Tarek Atoui, Shuffle Orchestra at Wakefield Cathedral on 20 July 2019 for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Photography: Jules Lister

Sculpture Talk: Tarek Atoui

Leeds Beckett University

Tarek Atoui (b. 1980, Beirut, Lebanon) lives and works in Paris. Atoui is an artist and composer who works within the medium of sound. Atoui’s works are informed by extensive research into music history and tradition, that come to life in performances that explore new methods of collaboration and production. At the center of his work there is an ongoing reflection between the individual and the general and the open and dynamic nature of live performance.

Atoui presented two live musical performances for Yorkshire Sculpture International and this talk explored previous projects and work made in collaboration with others.

Atoui has presented his work internationally at Sharjah Biennial 9 and 11, United Arab Emirates (2009 and 2013, respectively); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2010); SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, South Korea (2010); the Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2010); Performa 11, New York (2011); dOCUMENTA, Kassel, Germany (2012); Serpentine Gallery, London (2012); Berlin Biennale (2014); NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2018) and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2018).

This event is part of the INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series and was organised by Leeds Beckett University School of Art, Architecture & Design and Yorkshire Sculpture International.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

1 - 2.30pm

Lecture Theatre A
Level 2
Rose Bowl
City Campus
Leeds Beckett University
Portland Crescent

Free entry, but booking essential

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