TALK BY KRISTIAN VISTRUP MADSEN | 30.11.17 at 18:00
TALK BY KRISTIAN VISTRUP MADSEN
30.11.17 at 18:00
Based on the correspondence of Kristian Vistrup Madsen with a Californian prisoner, the book Doing Time is an in turn personal, critical and investigative reflection on the conditions for the political, the politics of solidarity, and the nature of difference. He will discuss his thoughts as they have developed since finishing the book: Can there be such a thing as real reciprocity between the inside and outside of the prison wall? What are the implications of using other people’s lives as raw material for art?
He will draw upon examples from the visual practices of artists such as Peter Voss-Knude, Naeem Mohaiemen, Diane Arbus as well as the letter exchanges between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop and Coco Fusco's response to Hannah Black's open letter, the latter having incited a heated debate around race, representation, and notions of free speech.
Kristian Vistrup Madsen (b. Copenhagen, 1991) is a freelance writer based in Berlin. He writes about art, culture and politics for various publications internationally including Artforum, Frieze and Kunstkrittik. He holds a BA in English Literature with Art History from Goldsmiths (2014) and a MA in Critical Writing from Royal College of Art, London (2016).