Swiss Art Talks: Simon Castets


Swiss Art Talks: Simon Castets

In partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon | With the support of Association Philippe Jabre

Thursday 6 October, 19:00 to 20:30

In English
Free admission

Curator Simon Castets talks about his curatorial projects, including the long-term research project 89plus, initiated with curator and Serpentine Gallery Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Simon Castets is the Director of the Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art. He holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the University of Columbia and an M.A. in Cultural Management from Sciences Po, Paris. Together with Hans Ulrich Obrist he cofounded 89plus, a long-term research project about the generation that began in 1989. Projects include the co-curated group exhibition Champs Elysées, with Julie Boukobza and Nicola Trezzi (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013) and a solo exhibition of Sarah Ortmeyer (Federico Vavassori, Milan, 2013). His writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and periodicals including Mousse, PIN UP, Flash Art, and Kaleidoscope.