Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Feb 17 2010: Michael Stevenson lecture

Feb 17 2010: Michael Stevenson lecture

In his lecture at Piet Zwart Institute, Michael Stevenson will present his new project 'A Question of How Things Behave' currently on show at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp. 'A Question of How Things Behave' pivots around the equally elusive and mythical story of Manfred Gnädinger aka Man (1940-2002).

Alongside the apparently objective display of a selection of Gnädinger's ruinous archive, the project looks concurrently at the theme of uncertainty through the presentation of a new video work produced by Stevenson. In discussing this recent project and his research processes, Stevenson will elaborate on how his work brings together a disparate range of media-often by way of a documentary source-to take an anthropological look at historical events and their possible contemporary relevance.

Michael Stevenson is a New Zealand artist who has been living in Berlin since 2000. In the last five years, Stevenson has realizsed a number of solo projects including: 'Introduccion a la Teoria de la Probabilidad', Panama Art Biennial 8, Panama City, 'Lender of Last Resort', Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, 'Persepolis 2530', Arnolfini, Bristol, 'Art of the Eighties and Seventies', Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 'c/o The Central Bank of Guatemala', CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 'The Smiles are not Smiles', Vilma Gold, London. He has also recently been included in group exhibitions at The Power Plant, Toronto, Tate Modern, London, Athens Biennial, and MACBA, Barcelona.
This lecture is presented in collaboration with Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, and Établissement d'en face, Brussels, on the occasion of Michael Stevenson's new solo project 'A Question of How Things Behave' on view in Antwerp from January 30 to March 20, 2010.

For more information please visit the PZI website. See you on the 17th!