FLOW SERIES 01: CYRUS KABIRU (KENYA) WITH BLANCA CALLÉN

Encounters, conversations and meals. 
An initiative of the Fundació Han Nefkens and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

Flow Series is a programme promoted by the Fundació Han Nefkensand the Fundació Antoni Tàpies with the aim of bringing together members of the art world from different continents and contexts. Encounters focussing on an artist and their ongoing work are the object of a conversation followed by a meal. An invitation to discuss the implications of a global dimension in the work of contemporary artists while sampling the edible creations of local artists.
Throughout the year, the sessions will focus on eight artists who will develop their projects with the support of the Fundació Han Nefkens. Each encounter will be presided by the artist and a guest who will conduct the conversation, followed by a meal. The featured artists areCyrus Kabiru (Kenya), Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian (Iran), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Arash Nassiri(France/Iran), Mariam Suhail (Pakistan), Anup Mathew Thomas (India), Jungju An (South Korea) and Sojung Jun (South Korea).
Venue: Auditorium, Fundació Antoni Tàpies | Dates: January to December 2016 | Time: 7:30 p.m. | Limited places

 

SESSION 1:

Cyrus Kabiru is a self-taught emerging Kenyan artist, best known for his elaborate and detailed sculptural spectacles or “C-Stunners”, made from found objects and recycled material sourced on the streets of Nairobi. A confident and individualistic artist, Kabiru is eloquent and forthright in explaining his practice and resolve to follow his own path. These ‘Afrodazzled’ spectacular bifocals are entirely his own invention and are intimately linked to his life-story. More information

Blanca Callén works as a social researcher and teacher at BAU- Design College of Barcelona and the Vic University. She also co-coordinates the MA on Design Research and Experimentation in BAU. In the same university, she is member of the Objetologías line, from GREDITS research group, and nowadays she participates on the project titled Objections,from Antoni Tàpies Foundation, as part of the European project Manufactories of caring space-time. Between 2012 and 2014, she develops a post-doctoral research project titled asScrapping Politics, where she explores the informal and citizens’ responses to the problem of electronic waste. Interested by the maintenance and repair cultures, she co-founs the Restarters-BCN initiative and is part of the Recyhub social project and MEND*RS collective.

DATA SHEET

SESSION 1:

With: Cyrus Kabiru and Blanca Callén.
Date: January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Language: English with simultaneous translation.
Information and reservations: 932 075 862 / reserves@ftapies.com. Reservations until Monday January 25 (included).
Free activity.