Cass Fine Art: Lecture by Markus Hansen

'The Me in You is Us', a lecture by the artist Markus Hansen
Date: 29/01/2015

When Markus Hansen (b. 1963, Heidelberg, Germany) was nine, his family moved to Liverpool. After art studies at the University of Reading, he assisted Joseph Beuyson with the installation Plight in 1985. In 1986/87, he lived in Columbia, South America with the Waunana Indians pursuing his anthropological interests in the creative healing role of the Shaman.

Upon his return to England, he began exhibiting with Maureen Paley in London and exhibiting internationally. He moved to Paris after a residence at the Cartier Foundation in 1992 and back to London in 2014. 

Hansen works in multiple styles and genres: printmaking, photography, film, video, performance, sculpture and installation.

His primary topic is critical thinking about German post-war history and the social, political and emotional implications of the unspoken traumas passed on from generation to generation. In his videos and photographs, Hansen is concerned with indirect, non-verbal ways in which people are indelibly connected by shared experience.

This lecture is his first public appearance in two years, since an accident that left him unable to work. The spine of the talk will be the series ‘Other people’s feelings are also my own’ interspersed with works and projects that touch on the themes of ‘Come together’, ‘History and the big now’ and ‘The improbable gardens’.

News details

Date Thursday, 29 January, 5.30pm
Location The Cass, Central House, room CE1-19

Recent news from The Cass

In the Dust of Things Unsettled

The Cass students think outside the box at iconic London art venues.

Making a Living Week 2017

The Cass annual festival of employability and entrepreneurship.

London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards

Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.

Cass Alumnus wins London Festival of Architecture Modern Maypole competition

A Cass Architecture alumnus, Alex Scott-Whitby has been announced as the winner of the London Festival of Architecture’s Modern Maypole competition in the centre of London.

Acclaimed actor and writer delivers insightful talk to Cass students

The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.

Cass Christmas Cracker 2017

Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm

The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.

Musarc Winter Konzert

Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.

Cass students make their art public in Window Wanderland

Students from The Cass recently participated in Window Wanderland, an international festive initiative developed by a Cass alumna.

Flashticine!

Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

London Met alumna to become Lorelei Press’s newest author

Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.

Cass graduate wins prestigious curtain design competition

Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Big Blanket for Crisis

London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.

Poetry, Prose and Stories to tell

An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.