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Exhibition Histories Talks: Ruth Noack

12 dec 2013
Public talk
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

We are pleased to announce the fourth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with the Whitechapel Gallery in London. On Thursday 12 December 2013 Ruth Noack will be in conversation with Afterall’s Pablo Lafuente.

Each talk takes the form of a focused discussion between a member of the Afterall or Whitechapel Gallery team and the curator of an exhibition or series of exhibitions. Ruth Noack and Pablo Lafuente will discuss curatorial projects that have been pivotal to Noack’s practice, including ‘Dinge, die wir nicht verstehen’ (Things We Don’t Understand, 2000), a show that sought to explore the role of irritation and bewilderment in contemporary art, and the exhibition series The Government (2003–05), both co-curated with Roger M. Buergel.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Ruth Noack
Thursday 12 December 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £8.00 (Concessions £6.00). For more information email events[at]

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

View video recording here.

This event is kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut London