Easy Listening: Michael Stevenson and Simon Denny in conversation


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Join artists Simon Denny and Michael Stevenson in conversation with Natasha Conland, Curator, Contemporary Art. This special after hours event is presented on the occasion of Michael Stevenson's major new exhibition Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183 which opens at Auckland Art Gallery on 12 November 2017.

About the artists:

Simon Denny (born 1982, in Auckland, lives and works in Berlin) studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts and at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. Selected solo exhibitions include: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2016); Serpentine Galleries, London (2015); MoMA PS1, New York (2015); Portikus, Frankfurt (2014); Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (2013); Kunstverein Munich, Munich (2013); and Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2012). In 2012, Denny was awarded the Art Basel Statements Baloise Preis. Selected group shows include: The 9th Berlin Biennale (2016); 13th Lyon Biennale, (2015); 6th Moscow Biennale (2015) Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel (2013); Brussels Biennale (2008); Sydney Biennale (2008). Denny represented New Zealand at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and was included in the central curated exhibition in 2013.

Michael Stevenson (born 1964, in Inglewood, New Zealand) has lived in Berlin for more than 15 years. He is known for adopting an anthropological approach that often attracts moments of irrationality. His ambitious sculptural practice over many years appears to map historical narratives from certainty to ruin, mathematics to miracles, secrets and exchange. Significant recent projects have been seen at Carl Freedman, Art Basel (2016), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2015), Dojima River Biennale, Osaka (2015), Sculpture Center, New York (2015), Liverpool Biennial (2014), Tate Modern, London (2014), Berlin Biennale (2014, 2010), Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland (2013), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (2012), Museum Tamayo, Mexico City (2012) and a survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012). Stevenson is currently professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nürnberg.

Easy Listening Talks in Contemporary Art and Culture is a collaborative project by ARTSPACE, Elam School of Fine Arts and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. 

Auditorium, lower ground level
Free – no bookings