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HIS HEAD. Courtesy Sidsel Meineche Hansen

3 – 6pm

Convened by artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen with contributions from Niels Henriksen, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, and Thomas Boutoux, a founding member of castillo/corrales in Paris, this symposium will address the divergent connotations of the male human head. Currently developing his thesis on the radical archaeology of Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973), Niels Henriksen’s presentation will focus on the medieval stone carving of “the double head” from Jorn’s personal image archive. Thomas Boutoux, on the other hand, will apply his interests in French political anthropologist Pierre Clastres (1934-1977) and the theory of the “headless leader” to questions surrounding the role of the state in the current production of art in France.

HIS HEAD Symposium is one part of Sidsel Meineche Hansen's project HIS HEAD (2014). The other part is included in the group exhibition Late Barbarians, which continues until 9 March 2014.