Resident Fellow Lecture: Wolf von Kries
Wolf von Kries: The Catch of the Day
In his lecture "The Catch of the Day" the artist Wolf von Kries talks about his working practice based on the act of walking. Considering the act of moving about less as a means of getting from point A to point B von Kries discusses his approach in the context of continuously changing perspectives ranging from gathering (or collecting) to the act of losing (or getting lost) to different modes of production resulting out of this activity.
Wolf von Kries (b.1971) is a German artist based in Berlin. Following his studies at the University of Fine Arts Berlin and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux Arts de Paris he has developed a multidisciplinary practice which includes installation, video, photography, drawing and collage. Von Kries often creates subtle interventions in everyday routines and ordinary objects to suggest alternative ways to read our environment. More concerned with generating a shift of perception then actual physical transformations his approach has shifted over the years to encompass walking, gathering and (re)interpreting or juxtaposing his finds with phenomena of seemingly unrelated fields and disciplines. To this end research residencies and travelling (last in Mexico, India, Brazil and Korea) have become an integral part of his working practice. Recent exhibiton projects and presentations have been at Museo EL ECO, Mexico City, DAAD Galerie Berlin, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, CEEAC Strassburg, Simultanhalle, Köln, Centre d’Art contemporain La Ferme du Buisson Marne La Vallee, Kunsthalle Schirn, and Tate Modern
In co-operation with HIAP – Helsinki International Artists Programme.
Resident Fellow Programme is supported by Saastamoinen Foundation.