Artist Talk by Mirjam Thomann: Theory & Action
Friday, 18.11., 7 pm
Mirjam Thomann’s main interest is to reflect on and transcend architectural, social and institutional orders by means of sculpture, installation and text. In her works, she uses the exhibition site as an occasion, as a space and structure that she activates and expands. Characteristics such as reusability, combinability and mobility of materials and fixtures play a decisive role here. In her artist talk, Thomann will use her text, “The Feminist’s House”, published in Texte zur Kunst in 2021, as a starting point to present some of the exhibition projects of recent years, focusing in particular on the conditions under which they came into being,
Mirjam Thomann studied Fine Arts at Kingston University of London and the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. She has exhibited her work internationally. Her most recent exhibitions took place at Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne in early 2022 and at Klosterruine Berlin (together with Nora Schultz) from July to September this year. She has received grants from the Akademie der Künste, Berlin and from Stiftung Kunstfond, Bonn, and was Artist in Residence of the MAK Schindler Scholarship Program in Los Angeles. Thomann regularly writes for Texte zur Kunst and currently holds a temporary (substitute) professorship for Artistic Practice at the Department of Art and Music at the University of Cologne. She lives in Berlin.
Selected Exhibitions: Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin and Cologne; Casco, Utrecht; Kunstverein Hamburg; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; Kunstverein Arnsberg; After the Butcher, Berlin; Galerie Krobath, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.
As part of the event series Ein Haus für Künstler*innen.
Ein Haus für Künstler*innen is a series of events that follows on from the internal discussion of a suitable gender-appropriate name for the Künstlerhaus Bremen. Through lectures, discussions, workshops and artistic contributions by guests, the series aims to give space to external perspectives on the question and to include other institutions and artists' residences under the name of “Künstlerhaus” in the discussion.
In cooperation with the Mariann Steegmann Institute. Art & Gender of the University of Bremen and the HfK Bremen (Seminar “Artistic and Design Production Spaces of the Future” by Mona Schieren)
Followed by a digital contribution by Mirjam Thomann on publicsandpublishings.org
This event is part of publics&publishings, a collaborative project between GAK, Künstlerhaus Bremen and Kunsthalle Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven, which is being developed as part of "dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions" of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) through the NEUSTART KULTUR programme.