Los Angeles based conceptual artist Karl Haendel is known for his large-scale graphite drawings, installations, videos, and public projects. His practice is driven by his interest in the semiotic function of images and texts: how they are used to form both personal and cultural meaning, values, and beliefs. Pulling from a broad-ranging and idiosyncratic archive of found, stock and self-made images, Haendel’s works engage in a critical assessment and interpretation of themes ranging from masculinity to ethical responsibility and the mediation of political events and public personas.
Haendel’s first comprehensive monograph, covering his oeuvre from the years 2000 to 2018, has just been published by Hatje Cantz. This publication is the first monograph on Haendel’s work. At PalaisPopulaire he discusses the power of pictures with his publisher Holger Liebs.
Artist's Talk at PalaisPopulaire
Karl Haendel: "The Politics of Images"
Thursday, 15 November 2018, 7 – 8.30pm
Unter den Linden 5