Art Insight: History

Read trends in contemporary art ahead of time through the eyes of global leaders

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Genuine advice from leaders who anticipate the future


All around the world, numerous exhibitions, biennales and various art events are being held, and their themes and approaches are diverse indeed. Would it not be great to have a bird’s-eye view of the course and trends in contemporary art, to have foresight, to take a step ahead and even overtake the trend? It would be insightful to gain the perspective of global leaders on contemporary art, and what directions art must take to move forward. This corner may hold the keys to these curious enigmas.

This corner will feature leading museum curators, art critics, and art directors from around the world. The industry leaders will be interviewed to share their insightful perspectives and unique opinions on contemporary art. The audience will be presented an opportunity to not only comprehend contemporary art trends, but also look into trends of the near future. The audience will explore future possibilities for progress, standing on the shoulder of giants and leading figures in contemporary art.

Art Insight #26: Serge Lasvignes

Serge Lasvignes was born in Toulouse, France in 1954. He holds an agrégation in literature and is a former student of the École nationale d’administration (class of 1989). Beginning his career at the Conseil d’État, he went on to become Director of General and International Affairs and Cooperation at the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education, Research and Professional Integration from 1995 to 1996, before becoming Director of Legal Affairs at the same ministry from 1996 to 1997. He was subsequently made Director at the General Secretariat of the Government (1997-2006) before becoming General Secretary of the Government from 2006 to 2015. Serge Lasvignes is President and CEO of the Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, and President of the Boards of the Bibliothèque publique d’information (Bpi), the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (Ircam) as well as that of the Centre Pompidou-Metz since April 2015.

Art Insight #25: Martin Honzik

Born in 1970, in Austria, Martin Honzik is an artist and the director of Ars Electronic Festival. He studied visual experimental design at Linz Art University, and received a master’s degree in culture and media management. Martin Honzik participated in ‘OK Center for Contemporary Art’ as one of the members, and joined Ars Electronica Futurelab in 2001. He has been the director of the Ars Electronic Festival since 2006.

  • Art Insight #24: Frances Morris

    Director of Tate Modern

  • Art Insight #23: Jean de Loisy

    President of Palais de Tokyo

  • Art Insight #22: Maria Lind

    Artistic Director of Gwangju Biennale 2016

  • Art Insight #21: Hedwig Fijen

    Director of Manifesta

  • Art Insight #20: Marc Spiegler

    Marc Spiegler Global Director, Art Basel ⓒ Art Basel

    Art Insight #20: Marc Spiegler

    Art Basel Global Director

  • Art insight #19: Jim Richardson

    Art insight #19: Jim Richardson

    Founder of MuseumNext

  • Art Insight #18: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Art Insight #18: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA(13)

  • Art Insight #17: Hoor Al-Qasimi

    Art Insight #17: Hoor Al-Qasimi

    President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation

  • Art Insight #16: Susanne Gaensheimer

    Art Insight #16: Susanne Gaensheimer

    Director of MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

  • Art Insight #15: Maja Hoffmann

    Art Insight #15: Maja Hoffmann

    Executive Director of LUMA Arles·President of the LUMA Foundation

  • Art Insight #14: Gregory Burke

    Art Insight #14: Gregory Burke

    The Executive Director and CEO of Remai Modern

  • Art Insight #13: Chris Dercon

    Art Insight #13: Chris Dercon

    Director of Tate Modern

  • Adam D. Weinberg

    Art Insight #12: Adam D. Weinberg

    The Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Lorenzo Rudolf

    Art Insight #11: Lorenzo Rudolf

    Founder and Director of Art Stage Singapore

  • Colette Barbier

    Art Insight #10: Colette Barbier

    Director of Fondation d’entreprise Ricard

  • Michael Govan

    Art Insight #9: Michael Govan

    Director of LACMA

  • Lars Nittve

    Art Insight #8: Lars Nittve

    Executive Director of M+, West Kowloon Cultural District

  • Jean Boghossian

    Art Insight #7: Jean Boghossian

    President of the Boghossian Foundation

  • Melissa Chiu

    Art Insight #6: Melissa Chiu

    Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

  • Philip Tinari

    Art Insight #5: Philip Tinari

    Explorer who leads Chinese art scene through dynamic projects

  • Massimiliano Gioni

    Art Insight #4: Massimiliano Gioni

    Innovator with distinct direction and proposal for where the art world should go

  • Annette Kulenkampff

    Art Insight #3: Annette Kulenkampff

    Directing questions on the fundamental of art and society through documenta in Kassel

  • Nicolas Bourriaud

    Art Insight #2: Nicolas Bourriaud

    Meet the Curator of Taipei Biennial 2014, Nicolas Bourriaud

  • Okwui Enwezor

    Art Insight #1: Okwui Enwezor

    Meet Okwui Enwezor, the director of Venice Biennale 2015

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