Lecture, Artist Talk: Robin Rhode
Robin Rhode is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses performance, film, photography, drawing, and sculpture. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and a graduate of the South Africa School of Film, Television, and Dramatic Arts in Johannesburg, Rhode came of age in the postapartheid era. His work often takes the form of performative interactions with abandoned urban spaces, recorded in a series of still photographs that are merged to create animations. Disarmingly direct and deceptively simple, his works critically engage with oblique socio-political themes by combining simple but powerful images—for example, a piano, fire, and a noose. The resulting sequences are at once haunting, beautiful, absurd, and darkly humorous.
Free and open to the public
Seating is limited; reception to follow in the Jan and Frederick Mayer Lobby.
The Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lectures were established to honor the memory of Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1957 to 1971. These annual lectures, cosponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, bring to the University distinguished members of the international visual-arts community.
Cosponsored by the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art
Image: Robin Rhode, Open Court, 2012. Digital animation. © Robin Rhode, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong