Club Solo organizes a series of lectures together with residents from the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Royal Academy of Visual Arts) in Amsterdam. In these letures, the artists tell about their work in relation to their residency at the Rijksakademie. It is then up to the artist to approach another resident to give the next presentation.
Sam Keogh asked Becket Mingwen (b. New Jersey, 1985) for the seventh lecture which will take place on Tuesday 13 June.
Becket received his MFA from the USC Roski School of Fine Art in 2014, and is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. His work intersects installation and speculative fiction as a way to think about the present.
His aim is to create artworks that he hopes can be described as articulations that disarticulates, or forms that deform the patterns of cultural and aesthetic recognition around them.
Becket works in text, image, sculpture, and sound in making the environments that are the core of his practice. He also publishes essays and short fiction and occasionally writes about art.
more at http://www.becketflannery.com/
Please note: the lecture will be in English.