Episode 70 / Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen | PATRIZIA DANDER, head of the curatorial department

This is a special anniversary Episode, our 70th release and the first one in 2023 – therefore it is with a special person. Patrizia Dander recently took on the post of head of the curatorial department at the acclaimed Kunstsammlung NRW K20K21 in Düsseldorf. Her path into the arts was an individual and unusual one. Always being interested in the humanities, she first started studying psychology and more and more discovered how art not only fulfilled a personal inclination, but also gave her new insights and instilled a deep curiosity, that didn’t leave her until today. Patrizia talks her early life, her fathers interest in art, how she left her studies for an internship at the Kunstverein in Düsseldorf, how the support of people and the collaboration with them shaped and paved her way into the arts and how she was learning by doing. Patricia covers her career stations from the beginnings and talks in depth about each space and institution. She openly gives insights about the possibilities and challenges she faced at the respective institutions and what her attitude is in dealing with new spaces and situations.
46 min., recorded December 22, 2022, language english.