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Maria Lind

The Trade Halls of Glasgow, 85 Glassford St, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1UH

29 April 2010

'Detours' is an ongoing series of talks presenting views from elsewhere by leading curators, critics and museum directors. Speakers explore the connection between practice and context: looking at how different institutions and professional practices have taken shape in relation to specific places or situations.

As part of the 'Detours' series, The Common Guild presented Maria Lind, Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Now leading one of the most important curatorial training courses, Maria Lind is an acclaimed curator who was formerly Director of the Kunstverein München (2002– 04) where she ran experimental programme involving artists such as Annika Eriksson, Deimantas Narkevicius, Marion von Osten, Philippe Parreno, and others, which included: a year-long retrospective with Christine Borland (2002– 03), showing one piece at a time, and a retrospective project in the form of a seven-day workshop with Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004).

The Trades Hall of Glasgow was designed by Robert Adam in 1791 — 94. The medieval cathedral aside, it is the building is the oldest in Glasgow still in regular use for its original purpose.

'Detours' is a collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art.