The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden
Professor Dawn Adès will join Carlos in conversation, expanding on themes raised in this extraordinary work.
Wednesday 11 March 6.00 – 7.30 pm
Univeristy of Essex
Colchester CO4 3SQ
Exhibition: Tuesday 10 February – Saturday 21 March 2015
Tues-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 12pm-4pm
Carlos Amorales lives and works in Mexico City and has shown internationally including MUCA in Mexico City, Manifesta 9, Berlin Biennial 8, Tate Modern and Liverpool Biennial. His film The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden was commissioned for the Berlin Biennial 8 in 2014. This will be its first showing in the UK.
Exploring questions of concealment and identity, Carlos Amorales works with film, drawing, painting and performance. The current exhibition at At Art Exchange focuses on his latest film which follows the contradictory impulses of a man who did all things forbidden. Stylistically strikingly, with strong visual imagery and use of sound, as much is implied as said in this captivating film.
Professor Adès is a Fellow of the British Academy, a former trustee of Tate, Professor of the History of Art at the Royal Academy and was awarded a CBE in 2013 for her services to art history. She has been responsible for some of the most important exhibitions in London and overseas over the past thirty years, including Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, Art in Latin America and Francis Bacon. Most recently she organised the highly successful exhibition to celebrate the centenary of Salvador Dalí at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice (2004) The Colour of my Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2011), and was Associate Curator for Manifesta 9 (2012) . She has published standard works on photomontage, Dada, Surrealism, women artists and Mexican muralists.