Monday 29 January 2018 -
19:30 to 21:00
Garage Education Centre, Moscow

Mat Collishaw, one of the representatives of the Young British Artists movement, will give a talk on his work and reflect on looking at fragments of art history through the lens of digital media.

The artist Mat Collishaw made a name for himself  in 1988 after exhibiting at Freeze (London) with his work Bullet Hole, a Cibachrome which depicted a close-up shot of a head with gunshot wound. Following this, the artist continued to work with the shattering of mundane images and the study and reinterpretation of classical works, in particular, artists of the Victorian era. Collishaw's works immerse the viewer in a ghostly world, both familiar and frightening, poetic and morbid, through the use of various digital techniques and the optical illusions effects.

This talk will address how the artist selects the ideas he incorporates in his work and the research involved in producing them. Topics covered will include the history of art, evolutionary psychology, the seductive nature of imagery, and evolving technologies. Processes discussed will include laser scanning, mechanical engineering, glass making, 3D printing, computer animation, painting, virtual reality, and optical illusions.

This lecture is a part of the series "Theories and practices of cultural leadership" organised by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art together with the British Council and is supported by the Gary Tatintsian Gallery.

Free admission with advance registration.
The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.
The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.

Mat Collishaw

Mat Collishaw (b. 1966) is a British artist, photographer, sculptor, and director. He participated in Freeze (1988), organised by Damien Hirst, which is considered a start of the Young British Artists movement. He studied at Goldsmiths' College, London.

Collishaw's are represented in such collections as Tate Modern, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.