apexart :: Resident Talk :: Simon Rees


July 9, 2009, 6:30 pm

Three Moons of Jupiter:
A Conversation from the Post-Communist Universe

Join apexart resident Simon Rees in conversation with ISCP residents Diana Artus and Jan Serych as they explore legacies of communist modernity and its impact on Lithuania, the former DDR, and the Czech Republic.
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Simon Rees works as a curator at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (CAC) where he is co-editor of the journal "CAC INTERVIU the quarterly conversation about art" and convenes a monthly international lecture series, the CAC Café Talks. Rees is particularly interested in engagements between art and architecture and work that changes the bounds of the discipline, or re-routes perceptions of objects and buildings, into which it crosses over.

Diana Artus holds a diploma in Visual Art from HGB Leipzig, Academy of Visual Arts and a Masters in German Language & Literature Studies from the University of Leipzig. In 2003 she co-founded the group, IMPEXunlimited, in Berlin. Her work focuses on the fascination and threat of the metropolis in particular, as well as on collective and personal paradigms in general, ways of perception, production, consumption and imagination, their conditions and results.

Jan Serych was born in 1972 in Prague. He studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts from 1992 – 1998 in the studios of print-making (J. Lindovsky), new media (M. Bielicky) and painting (V. Skrepl). He is a member of the artist group BJ (Bezhlavy jezdec/Headless Horseman), established in 1996 together with fellow Academy students Josef Bolf, Ján Mancuska and Tomás Vanek. He was short listed as a finalist for the prestigious Jindrich Chalupecky Award both in 2003 and 2005.

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All events are free and open to the public.

Sofija Grandakovska's residency is supported in part by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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