Germany-based Romanian artist Daniel Knorr will give a lecture titled “The Stolen History” at OCAT Shenzhen. No sign-up is required.
Knorr is a contemporary artist known for his projects that employ materials such as cigarette smoke to instigate debates on political and theoretical issues. Largely concerned with the notions of emptiness, representation and fantasy, Knorr’s texts, sculptures, graphic works and performances take on his interests in a controversial manner.
“Formally the work was seen as a materialization of actual bio-policy, driven by the contemporary collective consciousness of healthcare, which was established in the past decades,” he explained of his work “Smoking in the Museum” (2012).
“The lifestyle that gets controlled by such an ideology is just one element in the sensitive ongoing discussion between smokers and non-smokers. It represents a subject where the power of politics and the state is launched to a global scale, initiating a ‘synchronized’ cultural-political discussion.”
Born in 1968 in Bucharest, Romania, he moved to Germany at 14 years old with his parents. Knorr went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. The artist moved to Berlin in the 1990s and went on to represent Romania in the 2005 Venice Biennale with his work “European Influenza.”
Today, his works are held in the collections of the Migros Museum in Zurich, the Stasi Museum in Leipzig, and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, among others.
Time: 7:30-9 p.m., March 23
Venue: Library of OCAT Shenzhen, South Area, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District (南山区华侨城创意文化园南区OCAT深圳馆图书馆)
Metro: Line 1 to Qiaocheng East Station (侨城东站), Exit A
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