History of Art


Renzo Martens, artist presentation and discussion

The artist Renzo Martens will discuss his project, The Institute for Human Activities

Wednesday, 22 May, 6-8pm

Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

From the IHA Website:

The Institute for Human Activities has located its settlement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, eight hundred kilometres upstream from Kinshasa on the river Congo. Here, in one of the most burdened yet promising regions in the world, the Institute for Human Activities will launch its five-year Gentrification Program and, in an in vitro testing ground, mobilize the modalities of art production.

Martens will give a presentation and discuss the project with TJ Demos, Anthony Downey, and Sarah James.

The event is free and open to all.

Co-sponsored by Sotheby's and UCL's Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art