November 19, 2012 by: Dom
Steve Kurtz will speak at Hallwalls about Critical Art Ensemble and Documenta 13, Tuesday 27 November at 7pm, Hallwalls 341 Delaware at Tupper (if taking the Metro, use Theatre Station, then walk two blocks West on Tupper to Delaware).Free for UB students – otherwise $5.00 general public, $4.00 Hallwalls members.
One of the few Buffalo based artists who is celebrated and working around the world, Kurtz will address his four major projects of this year. Kurtz is a founding member of Critical Art Ensemble, one of the most significant art collectives today, which explores the intersection of art, technology and political activism.
Kurtz had a starring role at this year’s Documenta 13, the quadrennial art fair in Kassel Germany that is the premier international art event. Unusually, Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble completed two projects for Documenta 13 “Monument to Global Economic Inequality” and “Winning Hearts and Minds.” A fully international art fair, Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble were one of the few artists at Documenta representing the United States. In addition, his project “New Alliances” was featured at the Parco Arte Vivente in Turin, Italy. A large illustrated text of major Critical Art Ensemble projects entitled “Disturbances” was published this year. It will be available for purchase and signing following the talk.
For additional information about Kurtz’s work and the “Monument to Global Inequality” please see the following: