PUBLIC LECTURE AT THE PHYSICS ROOM
DIRECTOR OF WITTE DE WITH
Monday 11 December 2006, 6pm
The Physics Room
Nicolaus Schafhausen tours New Zealand thanks to the ARTSPACE and Creative New Zealand International Visitors Programme
and the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Wellington.
Nicolaus Schafhausen is the artistic and financial director of Witte de With centre for contemporary art in Rotterdam,
The Netherlands. Schafhausen (b.1965) is an experienced curator, speaker and advisor in the visual arts field. He has
directed several institutions in Germany and initiated projects and publications in and outside of Europe. Schafhausen
was director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein (1999 - 2005), and he has been the founding director of the initiative for a
European Kunsthalle in Cologne since 2005. Schafhausen is the Curator of the German Pavilion for the 52nd Venice
Biennale in 2007.
Nicolaus Schafhausen is visiting New Zealand in December and will be giving talks and visiting galleries in Auckland,
Christchurch, New Plymouth and Wellington. He will speak on artist Isa Genzken and the 52nd Venice Biennale, as well as
the non-collecting institution, biennales and periodic exhibitions, art publishing and its distribution.
His lecture dates are:
Monday 11 December 6pm, The Physics Room, Christchurch
Wednesday 13 December 6pm, City Gallery Wellington
Saturday 16 December 6pm [exhibition opening speech], Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Monday 18 December 6pm, ARTSPACE, Auckland