Join artist Ed Atkins as part of the UWE Fine Art / Art in the City series of lectures.
Ed Atkins is an artist based in London. His work in video and writing seeks to develop a discourse around ‘High Definition’ in all its figurations. His videos particularly explore digital media’s apparent immateriality in relation to its possibilities for precise representations of the physical and corporeal world. Similarly, his writing aims to operate at a limit of verisimilitude, ‘limit’ being a conspicuous and ethical impasse that, Atkins might insist, precisely serves to embody the audience: the bodily or material emphasis within the work describes the shape of that which it cannot recuperate.
Ed Atkins currently presents his largest solo exhibition to date at Kunsthalle Zürich. Other recent solo projects include the Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (with Frances Stark), Chisenhale Gallery London, MoMA PS1 in New York, Bonner Kunstverein and Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. He was recently included in both the 2013 Venice and Lyon Biennales, ‘Speculations on Anonymous Material’ at Fridericianum in Kassel, and ‘Frozen Lakes’ at Artist’s Space in New York. He is a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award and has been short-listed for the 2013 Jarman Award. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London.
Part of the UWE Fine Art / Art In The City Lecture Series 2014.
Organised by Arnolfini, Bristol City Council, and the University of the West of England.
Supported by Bristol City Council
Free for UWE staff and students with ID. Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Box Office from 11am on the day of the event.