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Talk: Didier Semin, RAM - Hafnarhús, Thursday 27 September 8 p.m.

Art historian Didier Semin is the first participant during the fall semester of TALK Series, a collaborative lecture program initiated by Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Thursday 27 September, 8 p.m. at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus Semin will give a lecture with reference to the work of Rumanian artist Dan Perjovschi, currently on show at Hafnarhus.

The early cartoons of Marcel Duchamp, published at the very beginning of his career (1909-1910), influenced his way of thinking text and intwining image and text (captions and notes) in his later work, throughout his carrier. The emergence of the cartoon in contemporary art field similar tendencies can be traced from Duchamp to the work of artists such as Glen Baxter, David Shrigley, Jean-Michel Alberola and Dan Perjovschi.

Didier Semin is a professor at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris since 1998. He has been curator at the Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix in Sables d'Olonne, then at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris and at the Musée national d'art moderne. He organized numerous monographic and thematic exhibitions, including Kurt Schwitters retrospective and, L'Empreinte (Imprint) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in collaboration with the philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman, He is the editor of a book series devoted to the writing of artists, published by ENSBA.
The lecture will take place in English, and is open to everyone, free of charge. Further information about the program can be found here.

Under the title TALK Lecture &Visitor Series, Reykjavik Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Icelandic Academy of the Arts are initiating a collaborative visitor program, offering a platform for continual professional-, international encounter to take place in Iceland. Comprising visits by ground-breaking figures in the visual arts, this program initiative will bring to Icelandic art community, as well as to the public at large, the burgeoning ideas and diverse practices that define the terms and shape the dialogue within the international contemporary art scene.

The American Embassy in Iceland is the main sponsor for TALK Lecture &Visitor Series 2012 with support from The French Embassy in Iceland. 

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