Simon Denny: Artist Talk
Thu. 14.11. Fridericianum 8 p.m.
Simon Denny’s space-filling installations appropriate the history and the present of the new media, documenting them in the artistic realm in new and unconventional ways. Denny takes up debates about media, technology and society as well as their visual language to first dissect these matters and subsequently recompose their individual elements. For example, in his exhibition “The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom” at the mumok (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien), in which he considers the phenomenon of Internet tycoon Kim Schmitz; or in his work “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Documentary Restoration” which is currently being shown at Fridericianum and which deals with the public discourse concerning the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
The artist talk with Simon Denny is held by Susanne Pfeffer.
Simon Denny, born in 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand, received his BFA from the University of Auckland in 2004 and graduated as Meisterschüler from the Städelschule (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste) in Frankfurt am Main in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include among others “The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom“ at mumok (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) (2013), “All You Need Is Data“ at Kunstverein München and Petzel Gallery, New York (2013), “Full Participation“ at the Aspen Art Museum (2012) and “Cruise Line“ at NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (2011). Denny participated in numerous international group exhibitions, recently among others “The Encyclopedic Palace“ at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). This year he was nominated for the “Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst”. In 2012, he received the “ars viva“-prize of the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries.