Conversations on Art and Science: Henrik Håkansson: An Introduction
Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 p.m. SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson is a naturalist who has repositioned his fascination with nature into the art world, over time becoming an accomplished amateur expert. Focusing on the minutiae of nature, but often presented on a grand scale, his projects combine the interests of a biologist, ethnologist, and artist, recalling the 19th-century explorers who documented the natural and cultural riches of then little-known lands and unknown environments. Håkansson’s recent exhibitions include Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden; MIMA Sound Space, Middlesbrough, UK; and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. He was included in the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan (2011), São Paulo Biennial (2003), and 50th Venice Biennale (2003).
TIME IS THE MOST FRIVOLOUS CONCEPT OF ALL! WE ARE ALL SLABS OF MEAT, CURSED WITH VANITY AND SLOWLY ROTTING AS WE RIDE SPACE DEBRIS INTO OBLIVION! ABANDON THE PURSUIT OF EXISTENTIAL RELEVANCE! KNOW THAT DIVINE OBSCURITY IS YOURS WITH WHICH TO DO WHAT YOU WILL, AND REJOICE IN IT!! for @vaporotem, my favorite slab of space meat~ <3