Artist Talk: Hito Steyerl

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Artist Talk: Hito Steyerl

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Join artist, filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl in conversation with writer Brian Droitcour to celebrate the opening of her first solo exhibition in Canada, Hito Steyerl: This is the future.


Hito Steyerl (b. 1966, Munich, Germany) is an internationally acclaimed German artist, prolific writer and cultural critic. She is currently a professor of Art and Multimedia at the University of the Arts, Berlin and holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Steyerl has had solo exhibitions at Serpentine Gallery, London UK (2019); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Artists Space, New York; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2015); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; ICA, London, UK; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2013); the Art Institute of Chicago, and E-flux, New York (2012). Current exhibitions include the solo presentation Drill at Park Avenue Armory and the international group exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times at the 58th Venice Biennial. Hito Steyerl lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Brian Droitcour (b. 1980, Warwick, RI) is an editor at Art in America. In 2017, he edited Provision, a temporary magazine of critical writing, as part of Converge 45, an annual art festival in Portland, OR. In 2015, he edited The Animated Reader, a poetry anthology accompanying "Surround Audience," the New Museum's third triennial. In 2018 he was a resident at the Luminary in St. Louis, MO, where as part of the organization's "Commoning the Institution" program he led a workshop with Alison Burstein about institutional voice and communications between art institutions and their audiences. The same year he produced The People’s Guide to the Queens International (2018), a project at the Queens Museum to collect and publish audience responses. His writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, 4columns, Artforum, the New Inquiry, dis magazine, and elsewhere.


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