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2020

Public Talk
Can artists shrink the Sahara?
Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Gabriela Rangel

Friday, July 10. 6PM UK

An earnest conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London) and Gabriela Rangel (Artistic Director, Malba, Buenos Aires), via zoom, on the course of one the centers of gravity of the art world: eco-activism, a global concern that requires immediate attention as well as concrete action to stop human aggression against the natural environment and the extinction of species.

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Photo © Brigitte Lacombe

Hans Ulrich Obrist

B. 1968 in Zurich, CH

Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London.Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 300 shows. In 2011 Obrist received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize, and in 2018 he was presented with the Award for Excellence in the Arts by the Appraisers Association of America. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is contributing editor to several magazines and journals.

Gabriela Rangel

B. 1963 en Caracas, Venezuela

Rangel is Artistic Director of Malba. She studied law and social communications at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, and film at the Escuela Internacional de Cine de San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She received a Master's degree at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, New York. From 2004 to 2019, she directed the Visual Arts department of Americas Society, New York's oldest program devoted to Latin America. Prior to that, she worked at the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura (CONAC), the Fundación Cinemateca Nacional, the Museo Alejandro Otero, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.