Quadrilogy is a multi-regional exhibition and research project of the Burger Collection curated by Daniel Kurjaković.





The Burger Collection continues its Theory/Conversations series that is part of the research conducted within the multi-regional exhibition project entitled Quadrilogy. The conversations with artists, art historians and theorists seek to illuminate some of the artistic practices in the collection and to frame some of the urgent questions in the present context of a multi-regional art system. The latest interviews with Johan Pousette and Manuel Cirauqui are now available: Swedish curator Johan Pousette sheds light on the question of how geographical, political and historical parameters of a specific exhibition site (here the south-Slavic region of the Balkans) reflect back on the curatorial strategies deployed. Spanish curator and critic Manuel Cirauqui argues for an extended notion of intellectual activity; he calls for an ethically inclined practice aiming at institutional change and transformation.




In preparing its future Hong Kong exhibition the Burger Collection recently funded the independent platform entitled Writing Fotan. It consisted of a series of discussions and a seminar rooted in the Fotanian artist studios, a self-organized site of artistic production. From the point of view of a younger generation of local writers, artists and curators Writing Fotan specifically addressed the gap between the wider audience and the art practitioners, between creative industry initiatives such as the West Kowloon Cultural District, and the local artist communities aiming for critical thinking and aesthetic radicalism. The future Hong Kong project by the Burger Collection will relate to some of the local cultural concerns, but will also make the city in a more general sense the site for research and artistic practices from abroad concerned with multi-regionalism.





Aside from its own exhibition and research project of the Quadrilogy, the Burger Collection regularly responds to loan requests from artists and institutions in its open policy of making works available to the general public. The following works of the Burger Collection can be presently seen on tour:

Jonas Burgert, Kaltlauf, 2010, at Kunsthalle Tübingen, 10/12/10 - 6/3/11

Ranbir Kaleka, He Was A Good Man, 2007/2008, at the Singapore Art Museum, 14/1/11 - 17/2/11

Gilbert & George, Jesus Suits, 2008
at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, 24/2/11 - 22/5/11


Photo 1: Local Shop, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, 2011,
© Burger Collection

Photo 2: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, House with Pool, 2004, High Definition Video with sound transferred to DVD, duration: 20 min 31 sec, loop, installation dimensions variable, Courtesy H/B Studio, © Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

Photo 3: Writing Fontan, Public Forum, Fontan Studios, Hong Kong, 2011, © Writing Fontan/Burger Collection


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