Natasha Ginwala is an independent curator, researcher and writer. She is currently part of the artistic team of the 8th Berlin Biennale. Recent projects include, Landings, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and partner organizations (with Vivian Ziherl) and The Museum of Rhythm, Taipei Biennial 2012 (with Anselm Franke).
Vivian Ziherl is a curator, researcher and writer. Since 2011 she has been a Curator at If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. Recent projects include Landings, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and partner organisations (with Natasha Ginwala) and StageIt! (Part 1 & 2) at the Stedelijk Museum, 2012/2013 (with Hendrik Folkerts).
Conceived by curators Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl. Landings is initiated upon invitation of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) and presented with partner organizations including Studium Generale Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam); the Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam); the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); BARBERSHOP (Lisbon); Campo Adentro (Madrid); David Roberts Art Foundation (London); Iniva (London) in collaboration with NGBK (Berlin).
The first session focused on the question: How we might understand Tagore’s legacy as relevant for contemporary art practice and curating? By this, we don’t mean to insist on a relation or any relevancy, but to use Tagore’s ideas (which might be understood to be futurological, as well as ideological and arcane) as a springboard to engage in discussions about contemporary curating and artistic practice.