Lecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

About the exhibition “The Great World Theater. 90 Years of the Salzburg Festival”

Following an introduction by Virgil Widrich, Agnes Hannes talked about "curating" in the cultural field. On the basis of the exhibition "The Organized World Theater. 90 Years of the Salzburg Festival", realized by checkpointmedia in 2010, Agnes Hannes explored the curating process, highlighting essential questions and strategies as well as its creative potential: How to develop an exhibitionstoryline for a complicated topic? From which point of view is the story told and, in particular, who is the target audience? Are there any key objects? How can the visitors’ gaze be directed? Which modes of transmission are most appropriate? Are the texts understandable? Together with the students of Art & Science these questions were  discussed and debated with the help of sketches, screen-plays, wall displays, object lists and construction photographs of the selected exhibition.