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Stanley Picker Lectures: Stephan Dillemuth

Stanley Picker Lectures: Stephan Dillemuth

2 May 2014

The ICA is collaborating with The Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University, London to host this year’s Stanley Picker Public Lectures on Art. The programme was established in 2007 by the artist Elizabeth Price to provide a platform for prominent contemporary artists and thinkers to present their ideas and work to a public audience.

This year’s artists include:  

Friday 2 May - Stephan Dillemuth

Friday 9 May - Katrin Plavcak

Friday 16 May - Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Friday 23 May - Fiona Banner

Stephan Dillemuth sees art and its distinct qualities as a tool for research and critical reflection of the circumstances of contemporary life. With its inherent methods of reflection, analysis, and experimentation, art, he believes, creates beauty, but it also has the potential to change society. His inquiry into recent changes in the idea of the public sphere takes place against the backdrop of our globalised, localised and fragmented publics. Here we can see  historical trajectories of liberation, e.g. those of bohemia, lebensreform and self-expression intersecting with new technologies of surveillance and control in order to establish a new ideology of 'freedom' as a totalitarian rule. What are the conflicts at hand? 

Stephan Dillemuth teaches at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts and he has shown all over the world including Bergen Assembly (Bergen, 2013),  Secession (Vienna, 2012), Manifesta 8 (Murcia, 2010), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow, 2010), Galerie für Landschaftskunst (Hamburg, 2009), Reena Spaulings Fine Art (2008), Galerie Christian Nagel (Köln, 2007), American Fine Arts, Co., (New York, 2000), Friesenwall 120 (1990-1994), Sommerakademie Kunstverein München (Munich, 1990) and UTV (1995-1997).

This event is being run on a pay what you can basis - please choose the price that you are able to afford. ICA Members, concessions and students can attend for free.

The Stanley Picker Public Lectures are kindly supported by the Stanley Picker Trust.

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