Dan Rees: Civic Pride

Dan Rees: Civic Pride
Montag, 22. Juni 2015, 19 Uhr, Aula

Dan Rees will speak about his painting practice, specifically his Artex series which mimic once fashionable decorative ceiling patterns, popular in 1970's Britain. He will introduce his ongoing project concerning the ‘Welsh Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign’ looking at the structure of grass-roots activism and bottom-up politics. In this video titled ‘Solidarity’ he interviews campaigners in an attempt to get closer to a sense of what 'care' means and how this can manifest itself in contemporary society. Rees will also speak about his project 'Kelp', an attempt to rebrand tinned seaweed, a largely untapped resource in the West.

Dan Rees (b. 1982 Swansea, U.K.) lives and works in Berlin. Rees studied at the Städelschule from 2007- 2009 and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, London in 2004.

Rees’ solo exhibitions include: ‘Stimulate Surprise’, Tanya Leighton Gallery (2015), ‘Kelp’, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (2013); ‘Top Heavy’, T293, Rome (2013); Recent group exhibitions include: Extension du domaine du jeu [Expanding the field of play], Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris; The go-between Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, ‘Time Machine’, M-ARCO Foundation, Marseille (2013); ‘CARA DOMANI opere dalla Collezione Ernesto Esposito’, MAMbo, Bologna (2012) and D’après Giorgio, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome (2012).

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.