Please note: this talk will take place at Smoke & Mirrors, Keizersgracht 253 Amsterdam
As a prelude to her solo show at the Rozenstraat, Grace Schwindt gives a talk together with Eva Wittocx during the Amsterdam Art Weekend. They will discuss the role of film and performance within the gallery context, and the history of sculpture from the perspective of performance.
Wittocx is senior curator at the M–Museum in Leuven, and curator of the Belgian pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
The talk is concluded with a screening of Schwindt’s film Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society (2014).
Inspired by the artist’s experiences and encounters growing up in a leftist environment in 1980s and 90s Germany, the film examines the notion of freedom: how it was, and is, understood; and who, if anyone, can really access it.
Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society is commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; and The Showroom, London in association with Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Tramway, Glasgow and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.
It is supported by Arts Council England, Hessian Film Fund and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
The Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose is supported by AFK, Mondriaan Fund and Stokroos
We would like to thank our host Smoke and Mirrors.
Image: Grace Schwindt, Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society, 2014, still. © Grace Schwindt. Courtesy the artist