A Public Inducing: “If I choose you would you choose me?”


Curator Jonathan Carroll and Artist Achim Lengerer invited to a presentation where both residents of the Deutsche Börse Frankfurter Kunstverein have induced information on their respective practises for the benefit of the invited audience. Mimicing the experience of an artist being invited to participate in a group exhibition, Carroll and Lengerer have been brought together by being chosen by a third party to spend a short period living together in the residency at the Kunstverein. With this experience in mind , both the curator from Ireland and the artist from Germany/Netherlands have chosen to remain ignorant of each others working lives in order to allow this discovery to happen while presenting to a live audience. Both have interviewed and presented the other and have shown much of the work they have been involved in.

Jonathan Caroll was the assistant curator of Project Arts Centre and curator of Visual Arts for The St Patrick’s Festival and a member of the panel of curators for the Goethe-Institut Irland. He is a graduate of Art History, Cultural Management and Curating Contemporary Art.

Achim Lengerer was educated at the Academy for Film and TV, FAMU, Prague, the Städelschule, Frankfurt and the Slade School of Fine Arts, London. Lengerer is founder of the labelfuerproduktion/lfp and co-founder of the freitagsküche (Berlin and Frankfurt am Main). In 2006/ 07 Lengerer was a fine art researcher at the Jan-van-Eyck Academie. Lengerer is about to open the showroom and instant publishing house “Scriptings” in Amsterdam.