Björn Geldhof:
Resilience In Art

May 31 / 10am EDT

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Course Features
  • Course Time: 90 mins
  • Live Q&A Session
  • 100% Online Course
  •  30 Spaces Available
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Please note that this live video meeting will be recorded. By enrolling in this course, you acknowledge that your voice (but not your video) may be included in the recording. If you wish not to have your voice included, you may use the Chat box to communicate during the presentation.

No prior knowledge of art is necessary.
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Course Description 
In this course, Björn Geldhof, the artistic director of PinchukArtCentre in Ukraine, will talk about what art can achieve during times of severe conflict. Geldhof will outline the challenges the institution and the art scene faced in recent years up to the war and their present acts of resistance; what role he thinks art can potentially play in this situation; and what artists outside Ukraine can do to support the art world in Ukraine. Geldhof will also expand upon the institution's most recent exhibition at Venice Biennale; "This is Ukraine: Defending Freedom," focusing on how acts of war deny people of their collective freedom.
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Meet the Presenter

Björn Geldhof

Björn Geldhof is the artistic director at the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv). Geldhof has curated numerous projects internationally, including: Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2015) and Future Generation Art Prize exhibitions in Venice in 2011 and 2013. He has curated many solo and thematic exhibitions, such as China China, Fear and Hope, Loss. in Memory of Babi Yar, Suns and Neons above Kazakhstan, Democracy Anew? and Fragile State, and has worked with among others: Damián Ortega, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer, Berlinde Debruykere, Tony Oursler, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Shilpa Gupta, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Marina Abramovic, Santiago Sierra, and Carlos Motta. Between 2015 and 2018 Geldhof combined his position at the PinchukArtCentre with the role of artistic director of YARAT contemporary art in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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