Lars Bang Larsen in conversation with Primer
This is a part of the KHM x MMM lecture series
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!