Episode 66 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / SUSANNE TITZ, Director, Mönchengladbach
Recorded 22 August, 2022, 43 min., language english, Portrait photo Stefanie Genenger

The Museum and the City. Since 2004 Susanne Titz is director of Museum Abteiberg, the Museum of the City of Mönchengladbach, which is known internationally for it’s unique architecture and also the special collection it holds. Susanne talks her early fascination with art as experience, art as part of life. She talks in depth the role space and architecture play to exhibit and also understand art and the different approaches the Museum develops to reach it’s diverse audiences. The team of Museum Abteiberg creates multifaceted exhibition and educational formats and establishes deep connections to the civic community of the city, it’s people, the schools, the administration and politics etc. to ensure the Museums relevance for the society of the future. For her, contemporary art and the artists that create it are role models for young people to experience freedom of spirit, empowerment and building a hopeful future. The Museum therefore provides a space – physically as well as psychologically – in which these other visions of society and humanity can be experienced.

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