Peter Wächtler in conversation with Ed Atkins
, 14:00

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The talk is in connection with the opening Peter Wächtler´s exhibition ‘Franky’s Theme’ at Bergen Kunsthall, 25 Jan – 31 Mar. The exhibition presents a large body of new works created for the show, in conjunction with a recent large-scale video installation.

Peter Wächtler lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, M HKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp (both 2017), The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Chisenhale, London, KIOSK, Ghent (all 2016) and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2014). Selected group exhibitions include The Absent Museum, WIELS, Brussels (2017), 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York (both 2015), A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial, Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (both 2014), and Meanwhile… Suddenly and Then, Lyon Biennale (2013). A collection of Wächtler’s texts titled Come On was published by Sternberg Press in 2013.

Ed Atkins (born 1982, UK) lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. Solo presentations include Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; MMK Frankfurt; DHC/ART, Montréal (all 2017); Castello di Rivoli and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; The Kitchen, New York (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015), The Serpentine Gallery, London (2014); and The Chisenhale Gallery (2012) . An anthology of his texts, ‘A Primer for Cadavers’, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2016, and an extensive artist’s monograph from Skira was published in 2017. In early 2019 Ed will have exhibitions at K21, Düsseldorf, and Kunsthaus Bregenz. A novel, ‘Old Food’, will be published in November 2019. Ed is currently a guest professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Platform is Bergen Kunsthall’s lecture series connected to our exhibition programme and wider contemporary debates.

Plattform invites you to a chat between the artists Peter Wächtler and Ed Atkins about animation, scorched naturalism, caricature and purgatory. A slight overview of Peter Wächtler’s exhibition and some of the themes that run through his work.