Artist talk and open discussion with Jeremy Shaw. Part of a series organised by Club Mejan, the student union at the Royal Institute of Art.
Jeremy Shaw (1977 North Vancouver, Canada) works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experience. Shaw has had solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Paris, MoMA PS1, New York, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, and MOCA, Toronto, and been featured in international surveys such as the 57th Venice Biennale, and Manifesta 11, Zurich. In 2016 he was awarded the Sobey Art Award and in 2018 was artist-in-residence at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Works by Shaw are held in public collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Tate Modern, London.
Club Mejan, the student union at the Royal Institute of Art has initiated a series of artist talks followed by panel discussions starting Autumn 2021. The series aims to create a platform to express different understandings and work towards comprehending artistic processes and subject matters. It hopes to disentangle the complexity of artistic matter and encourage discussions around associations within the artist’s practice.
The events are aimed at those with an interest in art and are an invitation to gather and think, to speak about and feel along what is challenging and what may be self evident–through art, thanks to art, and because of art.
The project is supported by the professors at the institute and carried out in collaboration with Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Based on suggestions from the art students, several artists are invited each year to hold artist talks in the auditorium at Moderna Museet and followed by discussions moderated by students from the Royal Institute of Art.