Since January 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum has been inviting leading figures from the world of Modern and Contemporary art to spend time at the museum and speak publicly about their responses to it. The list of past speakers includes Jeff Koons, Edmund de Waal, Nan Goldin, Tobias Meyer, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Sandy Nairne, Thomas Demand, John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, David Dawson, Ugo Rondinone and many more.
For 2015, a series of five talks will be presented. Each talk will introduce a different player from the art world, prominent within his or her field: an artist, a dealer, a collector, a critic and a museum director. In this way, we will present a diversity of fascinating viewpoints on the state and health of art and museums today. More precise details will be announced shortly.