Sabine Folie appointed artistic and managing director of the Generali Foundation

Sabine Folie appointed artistic and managing director of the Generali Foundation

Generali Foundation

December 15, 2007

Sabine Folie appointed artistic and managing director of the Generali Foundation.

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Sabine Folie leads Generali Foundation into the future

Sabine Folie has been appointed artistic and managing director of the Generali Foundation, where she takes over programming from mid-February 2008. She will be responsible for exhibition and publication coordination, event management, the expansion and management of the collection and of reference facilities (archive, library, media lounge), the Foundation’s education program, and public relations.

Sabine Folie has been chief curator at Kunsthalle Wien since 1998. Besides her focus on art history, her research interests range from issues in cultural studies through feminist art and literature. Since fall 2005, she has also been teaching at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Numerous exhibitions and publications, including: Rodney Graham. Cinema Music Video; A Baroque Theater. Moments of World Theater in Contemporary Art. Dinos and Jake Chapman, Wim Delvoye, Ulrike Grossarth, Yvonne Rainer, Paul Thek (with M. Glasmeier); Yayoi Kusama (with F. Gautherot, Kim Seung-duk, X. Douroux, P. Pique, E. Troncy); Tableaux Vivants. Living Pictures and Attitudes in Photography, Film and Video (with M. Glasmeier); „Lieber Maler, male mir…“ Radical Realism after Picabia (with A. Gingeras, B. Perica); Marcel Broodthaers (with G. Mackert); Eva Hesse. Transformations. The Sojourn in Germany 1964/65; Sculpture. Precarious Realism between Melancholy and the Comic; Yang Fudong (with G. Matt); The Impossible Theater. Performativity in the works of Pawel Althamer, Tadeusz Kantor, Katarzyna Kozyra, Robert Kusmirowski, and Artur Zmijewski; “Seek the Extremes…” Dorothy Iannone / Lee Lozano; William Pope. L. – Trophy Room.
Dr. Folie was born in Bozen in 1962 and is an Italian citizen. She received her doctorate in art history and ancient history.

Ms. Folie’s appointment followed an international call for applications. She was selected unanimously by a committee comprising: Monika Faber, Chief curator of the photography collection, Albertina, Vienna; Julian Heynen, artistic director, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf; Edelbert Koeb, director, MUMOK, Vienna; and Roland Waespe, director, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.

Dietrich Karner, president of the Generali Foundation, has expressed his confidence that Sabine Folie is the best choice for a director to lead the Generali Foundation into the future as an extraordinary and internationally acclaimed art institution. Dr. Folie brings not only the personal and professional qualifications to sustain the rigorous program and profile of the collection, but also the ability to continue its development in the light of new circumstances.

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