Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071

Hendrik Folkerts
Feb 15, 2018 (6pm)

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Please join us for a talk by curator Hendrik Folkerts presented in relationship to our concurrent exhibition Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form.

Hendrik Folkerts is the Dittmer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Art Institute of Chicago and one of the curators of documenta 14, which will took place in Kassel and Athens in 2017. He studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in contemporary art and theory, feminist practices and performance. From 2010 until 2015 he was curator of Performance, Film & Discursive Programs at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Prior to this, Folkerts was co-ordinator of the Curatorial Program at De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam from 2009 until 2011. He frequently publishes in journals and magazines such as South as a State of Mind, Mousse Magazine, Artforum, The Exhibitionist, Metropolis M, The Journal for Art and Public Space, Afterall Online, as well as monographs and exhibition catalogues. Folkerts is (co-)editor of Shadowfiles: Curatorial Education (Amsterdam: de Appel arts centre, 2013) (with Ann Demeester) and Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective (Amsterdam: AUP, 2015) (with Christoph Lindner and Margriet Schavemaker). He is one of the founding editors of the peer-reviewed journal Stedelijk Studies.

For more information on the exhibition, Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form Installation in collaboration with Norman Kelley, click here.


Unless otherwise noted,
all events take place at:

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago

Wednesday through Saturday, 11a.m.6 p.m.

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Events are held in the ballroom on the third floor which is only accessible by stairs.
The first floor of the Madlener House is accessible via an outdoor lift. Please call 312.787.4071 to make arrangements.