WRITER AND CURATOR
• Möntmann’s Scandalous: A Reader on Art and Ethics (2014) takes a thorough look at the ubiquity of images of violence and humiliation in visual culture.
• She believes that small arts organizations have the subversive potential to experiment with interactions between diverse interest groups and create international platforms.
Curator Nina Möntmann has researched and written on the changing role of art institutions in response to global economic changes, art as social space, definitions of communities as social units in public space, and the repercussions of globalization processes in India. In 2008, she curated the exhibition If We Can’t Get It Together at the Power Plant in Ontario, Canada, which discussed the role that communication plays in shaping ideas of community. She has also written extensively on the ubiquity of images of violence and humiliation in visual culture in Scandalous: A Reader on Art and Ethics (2014). Möntmann is currently a professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and has worked as a curator at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, a correspondent for Artform, and a curatorial advisor for Manifesta 7.