José Damasceno in conversation

Monday October 6th, 2014 | 6.30-8.30 pm | £7; £5 concession

Swedenborg Hall | 20-21 Bloomsbury Way | London | WC1A 2TH

Artist José Damasceno will be in conversation with acclaimed academic and curator, Professor Dawn Ades. Join us to hear how his Artangel project, Plot, is woven with threads of thought from the Surrealist imagination. 

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José Damasceno is an artist whose work across sculpture, installation, drawing and collage is characterized by an enormous generosity of humour and play. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968, where he continues to live and work, he represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and is today considered one of the foremost artists of his generation. International exhibitions of his work include those at the Centro Cultural São Paulo (2012), Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2008) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2004). Artangel is pleased to present Damasceno’s first major exhibition in the UK: Plot at Holborn Library.

Dawn Ades is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, a Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of the History of Art at the Royal Academy. She has been responsible for some of the most significant exhibitions over the last thirty years, from the groundbreaking Dada and Surrealism Reviewed at the Hayward Gallery in 1978 to the critical success of Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2014. She was awarded a CBE in 2013 for her services to art history.