Upcoming Talk December 2: Introduction to ‘White Cube’ by Renzo Martens at Lumiere Maastricht
On Wednesday December 2nd, I’m giving a short introduction to the screening of the new documentary of Dutch artist and enfant terrible Renzo Martens at Lumiere in Maastricht. His documentary ‘White Cube’ (launched at IDFA) follows on his praised (and controversial) documentary ‘Episode III: Enjoy Poverty’ (2008). Renzo Martens is a very interesting artist, especially when discussing how artists can engage with societal issues. For me, Renzo Martens takes the core questions of the debate on engaged art head-on: How to make art and go beyond it at the same time? When is artistic engagement meaningful, and for whom?