Nina Canell Artist Talk

▪Date: Monday, October 30th, 2023
▪Time: 18:30-20:00
▪Location: Recording Studio of the Acoustic Research Center of the School of Design, Ohashi Campus, Kyushu University
▪Fee (admission fee): Free
▪Language: English
▪Organizer: Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

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Nina Canell (*1979 in Växjö, Sweden, lives in Berlin, Germany) is an artist who works in the realm of sculpture. Her artistic practice does not revolve around the finished artwork; instead, it foregrounds process and synergy.Canell’s expanded notion of sculpture embraces tactile as well as less visible components such as air, sound, moisture, temperature, or static charges. By revealing hidden processes and temporalities, her work challenges our common understanding of what is animate or inanimate, radically questioning material hierarchies and histories. “I often like to inhabit the gap between knowing and seeing, and encourage exhibition visitors to understand materiality as something porous.” (Nina Canell)In a talk on Monday October 30th at 6:30 pm at the recording studio of the acoustic research center of the School of Design, Canell will introduce her artistic practice with a special focus on process in her work. (Language: English)Nina Canell visits Japan on the occasion of her participation in the exhibition Our Ecology: Toward a Planetary Living at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (18 October 2023 to 31 March 2024).Canell studied at IADT (Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) in Dublin, Ireland. She has had solo museum exhibitions at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; The Artist’s Institute, New York (with Milford Graves); Moderna Museet, Stockholm; S.M.A.K, Ghent, Camden Arts Centre, London; Arko Art Center, Seoul; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (with Rolf Julius); Mumok, Vienna; and the Fridericianum, Kassel. Canell has taken part in the Venice, Sydney, Lyon, Manifesta, Gwangju, Cuenca and Liverpool biennials, as well as group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Vienna Secession; and Guggenheim, Bilbao, among others. Nina Canell frequently collaborates with Robin Watkins on installations and artist’s books.