Discussion Martens/Nash in SMBA

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On Saturday afternoon, 22 November, Renzo Martens will enter into conversation with Mark Nash, an expert in the field of cinematic strategies in the visual arts, as part of the Episode III exhibition. Crucial to Episode III is the way in which Martens uses certain conventions from the documentary genre, transgressing them by his constant presence as a cameraman, reporter and activist simultaneously. The discussion will focus on the nature of Martens's film which could be understood as a 'performance-documentary'.

Mark Nash is head of the department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London. He is a specialist in the use of film (especially documentary film) in contemporary art. Among others, he has been co-curator of Documenta 11 (2002) and film curator of the 2004 Berlin Biennial.