Kunstens Ansigter: Moderne kunstformidling, kuratorisk praksis og Heideggers æstetik

Joakim Sass Züger, Frederik Vad Nielsen, Carl Nors Mariager, Oliver Søgaard & Mathias Krøyer Veirup

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study aims to investigate the development of the curatorial field in relation to its theory and practice, and in which ways the propagation of art in a modern art institution affects the reception of the exhibition and its artworks. In doing so, the study presents the philosophy of Martin Heidegger relating his phenomenological approach to the work of art and discusses its application on modern art. On the basis of these perspectives, the representative curating taking place during SMK’s exhibition “What’s Happening?”, is analyzed and used to showcase some of the strengths and weaknesses of modern curatorial practice and how it performs when aligned with the aforementioned theories of aesthetics as developed by Martin Heidegger. This study concludes by proposing an incompatibility of the theory put forth by Heidegger and the modern curatorial practice by virtue of the change in forms of expression since the theory was first developed. The curator is thus a necessity insofar as the exhibition space is seen as a collection of disparate elements where works of art are seen as fragments of the totality of the exhibitionary purpose.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015


  • curator
  • Dasein
  • art
  • Statens Museum for Kunst
  • Anette Hvidt
  • Martin Heidegger