A Project for Documenta 13: Steve Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble
A Buffalo-based artist whose work is staged and celebrated around the world, Steve Kurtz, Chair of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, will address his four major projects of this year. Kurtz is a founding member of Critical Art Ensemble, one of the most significant art collectives today, which explores the intersection of art, technology, and political activism. Kurtz had a starring role at this year’s Documenta 13, the quadrennial art fair in Kassel, Germany that is one of the premier international art events. Unusually, Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble completed two projects for Documenta 13: “Monument to Global Economic Inequality” (pictured below) and “Winning Hearts and Minds.” Kurtz and Critical Art Ensemble were among the few artists representing the United States at Documenta 13, a fully international art fair. In addition, his project “New Alliances” was featured at Parco Arte Vivente in Turin, Italy. A large illustrated text of major Critical Art Ensemble projects entitled “Disturbances” was published this year. It will be available for purchase and signing following the talk.