Marianne Wagner is curator of contemporary art at the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster and was co-curator, together with Britta Peters and the artistic director Kasper König, of Sculpture Projects 2017. As head of the Sculpture Projects Archive she has recently launched a multi-year research project, in cooperation with the University of Münster and funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung, to work on the exhibition’s archival materials and history. Besides curating exhibition projects, Wagner writes on contemporary art, with a focus on performance art, speech acts and knowledge transfer, sociology of art and institutional critique. For her PhD dissertation on the subject of Lecture Performance: Speech Acts as Performance Art since 1950, in 2014 she was awarded with the Joseph Beuys Prize for Research.
Photo credits: Erik Hinz