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Nathaniel Mellors in Conversation with Curator Margot Norton

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Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen, The Aalto Natives, 2017 (still). HD video, sound, color; 53:54 min. Courtesy the artist; the Box, Los Angeles; Matt’s Gallery, London; Monitor, Rome; and Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam

Join us for a conversation between artist Nathaniel Mellors and curator Margot Norton on the occasion of the exhibition “Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks.” In his fantastical and wryly comical videos, sculptures, and installations, Mellors employs absurdist satire to incisively critique morality, national identity, religion, and power structures in contemporary society.

Nathaniel Mellors was born in 1974 in Doncaster, UK, and lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include the Box, Los Angeles (2016); Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2013); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2012); Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands (2011); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2011). Mellors has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (2016); the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam (2014); National Gallery of the Arts, Tirana (2014); National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2013); Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2013); the Slaughterhouse, Plymouth, UK (2011); Center for Contemporary Art Glasgow (2011); the Hayward Gallery, London (2011); the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2011). He is the recipient of the 2014 Contemporary Art Society Prize and the 2011 Cobra Art Prize. Mellors and Finnish artist Erkka Nissinen represented Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale with their collaborative video installation The Aalto Natives (2017).


Generous funding is provided by the Charlotte and Bill Ford Artist Talks Fund.

Support for public programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Full support for “Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks” can be viewed here.

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