Tuesday Talks: Kurt Johannessen
|Starts:||11:00 26 Feb 2019|
|Ends:||12:30 26 Feb 2019|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art.
The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.
Free, no need to book. 11am-12:30pm.
26 Feb: Kurt Johannessen
Kurt Johannessen is one of Norway's most prominent artists. Working with performance, drawings, texts, video and installation he has built a repertoire of works that provide a poetic insight into human existence and experience. They are characteristic by their minimalist form and the use of simple natural materials - pebbles, seeds, feathers - as much as by the unexpected links that they suggest between childhood imagination, the scientific imaginary and philosophical reasoning. As part of his Tuesday Talks presentation he will give a performance lecture About Chocolate Cake, based on his recent book of the same title. Johannessen has published a large number of artists’ books (under the imprint Zeth Forlag) and exhibited and performed extensively across Europe, Asia and America since the late 1980s. (Chocolate cake will be served after the event.)
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