Engaging with the Humanities: Ian Kiaer
In collaboration with the Oxford Character Project, we are pleased to welcome Ian Kiaer, Associate Professor of Fine Art and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Rusklin School of Art, to speak at the School on Friday 16 May.
Reading a monochrome
About the talk
Using examples from his recent exhibition in the Musee D’art Moderne in Paris, Ian thinks through how we might come to a painting, image, object or model with little information or prior knowledge.
In particular, how we might understand questions of reading and experience when confronting an artwork.
About the speaker
Ian Kiaer makes fragile installations involving groupings of architectural models, untouched or slightly modified found objects, and two-dimensional work to create fragmented narratives. These works are prompted by the ideas of utopian thinkers, architects, and artists from various periods of history whose common concern has been their resistance and critique of dominant ideologies – while providing possible alternatives for thought. Kiaer’s installations often operate as projects or proposals and continue to employ the fragment as a means of questioning notions of totality and permanence.
Ian has exhibited internationally since 2000, with solo exhibitions at institutions including Tate Britain, London; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin; Kunstverein München, Munich; and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice. He has also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (50th), Istanbul Biennale (10th), Berlin Biennale (4th), Lyon Bienniale (10th) and Manifesta 3.
About the event
The seminar is open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School from 12.15 with a light lunch served from 12.00. Please remember that registration is required to attend this event.
Please note that filming and photography will be taking place during this event. By entering and participating you are giving your permission to be recorded and for the School to use the media in the future.