An anthology of texts on contemporary art during the second decade of the twenty-first century.
offers a subjective chronicle of contemporary art
during the second decade of the twenty-first century, seen through a
series of columns by curator, writer, and educator Maria Lind. Writing for
the print edition of ArtReview
, Lind considers individual
artworks and exhibitions and contributes to conversations and debates
developing in the art world and beyond. She explores work by Haegue
, Hassan Khan
, Uglycute, Tania
Perez-Cordova, and Walid Raad, among others, and discusses such
exhibitions as dOCUMENTA (13), the Sharjah Biennial 12, the 3rd Ural
Industrial Biennial, and several editions of the Venice Biennale.
Lind's writings are accompanied by other texts: artists Goldin+Senneby
discuss Lind's materialist approach through the use of the word “hand” in
the introduction to the volume; Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy reflects on how
writing can affect curatorial work, and vice versa; artist Ahmet
conducts an imagined interview with Lind; and Philippe
weaves a summary of the years between 2010 and 2018,
highlighting the notion of potentiality. A postscript by Lind's fellow
curator Joanna Warsza compiles a glossary of the book's key ideas and
Maria Lind is a curator and writer based in Stockholm. She was the director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2008 to 2010. She was director of Iaspis
in Stockholm 2005 to 2007 and from 2002 to 2004 was the director of Kunstverein München. From 1997 to 2001, Lind was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, where she was responsible for Moderna Museet Projekt. She was co-curator of Manifesta 2 in 1998. Lind has contributed widely to magazines and other publications, as well as to numerous exhibition catalogues. She was the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.