Understanding Surfaces.On Jewellery and Identity.Pravu Mazumdar
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
16 March 2014, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Born in 1952 in India, the philosopher will be referring to the surface of humans, its cultural elements - clothing, make-up, jewellery, gait, skin, bearing and voice, all of which he sees as being more than a type of packaging. In these elements, he sees the function being fulfilled that defines a person’s individuality and organises it within boundaries. For him, within contemporary jewellery, there exists the possibility of breaking through the shell of identity so that a contrast to the pressure of identity of modern life is possible. The lecture will be given in English. Entry is free.