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Art director

Jean-Christophe Ammann, Swiss art director. Decorated Officier Des Arts et Des Lettres, Goethe-medal City of Frankfurt, Germany; recipient Culture award, Wormland Foundation, 2001, Doctor Herbert Zapp award for cultural excellence, 2006.

Background

Ammann, Jean-Christophe was born on January 14, 1939 in Berlin.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Fribourg, Switzerland, 1966.

Career

Assistant Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, 1967-1968. Director Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1968-1977, Kunsthalle, Basle, Switzerland, 1978-1988, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, 1989—2001, professor Germany, since 1998. Commissioner German Pavillion of Biennial of Venice, Italy, 1995.

Lecturer University Frankfurt/M. and Giessen, since 1992, University Heidelberg, 2001—2002.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Rèmy Zaugg—Discussion with Jean-Christophe Ammann, 1994, (with Harald Szeemann) Von Hodler zur Antiform, 1968, Louis Moilliet: Das Gesamtwerk, 1972, Bewegung im Kopf. Vom Umgang mit der Kunst, 1993, Kulturfinanzierung, 1995, Annäherung. Über die Notwendigkeit von Kunst, 1996, Remy Zaugg-Conversation with Jean Christophe Ammann, French edition, 1990, German edition, 1994, Das Glück Zu Sehen, 1998, (with Corinna Thierolf) In the Beginning the Word.

      About Language in Contemporary Art, 2006.

      Co-organizer of documenta 5, Kassel, 1972. Curator: 9th Triennial small sculptures, Fellbach-Stuttgart, Germany, van Gogh bis Beuys at Aussenstellungshalle, Bonn, 2005. Organizer (with Natalie De Ligt): Ninth Triennial of Small Sculptures, Fellbach-Stuttgart, 2004.