Episode 16 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / ENGLISH VOICE OVER / Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of Kunstsammlung NRW Düsseldorf.
August 2020, 43 min., Language: German with english voice overEnglish voice over of a conversation with Prof. Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer, since 2017 Director of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20/K21 in Düsseldorf. Susanne also curated the German pavilion of the Biennale di Venezia 2011, which was originally planned to be designed by Christoph Schlingensief. The pavilion received the „Golden Lion“, the highest award of the Biennale. In 2013 she also curated the German contribution to the 55th Venice Biennial. Susanne gives personal insights and speaks about the moment in which she understood how deeply art is connected with life, when encountering works by Mike Kelley or Bruce Nauman during her studies in the early 1990ies. She relates in depth what art means for her personally and reveals that she is driven by the wish to move things. She also explains what it takes to lead an institution with a world class collection into the future – on the human, as well as political and structural level and leaves us with a very positive outlook into whats coming next.