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Roger M. Buergel

Exhibition Organiser and Author, Artistic Director, documenta XII

Roger M. Buergel is artistic director of documenta XII, which will take place in 2007. He has curated numerous exhibitions including ‘Things we don’t understand’, with Ruth Noack, Generali Foundation, Vienna (2000); ‘Governmentality. Art in conflict with the international hyper-bourgeoisie and the national petty bourgeoisie’, Alte Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2000) and ‘The Subject and Power – the lyrical voice’, CHA Moscow (2001). Most recently, he curated ‘The Government’ (2003–05) with Ruth Noack, which was presented at Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Miami Art Central, Secession, Vienna and Witte de With, Rotterdam. He has also written several books including Peter Friedl, Leipzig and Amsterdam, 1999 and Abstrakter Expressionismus. Konstruktionen ästhetischer Erfahrung, Leipzig and Amsterdam, 2000 and contributes regularly to Texte zur Kunst and springerin - hefte für gegenwartskunst.

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