Craig Havens (US/DE) is an artist working in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California.
Through the agency of photography, performative sculpture and site-specific installation, Havens explores alternate perspectives on public monuments, personal archives and cultural memorials in order to reactivate their relevance in daily life.
Havens considers a defining aspect of contemporary life as being a heightened sense of temporality. By operating within the dramatic interplay between memory systems and our present experience, his work employs this sense of displacement in order to present the viewer with opportunities for confronting transience and the improbability of existence.
Works have been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen/Germany, Art Basel in Basel/Switzerland, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp/Belgium, the Armory Biennial in Los Angeles/California, the Nanjing International Biennale in Nanjing/China, the Sariev Contemporary Gallery in Sofia/Bulgaria, the Heritage Arts Space in Hanoi/Vietnam, the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg/South Africa, the Brugge Triennale in Brugge/Belgium and Galerie Andreas Schmidt in Berlin/Germany.
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