Matthew Buckingham
Tuesday 18 October 2005

Matthew Buckingham is an artist living in New York and Berlin. Utilizing photography, film, video, audio, writing and drawing, his work questions the role that social memory plays in contemporary life. Buckingham examines dynamic connections between the present and past while scrutinizing the power and effects of images and narration. His installations and interventions create spatial and social contexts that encourage viewers to question the familiar.

Recent projects investigate the “creative destruction” of the city of St. Louis; the Indigenous people of the Hudson River Valley; and the genesis of the first dictionary of the English language. His work has been seen at Arc/Musée d´art moderne de la Ville de Paris; The Arnolfini, Bristol; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; KunstWerke, Berlin; Kunstmuseum, Luzern; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster and The Whitney Museum for American Art, New York.

The lecture will be held in English.