Living On Opens at the School of Art Gallery this Friday, March 10

In conjunction with Mosaic’s 50th Anniversary Symposium, “Living On,” the School of Art Gallery is pleased to present the photographic work of Lidwien van de Ven. Curated by Dr. Shepherd Steiner, Lidwien van de Ven: Living On is van de Ven’s first solo exhibition in North America.

Ever-attentive to the shifting borders of aesthetics, politics, and religion, van de Ven’s work is content rich and politically loaded. Since the late 1990s, she has turned to ethical and political issues of the contemporary moment, focusing especially on the geographies of Islam, multiculturalism in Europe, and, more recently, Dutch colonialism in Indonesia.

On March 10, please join us in the Drake Centre building, room 122 at 1:30 for a conversation between van de Ven and Dr. Axelle Karera (Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Wesleyan University). Dr. Karera and van de Ven will reflect on the future of photography and discuss its relationship to notions of race, truth, and human rights. Everyone is welcome.

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Lidwien van de Ven, Cairo 25/01/2013 (Tahrir Square), 250 cm x 375 cm, digital print on paper.

About the Artist: Lidwien van de Ven is a Dutch artist who lives and works in Berlin and Rotterdam. She has received numerous awards for her photographs and installations, most recently, the Dolf Henkes Prize in 2014. Van de Ven exhibits on international platforms, reaching global audiences. Her work was included in the Sydney Biennale, Australia (2006), Documenta 12 in Kassel (2007), and the Busan Biennale in South Korea (2012). She has exhibited at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid (2014), Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2014), and, most recently, she has been working on a long-term research commission for the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Her exhibition FRAGMENTS [of a desire for revolution] explores Dutch colonialism in Indonesia. It opened at the Van Abbe in January 2017.

Exhibition Dates: March 10 – April 28, 2017
Reception: March 10, 6:00-7:00 pm | Talk and Tour: March 10, 1:30-2:45 pm

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is Free.

For more information: http://umanitoba.ca/schools/art/Gallery_van_de_Ven.html 

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