Chris Fitzpatrick talks about 'All the exhibitions that don't immediately seem to be exhibitions at Kunstverein München e.V., so far'. Next to his talk Chris also invites Erik Thys with Conglomerate for piano and sequencer (2018 – 13'), who on his turn invites Alain Franco to perform the human part of this piece.
Chris Fitzpatrick (New York, 1978) is the director of Kunstverein München, a 195-year-old contemporary art institution in Munich, Germany. From 2012–2015 he was the director of Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium. He has independently curated exhibitions in Austria, China, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, and the United States.
Erik Thys (b. 1961, lives in Brussels) is an artist, composer, writer and psychiatrist. Thys has exhibited and performed his work at Küchenausstellung Vienna (2018), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco (2015); Objectif Exhibitions Antwerp (2014); Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2014, 2011); Castillo/Corrales, Paris (2013); the Artist’s Institute, New York (2013); Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp (2012); Berlin Biennale (2008); and many others.
Alain Franco was born in Antwerp. He did musical studies in Belgian conservatories and post-master studies in France. He worked as a musician (playing conducting) with orchestras and ensembles in Europe, both in Classical and Contemporary repertoire. He focused since a few years on collaborations with choreographers and performance artists. Projects include: 'Figures de voisinage' (Jean-Luc Ducourt), 'Zeitung' (Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker), 'Tres Scripturae' (Etienne Guilloteau), 'Songs of Love and War' (Deufert+Plischke). Currently working with Meg Suart (Munich Kamerspiele , 2012) as well as with 'Akademie der Künste' in Berlin.