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In Conversation: Eric Baudelaire and Dan Kidner

In Conversation: Eric Baudelaire and Dan Kidner

(L) Eric Baudelaire credit Marco Abram (R) Dan Kidner

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Artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire discusses his exhibition at Spike Island with curator and writer Dan Kidner. Together they will delve into the broader concerns informing Baudelaire’s practice, such as the relationship between aesthetics and politics, and his special interest in the 1960s and 1970s.

Eric Baudelaire

Eric Baudelaire (b. 1973, Salt Lake City, Utah, based in Paris, France) is a visual artist with a research-based practice incorporating film, printmaking, photography and performance. He studied political science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Recent solo exhibitions include: Faire avec, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sète, France (2019); Walked the Way Home, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin (2018); APRÈS, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2017); The Secession Sessions, BAMPFA, Berkeley (2015); FRMAEOWRK, Fridericianum, Kassel (2014); Now_Then_Here_Elsewhere, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2013); and Hammer Projects: Eric Baudelaire, HAMMER, Los Angeles (2010). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Kunstmuseum Bonn (both 2019); MAXXI, Rome; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main (both 2017); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2016); and Raven Row, London (2015). He has also participated in: the Whitney Biennial (2017); Sharjah Biennial (2017 and 2015); and Biennale de Montréal (2016). His films have circulated widely in film festivals including Locarno, Toronto, New York, FID Marseille and Rotterdam. In 2019 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and was the winner of the prestigious Marcel Duchamp prize.

DAN KIDNER

Dan Kidner is a curator and writer based in London. He is Senior Lecturer, Fine Art at Kingston School of Art. He was director, Picture This, Bristol (2011 – 2013) and City Projects, London (2004 – 2011). His publications include a monograph on the work of Leslie Thornton, edited with Natalie Bell and Milan Ther, published by Sternberg Press (2022); the book and DVD edition Nightcleaners and ’36 to ’77, co-edited with Alex Sainsbury and published by Raven Row, Koenig Books and LUX (2018); Working Together: British Film Collectives in the 1970s (2013) and A Detour Around Infermental (2011). His recent exhibitions include The Inoperative Community, Raven Row (2015) and Rozdzielona Wspólnota (The Inoperative Community II), Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (2016).

Exhibition Partners and Supporters

When There Is No More Music to Write is presented in partnership with CRAC Occitanie, Le Centre Régional D’art Contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and Bergen Kunsthall, and is generously supported by Fluxus Art Projects.  In-kind support provided by Yamaha Music Europe GMBH (UK) (Yamaha) and Mickleburgh Ltd.