Marie Luise Syring
Marie Luise Syring (* 1944 in Paderborn ) is a German art critic and exhibition curator .
life and work
Marie Luise Syring attended an ancient language grammar school in Cologne and trained as a librarian after graduating from high school in 1963 . She first worked in Berlin , then studied in 1973 at the University of Perugia for foreigners , then attended courses in semiology by Roland Barthes at the Collège de France and lectures on the history of science by Michel Serres at the Sorbonne in Paris . She was briefly the private secretary of the French museum director and art critic Jacques Lassaigne.
She turned to art criticism and worked from 1975 to 1984 as a Paris correspondent for the Zurich art magazine " du ". She focused on observing the current art scene, described French art theory from the 1970s to 1990s and analyzed the Paris art discourse , which was particularly influenced by the French structuralists and at times by post-structuralist Marxism and psychoanalysis . As a freelance art critic, Marie Luise Syring wrote for Radio Bremen as well as the “Kunstforum”, “Art Press”, the “Mitteilungen des Institut für Moderne Kunst”, “Trace”, the “Kunstnachrichten” and other specialist journals for contemporary art .
In 1985 she organized an exhibition on contemporary French art on behalf of the “Association Française d'Action Artistique” (AFAA). From 1987 to 1989 she was a member of the jury of the State Purchase Commission for Contemporary Art of the “Fonds National des Arts Contemporains” (FNAC) and 1996 President of the jury for the final exams of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris .
In 1985 she became a research assistant at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf , which she headed from 1998 to 2001 as director. From 2001 to 2006 she took over the cultural development department at the Düsseldorf Museum Kunstpalast .
From 2001 to 2010 Syring was General Secretary of the German section of the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art (AICA), and from 2008 to 2010 General Secretary of the international AICA. From 2013 to 2016 she was President of the German section of AICA.
- Marcelle Cahn. From purism to purist abstraction, Zurich, Ed Schlégl, 1983
- Art in France since 1966. Broken language, shattered form, Cologne, DuMont 1986
- Jean Michel Alberola. Painting, history, geography and…, Düsseldorf, 1986
- around 1968. Concrete utopias in art and society, Cologne, DuMont Buchverlag, 1990
- Bill Viola. Never seen pictures. Düsseldorf, R.Meyer Verlag, 1993
- François Rouan. Taboo gardens, Cologne, Wienand Verlag, 1994
- Ludger Gerdes, Ostfildern, Cantz Verlag, 1994
- Happy end. Future and end times visions of the 90s, Cologne, Wienand Verlag, 1996
- Andreas Gursky. Photographs from 1984 to today, Munich, Schirmer / Mosel Verlag, 1998
- Metaforms. Deconstructivist Positions in Architecture and Art, Düsseldorf, 1999
- Wolfgang Kliege . Narrative Minimalism, in: Critical Lexicon of Contemporary Art, 2012
- In the maze of art criticism. Writings on art criticism, Vol. 22, Cologne / Deiningen, 2012
- Gottfried Honegger. Between chance and asceticism, in: Critical Lexicon of Contemporary Art, 2013
- François Rouan. A reality made of tatters and patches, in: Critical Lexicon of Contemporary Art, 2013
- Claude Viallat. The logic of structures, in: Critical Lexicon of Contemporary Art, 2016
- Percorsi / Parcours, Maison de la Culture, Rennes, 1984
- History as resistance. Aspects of contemporary art in France, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Bremen, Karlsruhe, 1985
- a different climate 2: women artists work with new media, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1985
- Rendez-Vous, Lothringer Strasse artist workshop, Munich, 1985
- Jean Michel Alberola. The painting, the history, the geography and ..., Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1986
- Stephen McKenna, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1986
- around 1968. Concrete utopias in art and society, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1990
- Sculptural events, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1991
- Bill Viola. Never seen pictures, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Stockholm, London, Lausanne, Madrid, Tel Aviv, 1992–93
- François Rouan. Taboo gardens, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Tokyo, 1994
- Ludger Gerdes, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grenoble, 1994
- Happy end. Future and end times visions of the 90s, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1996
- Andreas Gursky. Photographs from 1984 to today, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1998
- Katharina Fritsch / Alexej Koschkarow, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1999
- Metaforms. Deconstructivist Positions in Architecture and Art, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1999
- Grenzsignale, exhibition by DAAD scholars from South America in Santiago de Chile, 2003
- Literature by and about Marie Luise Syring in the catalog of the German National Library
|SURNAME||Syring, Marie Luise|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Syring, Marie-Luise|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German art critic and exhibition curator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paderborn|