Event

Talk: Mette Kjærgaard Præst

16 November 2016


Independent curator Mette Kjærgaard Præst discusses hysteria and how this term has transformed through history. Looking at its different iterations from the wandering womb in ancient Egypt and Greece until today, the talk will touch upon the aestheticised hysteric women in the Salpêtrière hospital, witches, train crashes, the glowing skin of Princess Diana, the tears of President Obama, and maybe even Gary Barlow.

Mette Kjærgaard Præst is an independent curator based in London. She is curator at PS/Y - an organisation that explores the interface of arts and health sciences, for which she curated the festival Acting Out, Nottingham, 2015. Recent independent projects include: FLUID PHOSPHORESCENCE, Residency Unlimited, New York, 2015; Morphologies, a year long public programme at Kunstraum, London, 2014-2015; Dizziness of freedom, part of Anxiety Festival London, 2014; Flirting, playing, eating, drinking, talking, laughing, Kunstraum, London, 2014; and Party for freedom by Oreet Ashery with Artangel, London, 2013. Mette Kjærgaard Præst holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London.

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