Ed Atkins in conversation with Tom McCarthy


Series: Art and Architecture. Artists’ Talks Organised by Parveen Adams
Date: Friday 8 December 2017
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 86 mins

Ed Atkins makes videos, writes and draws, developing a complex and deeply figured discourse around definition, wherein the impossibilities for sufficient representations of the physical, specifically corporeal world – from computer generated imagery to bathetic poetry – are hysterically rehearsed. Recent solo exhibitions include The Serpentine Gallery, London; The Kitchen, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; SMK Copenhagen; MMK Frankfurt; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; MoMA PS1, New York. Forthcoming projects include the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and The Park Avenue Armory, NYC. A collection of Atkins’ writing, ‘A Primer for Cadavers’, was recently published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, and a new eponymously titled monograph from Skira will be published in the UK in September.

Tom McCarthy is known in the art world as general secretary of the International Necro-nautical Society. He is well known as a novelist – Remainder, Satin Island, Men in Space and a collection of superb essays, Typewriters, Bombs and Jellyfish.

Image: Still from 'Good Bread', Ed Atkins 2017. Courtesy the artist.

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