Destruction: Documents of Contemporary Art @ Whitechapel Gallery, London [14 December]

Destruction: Documents of Contemporary Art

19:00 - 21:00

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Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7 London, United Kingdom
Can destruction ever be productive?

Since the early 1960s, artists have cut, sliced, burned, blurred, erased, daubed-over, pulled down, ripped, sawn, shot, acid-bombed, exploded, smashed, crushed, compressed or even masticated their material to explore the meaning of their artistic processes.

From iconoclasm to anti-art, editor of the latest in the Documents of Contemporary Art series Sven Spieker is joined by artist Monica Bonvicini and theorist John Roberts to discuss the uses and politics of destruction in art, from Gustav Metzger to Michael Landy.

This event launches Destruction: Documents of Contemporary Art, published by the Whitechapel Gallery and MIT press.

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