ART CONVERSATIONS – Wade Guyton / Palazzo Grassi

On this Thursday, November 20th, the second meeting of the new series of ART CONVERSATIONS in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi will take place with a talk between artist Wade Guyton and Fabrice Stroun, curator and Director of the Kunsthalle Bern at the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi at 6pm.

Wade Guyton was born in 1972 in Hammond, United States. He currently lives and works in New York. The installation Zeichnungen für ein kleines Zimmer (Drawings for a Small Room), 2011, presented in the Cube of Punta della Dogana since April 2014 is part of a research project that has previously been exhibited at the Kunsthalle, Zürich (2013), at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012-2013), at Secession, Vienna (2011), and at Capitain Petzel Gallery in Berlin (2011). The work consists in a group of table vitrines, each containing a heap of pages ripped out of art books or magazines and then passed through a printer to be covered by ink and geometric shapes. By manipulating, reproducing and printing over pages from books, the artist blurs the relationship between past and present, archive and memory, while raising questions of originality and reproducibility of a work of art, of the forming or warping of an image in the digital age.

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi – Campo San Samuele, Venezia
Thursday 20 November 2014 at 6:00pm

Next Meeting:
Thursday 11 December at 6:00pm