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Peter Clarke: Wind Blowing on the Cape Flats

Hans Ulrich Obrist with Peter Clarke

16 Jan 2013

Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery continues his Conversation Project with artist and writer Peter Clarke

Hans Ulrich Obrist with Peter Clarke

Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, Hans Ulrich Obrist continues his on-going Conversation Series (1996- ) with artist and writer Peter Clarke.

Peter Clarke

One of the most accomplished and versatile visual South African artists, Peter Clarke was born in 1929. In his early twenties he declared that he would make his living as an artist, which was a highly unusual ambition for a young black South African at the time. Over the last sixty years, Clarke has reflected on his country’s social and political history and is often referred to as the ‘quiet chronicler’. His work constitutes a subtle critique of apartheid and its social consequences as well as more recently, aspects of the ‘new’ South Africa.

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris. In 2012, he has co-curated Jonas Mekas, Thomas Schütte Faces and Figures, Yoko Ono TO THE LIGHT, Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Pavilion and the Memory Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery, London; To the Moon via the Beach, LUMA Foundation, Arles; Lina Bo Bardi, Casa de Vidro, Sao Paulo; A call for unrealized projects, DAAD and e-flux, Berlin. Obrist’s recent publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Ai Wei Wei Speaks, along with new volumes of his Conversation Series.

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