KHMxMMM: Jonathan Allen
Welcome to an artist talk with Jonathan Allen!
Jonathan Allen (b. 1966) is a London-based artist and writer best known for his work exploring the interfaces between secular magic, contemporary art and the performance of power. Allen is also a curator at The Magic Circle Museum, London where in 2013 he rediscovered a forgotten deck of fortune telling cards hand-painted in 1906 by the English artist and mystic Austin Osman Spare. His subsequent book Lost Envoy (2016) is distributed by MIT Press. Allen’s recent solo and group exhibitions include Twenty-First-Century Silks at Ryan Lee Gallery, New York (2016); Casting for the voice of Strength at Stanley Picker Gallery, London (2016); Explode Every Day at MASSMoCA, USA (2016-17); and The Act of Magic at STUK, Leuven (2017). His writing has appeared recently in publications for Sternberg Press, Lisson Gallery and Cabinet Books. See: www.jonathanallen.info
KHMxMMM is a series of lectures created in collaboration between Malmö Art Academy and Moderna Museet Malmö. More information: https://www.modernamuseet.se/malmo/en/event/artist-talks-khm-x-mmm/