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Artists Index: Barbara Steiner

Barbara Steiner, curator, editor, author and lecturer, lives in Leipzig.
In her work, Barbara Steiner focuses on politics of representation, institutional critique/criticality, architecture, design and display. She examines political, economic, social and cultural conditions and draws particular attention to various concerns and interconnected processes of negotiation. These are not only interesting in terms of theory and cultural discourse, but they also become evident in exhibitions and other art projects. Steiner’s exhibitions, lectures, and publications reveal that she views all of the institution’s activities and structures as integral parts of its programme. It is her aim to make these interdependencies the subject of public reflection and discussion. In 2012 and 2013, she was the Artistic Director of Europe (to the power of) n, a two-year project which took place in eleven cities in- and outside the European Union. From 2001 to 2011, Steiner was the Director of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (GfZK). Prior to that, she ran art associations in Ludwigsburg and Wolfsburg.