ARTIST TALK: SUSKEN ROSENTHAL
Academy of Contemporary Art
Thursday 16th of February 16.30
Susken Rosenthal is a German artist and curator. Her conceptual works are based on the exploration of space and perception.
Her large-scale installations are mostly set up temporarily in public spaces and developed in relation to the environment and its architectonical, social or natural characteristics. These artistic interventions are manipulating the place. The artistic work and the environment become a unity that changes the everyday function and the esthetics of the site.
Her work as a curator is closely linked to her work as an artist. Since 1996 she is Director of Kunstpflug e.V.
KUNSTPFLUG is a non-profit artist-run initiative that is based in the countryside in the area Land Brandenburg in East Germany – just one hour South West of Berlin. The intention of KUNSTPFLUG is to produce contemporary art projects in public spaces of rural areas. These interdisciplinary, participatory and site-specific art projects are both contrasting to and reflecting typical local subjects based on the post-wall development such as demographical change in small cities in former GDR..
Susken Rosenthal graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin (UdK) and California Institute of Arts. She works and lives in Berlin and Land Brandenburg.