Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ed Atkins’s performance/lecture on April 24 has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.
British artist Ed Atkins will “attempt an adequate recitation of American novelist Gilbert Sorrentino’s poem ‘The Morning Roundup’ (1971), with songs and histrionics throughout,” as he describes. The artist is known for computer animated videos that sit unsteadily between sentimentality and grim realism. Atkins’s Happy Birthday!! (2014), a video about mortality, dementia, love, and the digitization of our lives, is currently on view in The Body Electric.
Atkins lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. His solo presentations include Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; MMK, Frankfurt; DHC/ART, Montreal (all 2017); Castello di Rivoli and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; The Kitchen, New York (all 2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); Serpentine Gallery, London (2014); and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012). His written works include the anthology of his own texts called A Primer for Cadavers (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016) as well as an extensive artist’s monograph (Skira, 2017) In early 2019, Atkins will present exhibitions at K21, Düsseldorf, and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. A novel, Old Food, will be published in November 2019. Atkins is currently a guest professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.