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Events 2017


Artist Talk with Geoffrey Farmer

Wed, 20 September 2017, 7 pm

Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer comes to the Salzburger Kunstverein to give a talk on his artwork and practice. The artist will make a presentation of his work in the current installation that he has made with Gareth Moore. We encourage you to come meet this astonishing artist who is showing his work internationally, and who rarely makes public engagements in Europe. Everyone is welcome to attend this artist talk, which will be followed by a reception. Please register at office@salzburger-kunstverein.at.

Geoffrey Farmer makes sculpture and complex art installations, often with kinetic components and fantastic references. His work is based on phenomenological concerns with space and viewership and comes out of a modernist tradition. For him, “installation art is a theatrical set without a staged play to give it meaning.” His installation Leaves of Grass (built from countless Time Magazine cut-outs) shown at dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 received great acclaim. Currently Geoffrey Farmer represents Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale, where he transformed the pavilion in a spectacular spouter with other fountainry. The result is one of the most memorable and affective pavilions at the Venice Biennale in recent years. The exhibition at the Salzburger Kunstverein A Dark Switch Yawning, Neptune Skeletons Thronging, Black Bucket Prolonging, World Turtle Longing, Sink Plug Wronging, conceived together with Gareth Moore, is a mythological, symbolic and meaning-charged water landscape. If you have not visited it yet, we encourage you to do so. The exhibition runs until 1 October.

Photo: © Geoffrey Farmer