Clemens von Wedemeyer: Casting Memory

Clemens von Wedemeyer: Casting Memory
Mittwoch, 7. Mai 2014, 19 Uhr, Aula

This talk will be about manifest interactions of film and history, focussing on von Wedemeyer’s last multi-film exhibition „The Cast“ Maxxi, Rome (2013) with more references to the feature film installation shown at documenta(13): „Muster“ as well as earlier short films.

Clemens von Wedemeyer was born in 1974 in Göttingen, Germany. The artist creates installations and videos as a spatial form of the essay-film, full of historical references and metaphoric images as if they were documentaries. The linearity of the narrative, however, is often interrupted in order to show the changes and developments within the structures of power that, in his films, are primarily reflected on architecture and social attitudes.

Clemens von Wedemeyer lives and works in Berlin. After studying photography, in 2002 he graduated from the HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. Solo exhibitions (selected): Kunstverein Braunschweig (2014, upcoming), MAXXI, Rome (2013); The Fourth Wall, St. Paul Gallery, Auckland, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand; Paco das Artes, Sao Paolo (2012), The Repetition Festival Show, Galleria Civica Trento, Trento (2011); Sun Cinema, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris (2011), Metropolis, Report from China, FrankfurterKunstverein, Frankfurt (2011). Group exhibitions (selected): dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012) Intense Proximity, La Triennale Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Eurasia: Geographic cross-overs in art, MART, Rovereto (2008), 4th Biennial of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2006), Moscow Biennial, 2005

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.