Talk 4: Collecting Contemporary Art. Conceptual and Minimalist Art Focus

In conversation with Daniel Marzona and Julian Heynen
November 5, 2018

Vartai gallery invited to participate in an educational talk about Collecting Contemporary Art, which was focused on conceptual and minimalist art. The main speakers were two well known curators and writers Julian Heynen (Germany) and Daniel Marzona (Germany). Julian Heynen is a curator and writer specialising in contemporary art. He has worked with and wrote about artists such as: Bruce Nauman, Thomas Schütte, Katharina Fritsch, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Andreas Gursky, Gregor Schneider, Gerhard Richter and many others. He was director of exhibitions at Kunstmuseen Krefeld and until 2016 artistic director of K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. In 2003 and 2005 Heynen was the commissioner of the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2008 he was co-curator of the Shanghai Biennale. In 2017 he curated the Georgian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Daniel Marzona is a curator, writer and gallery owner. He started his career as a curator and later on co-founded a publishing company. As an author and editor he published numerous publications and books on contemporary art in which "Minimal Art" and "Conceptual Art" were published by the art, architecture and design publishing company Taschen. Marzona also directed the Berlin branch of the Konrad Fischer Gallery and in 2014 opened his own "Daniel Marzona" gallery in Berlin.



Živilė and Jonas Garbaravičiai



Renata and Rolandas Valiūnai


Gallery supported by

Vilnius City Municipality, Art Fund, Vilma Dagilienė, Romas Kinka, Lietuvos Rytas, Ekskomisarų biuras


Media sponsor LRT

We are grateful to Daniel Marzona gallery and Hotel Pacai for collaboration.