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Hito Steyerl: Festival for the People Kickoff Lecture

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Moore College of Art & Design

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This iteration of Conversations@Moore is presented in partnership between Moore College of Art & Design and Philadelphia Contemporary. Conversations@Moore is organized by Moore's Graduate Studies program.

As the kickoff lecture for Philadelphia Contemporary's upcoming program Festival for the People, acclaimed German artist and filmmaker Hito Steyerl will speak on themes from her wide-ranging practice, which interrogates issues ranging from surveillance to contemporary protest to the power of the poor-quality video image.

About the speaker: Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker and writer who, often through documentary photography and video, thinks through media circulation. Her work, which examines issues such as globalization, feminism, and postcolonial critique, comprises film, essays, and installations. She has lectured at Goldsmith’s College, London and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, among other institutions. A collection of her essays is recently published in The Wretched of the Screen (2012). Recent exhibitions include: Hito Steyerl, Factory of the Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2016; Hito Steyerl, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2014; Hito Steyerl, e-flux, New York, 2011; and focus: Hito Steyerl, The Art Institute Chicago, 2012−2013. Steyerl lives and works in Berlin.

Visit the Moore College of Art & Design website for more information on Moore's Graduate Studies Socially-Engaged Art Programs.

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