The Event of Archaeology: Manufacturing Histories & Extraction – Max de Esteban

This event is the second in a series of lectures, workshops and screenings titled ‘The Event of Archaeology’ taking place at the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, organised by Dr Ines Weizman and research students of the MPhil/ PhD Programme.

Location: RCA, Battersea Campus, Lecture Hall Rausing Tower

8 February 2024


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(If attending the earlier event ‘The Event of Archaeology: Manufacturing Histories & Extraction’ at the RCA, Kensington Campus, there will be a bus transfer to the Battersea Campus).

Event Programme:

Max de Esteban

Artist, Barcelona

The Aesthetics of Extraction, or Colour Pigments Extinct (tbc)

Max de Esteban is an artist working mostly in photography and video whose work is best known for his examination of the human condition under a technological regime. His projects have been exhibited at museums and institutions such as Jeu de Paume in Paris, MUAC in Mexico, NRW-Forum in Dusseldorf, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Deutsche Technik Museum in Berlin, Virreina Centre de l’Imatge in Barcelona, CGAC in Santiago de Compostela and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Max participated in the Yokohama Triennale (2020); XIII Cairo Biennial (2019); XIII Bienal de la Habana (2019); XVI Fotofest Biennial (2016) and Darmstädter TdF Triennial (2014). His work has been the subject of five monographs: Estética de la Extinción (Turner); Twenty Red Lights (Virreina/La Fábrica); Propositions (La Fábrica); Heads will Roll (Hatje Cantz) and Elegies of Manumission (Nazraeli Press) and is part of museums’ collections such as Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SEDF in Bratislava, Deutsche Technik Museum in Berlin, CGAC in Santiago de Compostela, Wifredo Lam in La Habana and MACBA in Barcelona. Max is a Fulbright alumnus and received a PhD in Economics and Business from Universitat Ramon Lull, an MBA from Stanford University and a MSc and BSc in Engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.

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