Thursday 27 September 2012
Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús - TALK Series

The early cartoons of Marcel Duchamp, published at the very beginning of his career (1909-1910), influenced his way of thinking text and intwining image and text (captions and notes) in his later work, throughout his carrier. The emergence of the cartoon in contemporary art field similar tendencies can be traced from Duchamp to the work of artists such as Glen Baxter, David Shrigley, Jean-Michel Alberola and Dan Perjovschi.

Didier Semin is a professor at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris since 1998. He has been curator at the Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix in Sables d'Olonne, then at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris and at the Musée national d'art moderne. He organized numerous monographic and thematic exhibitions, including Kurt Schwitters retrospective and, L'Empreinte (Imprint) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in collaboration with the philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman,. He is the editor of a book series devoted to the writing of artists, published by ENSBA and has focused on the drawing as medium in contemporary art.


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