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Talk: The Body in Crisis with Falke Pisano

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Time: 15 May at 6 pm
Place: Iaspis Konstnärsnämnden, the Project Room, Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm
Falke Pisano will give an introduction to her practice focusing on her latest works and her current solo exhibition The Body in Crisis at De Vleeshal in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The Body in Crisis is a series of works in which Pisano explores how, in the course of history, representation has helped us perceive the constant state of crisis that the body finds itself in, owing to political and socioeconomic change.

The exhibition at De Vleeshal comprises three sculptural installations and a number of videos that approach the topic from various angles, including the actual condition of the body (what are the forces that act upon it, and how does it respond to them?), the functions of historical representations in their original contexts (who produced the work or illustration, for what purpose and with what audience in mind?) and the question of how such historical moments and their relevance to present-day conditions can be activated in contemporary art.

Falke Pisano (Amsterdam, 1978) lives and works in Berlin. Her diagrammatic works expose a loop, in which shifting abstract sculptural forms are conceived directly in relation to written and spoken language, implying an ongoing and morphing production of meaning. Pisano has compiled her recent work, focusing on the act of speech in relation to different forms of agency in artistic production, in the publication Figures of Speech (2010). She currently holds a studio grant at Iaspis in Stockholm.

For more information please contact Iaspis project coordinator Ulrika Sten at e-mail: or phone no.    +46 (0)8 506 550 00

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Image: The Body in Crisis (Notes on Distance, Repetition and Representation), 2011. Video still.


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