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'A Place for the Work and the Human Being'

3. Stefan Kalmár

Trades Hall of Glasgow, 85 Glassford St, Glasgow G1 1UH

Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday 16 May, 6pm

'A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today and speakers include artists, architects, curators and others.

For the third event in the series we are delighted to present a conversation with Stefan Kalmár.

Stefan Kalmár joined the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, as Director in January 2017 and is part of the artistic team for Manifesta 13 Marseille 2020. He was previously Executive Director & Curator at Artists Space, New York; Director of Kunstverein München; Director of the Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge; and Artistic Director at Cubitt Gallery, London.

The event takes place in the Saloon of Trades Hall of Glasgow, designed by Robert Adam in 1791–1794. The medieval cathedral aside, Trades Hall is the oldest building in Glasgow still in regular use for its original purpose.

Refreshments will be served after the event.

The title 'A Place for the Work and the Human Being' is borrowed from the sub-title of a text by Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943 – 2005), ‘The Art Museum of My Dreams’, written in 1986, translated into English in 2013 and now out of print.


Trades Hall is a fully accessible venue. There is an audio induction loop in place for use by people with hearing aids, a BSL interpreter is available by appointment (this must be requested at least 1 week prior to the event date). Assistance dogs are welcome. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding access.