany and Switzerland within the globalized context of art history, with a particular focus on the work of Lygia Clark. Next to being an associated researcher at the Free University Berlin, research group "Transculturality in the Arts", she was a research fellow at TrAIN, University of the Arts in London in spring 2012 and served as a conference moderator on Brazilian constructivism and its relationship to Swiss concrete art. She is also a specialist in the history of the slide projection in art and art history and also publishes on video art and documentary film strategies.
March 22: opening of the exhibition Paul Thek in Process (Stockholm), Moderna Museet Stockholm, with a discussion between Susanne Neubauer, Olle Granath and Björn Springfeldt.
" ' It would be MUCH MORE DIFFICULT ... “later"' - Zur Ausstellung von ephemerem Werk, Künstlerbiographie und Forschungsprozess am Beispiel von Paul Thek, in Process", in Die Ausstellungskopie als mediales Konstrukt, materielle Rekonstruktion und historische Dekonstruktion, éd. Annette Tietenberg (Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2013) (forthcoming)
“Framed Devices. Paul Thek’s ‘Technological Reliquaries’”, in: John Welchman (ed.), Sculpture in the Vitrine, Leeds: The Henry Moore Foundation/Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013 (forthcoming).
Lorenz Estermann "metropolar", essay (forthcoming).
Documents on « Paul Thek in Process », print-on-demand (forthcoming)
last update: Jan 31, 2013