Listasafn Islands

Lecture - Lorenzo Fusi, curator. Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday 2 April 1 p.m.

Reykjavik Art Museum will host a lecture by Lorenzo Fusi, the International curator for the 2010 Liverpool Biennial and re-appointed for the 2012 edition, in relation to the exhibition 50 Years of Icelandic Art at the Venice Biennale currently on show at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir. Fusi‘s lecture will touch upon the model of the biennale, participation and representation of a nation and its political-, social- and cultural implications.

Until April 2009 Lorenzo Fusi was the Curator at SMS Contemporanea in Siena, Italy and previously Chief Curator at Palazzo delle Papesse. He has curated and co-curated numerous solo shows and surveys with artists including Gordon Matta-Clark; Christian Boltanski; Anya Gallacio; Carlos Garaicoa; Barbara Kruger; Annette Messager; Cyprien Gaillard and Nari Ward, Francesca Woodman, etc., as well as a number of group exhibitions. Besides, he has commissioned new projects to Olafur Eliasson, Sergio Prego, Richard Wilson, Paul Morrison, Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar (amongst others), and edited or contributed to numerous catalogues and books. Within his work as a curator he has been able to explore issues related to gender, race, cultural identity, diversity and discrimination, and social or political conflicts particularly by means of a series of group shows such as .ZA new art from South Africa, Identità & Nomadismo, System Error-War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, and Il Palazzo delle Liberta. He regularly lectures internationally and is a jury member of several art prizes.

The lecture will be held in English.

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