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25.10.17—20:00    KASKlecture + Curatorial Studies: Stefan Banz (exceptionally on Wednesday!) Campus Bijloke - Cirque lecture

The Swiss artist, author, and curator Stefan Banz published in 2015 a comprehensive, award winning book called Eilshemius: Peer of Poet-Painters (a smaller German version was published in 2016 under the title Louis Michel Eilshemius und sein Einfluss auf Marcel Duchamp), which is also the starting point for this lecture. After seeing the works of Eilshemius in 1917, an outsider of the New York art scene, Duchamp organized in 1920 and 1924 the first two solo shows of Eilshemius’ work in a public institute, the now legendary Société Anonyme. Banz asks in his publication why Duchamp was so passionate about this eccentric artist and to what extent this enthusiasm is reflected in Duchamp’s own work as an artist. Banz co-founded in 1989 the first Kunsthalle Luzern and served as its artistic director until 1993. From 1994 to 1997 he was an artistic advisor for the gallery Hauser & Wirth in Zurich. He curated several major shows internationally and was the curator of the Swiss pavilion in 2005 at the Venice Biennale. As an artist, he exhibited in various international museums and galleries including the Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart), the Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst (Zurich), the Museum Schloss Moyland (the Beuys Museum near Kleve, Germany), and the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis). In 2000, he received the Manor Art Prize. Between 2004 and 2014 he has been working together with his wife Caroline Bachmann under the name of Bachmann / Banz, with whom he also founded in 2009 the world’s “smallest” museum, the KMD–Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp | The Forestay Museum of Art, a "space" smaller than half a square meter on a pole in a public square in Cully, near Lausanne, Switzerland. This lecture is in English

  • Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 GENT, Free