Tue Greenfort’s interdisciplinary practice deals with a broad variation of interlinked issues such as nature and technology, resources and globalization the public and private spheres. Interweaving these subjects with the language of contemporary art the artist formulates a critique of current economical and scientific production practices often in a site generic manner. Looking at nature as a projection for ideologies and as a constantly changing dynamic force, Greenfort conceives a critical reading of ecology, including the environment, human/non human subjectivity. For his guest talk Greenfort will present his most recent projects. Sketching up a thesis for his artistic production and future engagements - why an interdisciplinary research based global art practice is crucial today where Western World´s knowledge production on large are framed by consumerism, managerism and marginalism.
Tue Greenfort is a Danish artist whose work has been exhibited in prestigious venues worldwide including such institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Kunstverein Hannover, Bonniers Kostahll, Stockholm, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Witte de With, Rotterdam and Secession, Vienna among many others. Among his publications the most comprising one, Linear Deflection, was published by Walther König in 2009.
This lecture is part of the six-part series "Art and Technology" organized by Joyce Tsai and Kerry Oliver-Smith. For a full description of the series, see the poster here.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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University of Florida
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