A talk with the artist Jeremy Shaw
On Friday, October 8, at 4 pm, a conversation with Canadian artist Jeremy Shaw will take place in the Kumu auditorium. The event is part of the Great Hall exhibition Jeremy Shaw. Phase Shifting Index, and the discussion will revolve around the background of the Kumu exhibition, as well as Shaw’s artistic practices in general. The discussion will be moderated by the contemporary art curator Kati Ilves.
Jeremy Shaw (1977) is one of the most influential and intriguing artists in the contemporary visual culture. A Canadian artist based in Berlin, Shaw works with the human desire to escape reality. He is interested in cultural and scientific practices that seek to map transcendental experiences and altered states of mind, such as rituals, ecstasy, catharsis and neurosciences. Phase Shifting Index is Shaw’s most recent and largest project, was created for his solo exhibition in the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2020. The renowned art magazine Frieze named it among the top 10 exhibitions in Europe in 2020.
Phase Shifting Index is a seven-screen video, sound and light installation that takes us to a distant future. Shaw has created seven fictional futuristic sub-cultures that express their world views in ecstatic choreographed bodily movements. The artist merges elements from documentaries, conceptual art, music videos and scientific research with the aesthetics of past recording technology to offer a powerful vision of the future.
Note! The event is open to people with negative COVID-19 test results, people who have recovered from COVID-19 or those who have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
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Participation in the talk is included with the museum ticket.