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Arturo Herrera: Artist Talk

Der südamerikanische Künstler Arturo Herrera ist mit einem Vortrag zu Gast an der HBK Braunschweig.

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Arturo Herrera, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 220 x 190 cm

Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 220 x 190 cm © Arturo Herrera

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

Arturo Herrera was born in 1959 in Caracas, Venezuela. He received his BFA from the University of Tulsa in 1982 and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992. He lives and works in Berlin.

Arturo Herrera has developed a multilayered body of work that includes collages, sculptures, photographs, cut felt pieces and wall works. Herrera uses a fragmented language – whose lingering references range from popular culture to art history - to decontextualize inherent narratives without eradicating the coded referentiality of the image. The resulting works shift in between the explicit and the implicit.
A pliability of meaning is played out through the ambiguity of figurative and abstract forms. These forms do not enforce a specific message. Instead, they address the fragmentation and recomposition of mass-culture elements to explore the impact of the adulterated language of abstraction into the collective gaze.

Herrera's solo and project-based exhibitions have been held at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; daadgalerie, Berlin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Americas Society Art Gallery, NY; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Switzerland; Art Gallery of Ontario; ICA Philadelphia; The UCLA Hammer Museum, Museum of Modern Art, NY; and The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, ArtPace San Antonio, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the DAAD, Berlin.

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