Critical Issues in Public Art presents: Hans Haacke
The New York-based artist Hans Haacke is known for legendary works with social and political overtones—some of which have been subject to censorship and public debate at a national level. Perhaps his most iconic work was Germania, his 1993 installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale that made explicit reference to Nazi-era politics and won him the Golden Lion (shared with Nam June Paik). Other works engage with topics like the shady dealings of real estate groups in New York, the activities of multinational corporations, and the consequences of corporate sponsorship of museums. Haacke has been awarded the 2015 commission of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London and is one of the central artists in the 56th Venice biennial. He is currently a part of the exhibition In Search of Matisse at Henie Onstad Art Center and participate in the Art Centers seminar “Looters, Smugglers and Collectors: Provenance, Research and the Market” with Alexander Alberro.
Kristian Augustsgate 23. 8 etg. Oslo. Norway
2 november 2015. 6 pm