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Ruth Noack (*1964) is a curator, art historian and teacher, based in Berlin. She is concerned with feminist and film theory. She was the curator of Documenta 12 in Kassel (2007), a series of exhibitions entitled The Government (2003-2005), Things we don’t understand (2000) or the biennale in Busan in 2012. She is concerned with her concept „essay-exhibitions“, a series of exhibitions dealing with issues of our contemporary life. The first in this series was an exhibition called Notes on Crisis, Currency and Consumption (2015) in the Gallery Raum mit Licht. This exhibition will be followed by Sleeping with a Vengeance − Dreaming of a Life and Fragments and Compounds.
She has been teaching at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, at the Royal College of Art in London and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the studio of Šaloun, at present she is a university lecturer at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem in Holland. During the last few years she was working on her project Museum in School, where she tests and experiments with the institutional conditions of the educational system and the possibilities to involve art in the process of education. A part of the project was tested in September 2016 in a school in Berlin.
Ruth Noack has written books, e.g. Sanja Ivekovic: Triangle for Afterall Books and Agency, Ambivalence, Analysis. Approaching the Museum with Migration in Mind (both published in 2013).

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