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Artist Talk: Éric Baudelaire
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Music performance led by Alvin Curran with students at Crac Occitanie, 2019. Photo: Marc Domage

Two years after premiering Un film dramatique at FRAMES of REPRESENTATION in 2020, acclaimed Franco-American visual artist and filmmaker Éric Baudelaire is back this year to close FoR22 with When There Is No More Music to Write, and Other Roman Stories. Ahead of the UK premiere, Baudelaire joins Anna Colin in conversation to discuss everything from his early work as a photographer to his current practice in film and the visual arts.

Winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2019, Éric Baudelaire has previously presented installations and exhibitions at, among others, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou and Beirut Art Centre, and his film works have featured at numerous international festivals. His multidisciplinary research-based practice investigates what constitutes information and considers how the construction of varied sources of material shapes and manipulates our realities. Engaged and often political, Baudelaire presents and questions the contradictions that are inherent to our society, encouraging us to engage and reflect on notions of authenticity and truth.

This talk is hosted by Anna Colin.

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Anna Colin is an independent curator, educator and researcher based in East Kent. She was a co-founder and director of Open School East, an independent art school and community space in London then Margate (2013 – 20). She worked as associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (2014-20), associate director at Bétonsalon – Centre for Art and Research, Paris (2011-12), and curator at Gasworks, London (2007 – 10). From 2015 to 2016, Anna was co-curator, alongside Lydia Yee, of British Art Show 8. Alongside her freelance practice, Anna is training in horticulture and garden design, while completing a PhD in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. She works as a lecturer on the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths.

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