Artist Talk: Daniel Shea

23 November at Foam
Constructing 43-35 10th Street

On Friday 23 November Daniel Shea talks about his work 43-35 10th Street in which he presents a seductive and disconcerting world of concrete, steel and glass, which traverses the boundaries of fact and fiction. 
Can the perfect world be designed? And what role does image-making have to play in presenting a vision for the future? These and other questions come to mind when looking at the latest project  43-35 10th Street of American artist Daniel Shea, exhibited at Foam from 23 November 2018 – 27 January 2019. His cityscapes are poetic and timeless, yet they address the very real effects of capitalism on the urban landscape – and society at large.

Programme and speakers
6 - 6.15pm: walk in
6.15 - 6.20pm: Introduction by Hinde Haest
6.20 - 6.35pm: Presentation by Mark Minkjan
6.35 - 6pm: Artist Talk Daniel Shea guided by Hinde Haest
7 - 7.15pm: Q&A Daniel, Hinde and Mark

During the evening, the artist will go into conversation with Foam curator Hinde Haest about his work. The discussion will be sparked by a spoken column by Mark Minkjan from the Amsterdam-based platform Failed Architecture. He will respond to the work of Shea by addressing the illusion of perfection in architecture. There doesn’t seem to be any room for imperfection, even though this is what brings a humane touch to architecture. These architectural scars are stimuli for the mind. They raise questions, about memories and incite imaginations of a foregone past, and of potential futures. Minkjan’s spoken column is an ode to imperfection and decay. Departing from this idea Minkjan will further discuss architectural features in the series 43-35 10th Street  by Daniel Shea. The evening will conclude with a general discussion exploring the incongruity between an imagined utopia, and a sometimes dystopian reality.

Daniel Shea is the winner of the 12th Foam Paul Huf Award, which is awarded annually by an international jury to talented photographers under the age of 35.

Admission: €7

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