The talk on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 starts at 19:00 CET and will be Online, and in English.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be talking to Andrea Lissoni (Director, Haus Der Kunst, München) and Milan Ther (Director, Kunstverein Nürnberg) about the new commission in the context of his practice.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, born 1985 in Amman, Jordan, currently lives and works in Dubai (UAE). In 2019, Abu Hamdan received the Turner Prize alongside Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani. Recent exhibitions include, amongst others, Secession, Vienna (2020), the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), Tate Modern Tanks, and Chisenhale Gallery (both London, 2018), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2017), Centre Pompidou, Paris and Portikus, Frankfurt a.M. (both 2016). The artist’s audio investigations have been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organisations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International, together with fellow researchers from Forensic Architecture.
Andrea Lissoni is curator and director at Haus Der Kunst, Munich. Previously he worked as curator at Hangar Bicocca, Milan, where he developed exhibitions of Philippe Parenno (2015), Ragnar Kjartansson (2013), Mike Kelley (2013) or Wilfredo Preto (2012), among others, and at Tate Modern, with personals of Bruce Nauman (with Sir Nicholas Serrota, 2020), Lawrence Abu Hamdan (2018), Joan Jonas (2018), among others. Current retrospectives at the Haus der Kunst, Munich include Phillyda Barlow – Frontier, and Heidi Bucher – Metamorphosen (both 2021).
Milan Ther is curator and the director of the Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft. Ther was an assistant curator at the Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover where he co-organised exhibitions of James Richards and Leslie Thornton, Monika Baer and Marc Camille Chaimowicz. The programme at the Kunstverein Nürnberg pursues the notion of art as knowledge production, often featuring process-based installations made for the site in dialogue with institutional geographies. Exhibitions at the Kunstverein Nürnberg include Karin Schneider’s Milchhof Diagram, Jason Hirata’s 25 OCTOBER, 2015 – 12 MAY, 2019, Leslie Thornton’s GROUND, and Eva Barto’s The Supporters.