Jimmy Durham & Dirk Snauwaert
Freitag, 8. Juli 2016, 19 Uhr, MMK 2
The concept artist, poet and activist Jimmie Durham has been politically active in the American civil rights movement since the early 1960s. His multi-faceted oeuvre is concerned with the relationship between history and context, architecture and monumentality, and takes a critical stance towards political power structures and narrations of national identity. He has an international reputation as one of the most prominent artists of the present and has been honoured with a large number of awards and exhibitions, for example at the Venice Biennale (1999, 2015, etc.) the Documenta (2012, 1992) and the 29th São Paulo Biennale (2010). He is represented in the exhibition An Imagined Museum at the MMK.
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Dirk Snauwaert has been the artistic director of the WIELS centre of contemporary art in Brussels since 2005. He has organized a large number of exhibitions internationally; at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) he curated the Belgian pavilion. In 1993 he staged the first Durham retrospective at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.