Anselm Franke

About this event
In this talk, Anselm Franke will discuss Mimesis and Mimicry in relation to Yayoi Kusama's work, and trace other genealogies of the mimetic in modern and contemporary art as well as in a political reading of psychology, suggesting that mimicry is a state in which known borders between self and world dissolve. Based on a research for an upcoming exhibition on the mimetic as a strategy in contemporary art (Extra City, Antwerp, January 2008), this talk discusses how "being is being like", and in doing so,poses questions of identity and difference once again, yet in a slightly different light. 

Anselm Franke is Artistic Director of Extra City in Antwerpen, and co-curator of Manifesta 7, Alto Adige, Italy, 2008.