Ed Atkins

Vortrag
Ed Atkins: Flat and Depressed
Dienstag, 2. Juli 2013, 19 Uhr, Aula

Known for his high-definition videos that defy narrative conventions, Ed Atkins (*1982, UK) works with filmic and text-based forms in technological transition. The artist considers HD technology deathlike because of how it intensifies the visibility of the filmed subject, creating an image that prioritizes its own representation over the language, character, and emotions of the figures it depicts. Often creating installations that include collage, drawing, and other mediums, the artist deploys this bodiless movie format to highlight the conflicting intimacies that today’s mechanisms of cultural production represent and allow us to achieve.

Atkins graduated with an MA from the Slade School of Art in 2009. In 2011 he was included in the group exhibition ‘Time Again’ at SculptureCenter, NY; co-organised ‘A Dying Artist’ at The ICA, London; was shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and had a solo show at Cabinet Gallery, London. He has been commissioned by Frieze Film and Channel 4, and had a solo presentation for Art Now at Tate Britain entitled ‘A Tumour (In English)’. In 2012 his work was exhibited as part of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ at JVA at Jerwood Space, London and he had solo projects at Chisenhale Gallery, London, Kunstverein Bonn and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin.  In November 2012 he was one of eight recipients of the Paul Hamlyn Award. Recent exhibitions in 2013 include "Or tears, of course", Temple Bar Gallery & Studios in Dublin, Ed Atkins - MoMA PS1 and the Venice Biennale. Atkins is based in London and represented by Cabinet Gallery.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.