Conversation with Clemens von Wedemeyer

Conversation with Clemens von Wedemeyer at VOX, May 19, 2022.

Clemens von Wedemeyer, Faux Terrain, still, 2019, video. Courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
6 p.m. at VOX

Admission is free, but seats are limited
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This event is presented with the financial support of IFA
(Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).

In-person conferences are back at VOX!

Come meet the artist to discuss topics that pertain to his practice in conjunction with the exhibition The Illusion of a Crowd. This discussion will address various questions related to the new research axis initiated at VOX on the methods of investigation offered by images when combined with the fields of technoscience and digital technology.

Introduction by Marie J. Jean
Facilitated by Geneviève Marcil

The conversation will take place in English and will be followed by a Q&A.

Clemens von Wedemeyer, born in 1974 in Göttingen, Germany, currently lives and works in Berlin and holds a professorship for media art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. The artist and filmmaker studied photography and media at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig under the supervision of Astrid Klein in 2005. Wedemeyer participated in group shows such as the 1st Moscow Biennale (2005), the 4th Berlin Biennale (2006), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), the 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008) and dOCUMENTA (13) (2012). He had solo shows among others at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2006), ARGOS Centre for Art and Media (Brussels, 2007), the Barbican Art Centre (London, 2009), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt am Main, 2011), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2015), and Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg, 2016).

A new research axis at VOX

The emergence and proliferation of open-source media, the widespread use of smartphones with access to geolocation data, the use of software and other forensic technologies, and digital modeling offer new and original ways to conduct visual and conceptual investigations. Artists have seized upon this technological armada to investigate human rights abuses or to support social or environmental justice causes. In the coming year, VOX will focus on the investigative image and its potential for artists.


Clemens von Wedemeyer. The Illusion of a Crowd
2022.03.10 - 05.28

This monographic exhibition presents a selection of recent video installations by Clemens von Wedemeyer pertaining to the representation of crowds and the tension between the individual and the masses.

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