Labor Berlin 2: Artist talk

With Erick Meyenberg and Elena Agudio

Wed, Sep 15, 2010
6 pm
Free admission, in English
In English
Courtesy Erick Meyenberg

At first glance it appears to be a 19th century anthropological treatise, but a closer look reveals an ironic analysis of ethnological attempts to neatly classify "race". The springboard for Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg is the standard work "Forjando Patria" (Forging a Homeland) by Manuel Gamio, the father of Mexico’s cultural anthropology. In his work, he conjures up the idea that society is held together by a common cultural identity.

Dr. Elena Agudio is a Berlin based art historian and curator. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary studies and on the idea of finding new narrations and perspectives on the arts. She studied Art History at the University of Venice - Ca’ Foscari and in 2010 she received her PhD at the University of Palermo.

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