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Molly Haslund | In Conversation with Bill Kelley Jr.
May 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Molly Haslund | In Conversation with Bill Kelley, Jr.
Thursday, May 25 at 7 PM
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Studio 1659 (Purple building, entrance below the balcony)
This event is organized by Hugo Hopping in collaboration with Molly Haslund. Please direct all questions about this event to the artist directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join 18SAC visiting artist-in-residence Molly Haslund and curator and art historian Bill Kelley Jr in Haslund’s studio for a conversation. This evening will be an occasion to exchange thoughts and overlaps in approaches and praxis between performance and social practice from the Nordic and Latin American art scenes.
Bill Kelley Jr. will host the evening and introduce the artist’s recently released monograph, titled FLOWER DROP introducing Molly Haslund, ending the evening with a conversation between Haslund and Kelley Jr. on some of the creative intersections covered in the book.
About FLOWER DROP
This English-language book serves as a focused introduction to the artistic work and practice of Molly Haslund. Each contribution in the book explores a selection of artworks and performances produced by the Danish artist over the last two decades. Essays by Karen Vestergaard Andersen, Sanne Kofod Olsen, Miriam Frandsen, and Gabriela Jauregui contextualize and locate Haslund’s practice within recent art histories and vividly investigate the artist’s vision of the artwork. All in all, and through its many entry points, this book is a rebellious gesture, highlighting recent accomplishments in Danish conceptual art. The edition is designed by Jeanne Betak and edited by Hugo Hopping for Really Simple Syndication Press.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Molly Haslund is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. Her performative/sculptural work ranges from autobiographical and musical performances to scenographic installations or choreographed group performance projects in public spaces. She uses shifting artistic strategies to explore how identities, social hierarchies, and norms are embedded in and negotiated via gestures, cultural rituals, and the configuration of our surroundings. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Glasgow School of Art.
Bill Kelley Jr. is an educator, curator, and writer based in Los Angeles. His current research focuses on collaborative and collective art practices in the Americas. He is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino art history at CSU Bakersfield. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).