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Artist talks KHM x MMM - spring 2019

KHM x MMM is a series of lectures and artist talks created in collaboration between Malmö Art Academy and Moderna Museet Malmö.

KHM x MMM presents a broad programme of internationally active artists, theorists, writers and curators connected to current themes and exhibitions. The programme and the invited speakers is presented continuously.

Free admission!
Photo: Max Adolfsson/Moderna Museet

14 March 16.30: Kirsty Bell “How to read a city: A prelude”
Please note that the lecture will take place at Inter Arts Center, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö

The lecture series KHM x MMM starts off the new season with Kirsty Bell – a writer and critic living in Berlin. The title for the lecture – “How to read a city: A prelude. – relates to a new book Bell is working on about Berlin.

Kirsty Bell is contributing editor to frieze magazine, she writes regularly for publications including Art in America, art agenda and Mousse Magazine. She has published numerous monographic catalogue essays, most recently on Marc Camille Chaimowicz (Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover), Laura Owens (Whitney Museum of American Art), Martin Kippenberger (Catalogue Raisonée of the Paintings, Vol. 3), Juliette Blightman (Kunsthalle Bern) and Günther Förg (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Dallas Museum of Art). Her book The Artist’s House. From Workplace to Artwork, was published by Sternberg Press in 2013.

Limited numbers, first come first served. Free admission!

4 April 16.30: Lars Bang Larsen in conversation with Primer

With a starting point in the exhibition exhibition Mud Muse and Other Rants About Technolog curator Lars Bang Larsen and Primer will discuss the relationship between art and technology.

As an adjunct curator of international art at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm Lars is currently preparing the exhibition Mud Muse and Other Rants About Technology, a group show about transformations in the relation between art and technology, in which Primer will take part. The exhibition will open on October 12 at Moderna Museet.

Trained as an art historian, Lars Bang Larsen works between curating, writing, teaching and research. His recent exhibitions include the, of which he was a co-curator in 2016, and Dierk Schmidt’s retrospective Guilt and Debts at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (2018), which dealt with institutional traces of European colonialism in cultural and legal institutions. Larsen’s publications include a monograph from 2002 on the work of the Malmö artist Sture Johannesson (1935-2018), and he is currently writing a book on the work of Charlotte Johannesson. He has researched artistic relations to psychedelia and spiritualism.

Primer is a platform for artistic and organizational development, housed in the context of Aquaporin, a global water technology company. Primer explores what might result if we renew relations between artistic, scientific, technological and business practices. Specifically it asks, what might be the roles, functions and activities of an art-based research and development platform, housed in a research-driven technology company? What are the emerging forms of effect specific to collaborations across artistic and scientific-technological development projects?

Lars Bang Larsen and Primer (David Hilmer Rex, Aslak Aamot Kjaerulff samt Bjarke Hvass Kure) will participate in the conversation.

David Hilmer Rex is a co-founder of Diakron, a studio for transdisciplinary research and practice. Diakron has seven members, working across action research, artistic and curatorial practice, graphic design and business anthropology. We have been exploring emerging organisational forms and their capacities for engaging in widespread systemic problems. We are currently developing Primer, an art-based r&d department housed in the context of Aquaporin, a global water technology company.

Aslak Aamot Kjaerulff holds a PhD degree in mobilities research and action research from Roskilde University. He is a co-founder of Diakron, a platform for transdisciplinary research and practice. The core trajectory of his practice is to trace how concepts and ideas travel across cultures and disciplines. This involves exploratory methodological designs, where problem formulations, research processes, artistic productions are invented collaboratively in various constellations. The outcomes have been exhibitions, government reports, artworks, transdisciplinary communities of practice, radio documentaries, and fictional as well as academic texts.

Bjarke Hvass Kure is an artist and curator. He is a co-founder of Diakron and Primer. He has an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and studied Exhibition Design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe. His work is characterized by collaboration, often using the exhibition as medium.

Limited numbers, first come first served. Free admission!

14 April 16:30: Sonya Blesofsky

 Sonya Blesofsky’s artwork deals with urban change – how the unfixed nature of the city presents itself as an endless pattern of decline and growth. Architectural decay and structural failure combined with hyper-accelerated development create the continuous and cyclical layering of history that serves as her source material.

Sonya Blesofsky is interested in issues that come with urban development, such as the fragility of communities and lost histories, but she also intends these concerns to serve as metaphors for more personal subjects: memory, transition, trauma and loss.

Sonya Blesofsky (b. 1978 in Boston, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BA from UC Santa Cruz. She has held numerous residencies including Urban Glass, the Lower East Side Printshop, Museum of Arts and Design, Smack Mellon, Dieu Donne, Vermont Studio Center (fellowship) and the California Legion of Honor. Blesofsky’s work has been shown at galleries throughout New York as well as in Miami, San Francisco, Kansas City and other US cities. Blesofsky’s work has been written about in the Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, NYFA Current, Art Fag City, and the Brooklyn Rail. Blesofsky was recently a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.


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