10/12/2023, 3:00 pm,

Artist talk with Dominique White

, Kunsthalle Münster

Dominique White, May you break free and outlive your enemy, 2021


At the end of the exhibition When Disaster Strikes, a conversation between Dominique White and Merle Radtke, director of Kunsthalle Münster and curator of the exhibition, will take place in order to enable a deeper insight into White’s oeuvre.

Based on her in-depth research, Dominique White addresses Blackness in terms of both its conceptual and material implications. The artist charges the material she uses, expanding its iconography as well as the medium of sculpture per se. She uses the powerful union of materials as a means to detach the motifs from their original function and redefine them as bodies charged with retribution, protest and resistance. Her sculptures describe the shipwrecks as attempts to undermine and destroy the hydrarchy. The vulnerability of her sculptures is uncompromising. As fragile entities, the sculptural bodies straddle states of preservation, decay and destruction Ghosts among ghosts. It is an active rejection of authority and erasure and a protest against an enduring system based on the dehumanisation and instability of being Black. It embodies the rejection of a future based on the violence of colonialism. Dominique White's sculptures are a play on memory and metamorphosis. In their unpredictable forms, the disappeared makes its entrance into the space in the Kunsthalle Münster as part of her first solo exhibition in a German institution.

The artist talk will be held in Englisch.

Dominique White (born 1993 in the UK) is a graduate of Goldsmiths University of London and Central Saint Martins. Her recent exhibitions include May you break free an outlove your enemy, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2023); Statements, Art Basel, Basel (2022); Love, Bold Tendencies, London (2022); cinder oft he Wreck/les cendres du naufrage, Triangle France, Marseille (2022); Techno Worlds, produced by Goethe-Institut, Art Quarter Budapest (2021); Possédées, MO. CO, Montpellier (2020-21); Boundary + Gesture, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2019). White was awarded the Roger Pailhas Prize in 2019 in conjunction with her solo exhibition at VEDA, Florence (2019) and received awards from Artangel and the Henry Moore Foundation in 2020. In 2020 and 2021, White was a guest artist at Sagrada Mercancía (Santiago, Chile), Triangle France - Astérides (Marseille), and La Becque (La Tour-de-Peilz). White works nomadically.

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