Lars Nittve on Duchamps Bottle Drier
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The event is for: students - anyone - employees
The Bottle Drier, a Freedom Hero of Art. Lars Nittve, former director of several large international art museums around the world, gives a lecture in the exhibition Dada is dada. At Bildmuseet, Nittve will talk about how Duchamp liberated art and expanded what we call art to a category of a completely different order than what we mean when talking about music, literature or theatre. He will also tell us about how a simple bottle drier contributed to emancipate artists in China after the cultural revolution.
Lars Nittve (f.1953) is well known for many art lovers as the director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm 2001-2010. Before that he had a long career as a teacher at Stockholm University, as an art critic in Svenska Dagbladet and Art Forum magazine, and as first curator at Moderna Museet. From 1990 he was the Director of Rooseum–Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst in Humlebæk, Tate Modern London and, after the years at Moderna Museet, for the gigantic museum project M+ in Hong Kong, planned to be opened in the end of 2019. Since Spring 2016 he lives in Jämtland in the north of Sweden, engages in writing and gives advice to ground breaking, non-commercial organisations around the world. Lars Nittve is an honorary doctor at Umeå University.
This event is part of the programme in conjunction to the exhibition Dada is Dada, with works from one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Dada began in 1916 in Zurich as a reaction to the conservative values of bourgeois society and conventional aesthetic ideals, to nationalism, and to the on-going First World War. In just a few years, the movement spread across the world. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet with loans from private collectors in Europe.