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Jennifer Tee: How can we return to – or redefine – humanity´s place in our natural environment and the cosmos!

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Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Description
Wiener Secession
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Vienna

The lecture will be held in english.

As part of the IBK Lecture Series 22/23, organized by the Studio Expanded Pictorial Space-Action/Sculpture/Installation, Judith Huemer and Tobias Pilz.

How can we return to—or redefine—humanity’s place in our natural environment and the cosmos? What are the potentials for an ensouled world in light of its contemporary instability and complexity? In her exhibition Still Shifting, Mother Field, Jennifer Tee probes these fundamental questions about where we belong, about spirituality and transcendence. Her works—most of them created specifically for this presentation—are characterized by her experimental use of a wide variety of creative techniques. Tee combines collages and sculptures including ceramic domes, knitted floor objects, and textile coverings with performance art to uncover the fragile entanglements of life. Taking inspiration from the idea of the transmigration of the spirit or the lost soul, she puts a particular focus on forms of transition, the passages and processes of ongoing and incessant change.

CV: Jennifer Tee (1973) lives and works in Amsterdam, NL. She was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, NL, and ISCP, New York, US. Tee was awarded the 2015 Cobra Art Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include: DRIFT, multilingual performance choreography, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL, Ether Plane ~ Material Plane, ISCP, New York, US, Let it Come Down, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE,  Let it Come Down, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, Structures of Recollections and Perseverance, Kunstraum, London, UK, Tulip Palepai, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL, The Soul in Limbo, 6th Cobra Art Prize, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL, Occult Geometry, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK, Practical Magic, Project Art Centre Gallery Dublin, IR, Local Myths, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK, Nameless Swirls, an Unfolding in Presence, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL. Selection of group shows and biennials: Istanbul Biennial, 33rd São Paulo Bienale, São Paulo, BR, Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Montpelier, FR, What people do for money, Manifesta 11, Zurich CH, The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, AT, Six Possibilities for a Sculpture, La Loge, Brussels BE, Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam NL, Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt DE, Nether Land, Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai World Expo; Sao Paulo Biennial.