14 May 2016

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Dale Lewis in conversation with Norman Rosenthal

Dale Lewis in conversation with independent curatorNorman Rosenthal. Norman Rosenthal is an independent curator and art historian. He was Exhibitions Officer, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (1970-74); Curator, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1974-76) and Exhibitions Secretary, Royal Academy, London (1977-2008).  In 2007, he was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Rosenthal is well […]

14 May 2016

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Screening: ‘The Mystery of Picasso’, Henri-Georges Clouzot

An evening screening of The Mystery of Picasso, a 1956 French documentary film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot about the painter Pablo Picasso.  The film depicts the artist in the act of creating paintings for the camera, most of which were destroyed so that they would only exist on film. This event is free to attend but booking is […]

12 May 2016

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Gallery talk with Germano Celant about Ettore Spalletti

Germano Celant, the Italian art historian, critic and curator, will host a gallery talk about Ettore Spalletti on the occasion of Spalletti’s first exhibition with Marian Goodman Gallery. Ettore Spalletti’s exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery combines recent and important earlier paintings, sculpture and works on paper in an encompassing yet atemporal installation that permeates and […]

10 May 2016

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The Klein-Lacan Dialogues: A Round Table Discussion

The series of events which constituted ‘The Klein-Lacan Dialogues’ were a unique attempt to bring together psychoanalytic practitioners from different schools to engage with each other’s ideas in a serious way. The second book in the series has just been published. Chair of the Freud Museum, Dany Nobus, says: This new collection of Klein-Lacan dialogues […]

10 May 2016

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Furniture Moves Memory: The Journeys of Anna Freud’s Alpine Furniture

Nine decorated chests and cupboards of Alpine origin stand in today’s Freud Museum. Anna Freud bought this rustic furniture in 1930 and used it to furnish the country house in the Vienna Woods which she shared with Dorothy Burlingham. When the Freuds fled Vienna in 1938 Dorothy Burlingham sent the furniture to the US. After […]

10 May 2016

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The Unheimlich and Consciousness in Art

Author’s Talk: Imogen Racz Building on research from my recent book Art and the Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday, this talk will consider how post-war sculptors have addressed ideas of the domestic uncanny. In order for these works to have resonance viewers needs to empathetically engage, and allow for a blurring between consciousness and the […]

9 May 2016

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Sigmund’s Shorts: Bleedings, Gabriele Tinti, Franko B and Lynda Nead

Join us for screenings and live poetry readings followed by a panel discussion with Poet and Writer, Gabriele Tinti, Artist, Franko B and Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, Lynda Nead. In this series of screenings/readings Gabriele Tinti and FrankoB present the combat sport of boxing as a fine art. The […]

9 May 2016

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Filming the Body in Crisis: Trauma, Healing and Hopefulness

Author’s talk: Davina Quinlivan introduced by Caroline Bainbridge Filming the Body in Crisis examines the representation of the body and the ethical, psychological and embodied implications of viewing bodies on screen across a range of moving image media and mainstream films.The book draws on the work of Melanie Klein and Sigmund Freud, and is focused […]

4 May 2016

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The Rise of the ‘Jujitsu-Suffragettes’ – Martial Arts in fin-de-siècle Great Britain

The Bagri Foundation presents a lecture by Dr Emelyne Godfrey which will explore the blossoming of martial arts in Great Britain at the turn of the 20th century, investigating the Victorian obsession for self-defence, the appeal of the ‘exotic East’, and gender as a social and cultural construct. Starting with the mid-Victorian garotting panics, Dr […]

3 May 2016

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Falling Idols

Iconoclastic attacks on art reveal the power of images to embody beliefs, values and practices. Hear from novelist and historian Dame Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, London as she explores the destruction of art in times of political crisis, from the English Reformation to the current day. For more information […]

3 May 2016

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The Vanishing Man

Hear art critic Laura Cumming discuss how a Velázquez painting changed both her life and that of John Snare’s – the Victorian bookseller’s at the heart of her latest novel, ‘The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velázquez’, a compelling synthesis of detective story and biography.  Snare came across a dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction […]

25 April 2016

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Summer Show Debates

A day of presentations and panel discussions on three key themes affecting emerging creative practitioners; the studio, the curatorial and the audience.    To complement Camberwell College of Arts’ Undergraduate Summer Shows, Camberwell Space Projects presents a day of panel discussions around current themes in art and design practice, particularly around the idea of making […]

22 April 2016

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Elly Thomas | Kits and Building Blocks | Artist’s Talk

Elly Thomas will be talking about her exhibition Kits and Building Blocks, her working process and influences. All welcome and refreshments will be served.

19 April 2016

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Lament: Bettina von Zwehl in conversation with Josh Cohen

Lament is a new publication by Art/Books, which features two series of images by artist Bettina von Zwehl with new writing by psychoanalyst Josh Cohen. Cohen’s two texts are interwoven amongst the images, one a critical reflection on light and shadow, the other a poetic tale inspired by the torn photographs. This evening they will discuss […]

19 April 2016

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John Dee: art, science, magic

Discover the lost world of one of Tudor England’s most imaginative intellects at this special evening of lectures exploring some of the remarkable objects featured in the acclaimed exhibition,‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’. William Schupbach of the Wellcome Library and the Science Museum’s Katie Dabin explain what these artefacts owned by […]

15 April 2016

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Blazing Guns and Noble Swords: The Spectacle of Samurai Masculinity

The lecture by Dr Doreen Mueller, Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS will explore how swords and guns were envisioned in the popular imagination in early modern Japan.  While swords had encapsulated the honour codes and practices of the samurai for centuries, guns were only introduced to Japan in the sixteenth century, and their role in […]

13 April 2016

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Feminisms and the Moving Image: Symposium & Launch

Join us to celebrate the publication of the Feminisms double issue of MIRAJ co-edited byMaria Walsh and Catherine Elwes. We will be joined by a cross-generational group of speakers including historians, academics, curators and practitioners, beginning withGriselda Pollock and Laura Mulvey (chaired by Jenny Lund). They will be followed by a panel featuring artists Oriana Fox and Rehana Zaman and the afternoon will close with a screening […]

9 April 2016

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Talk: Patriotism and Dissent in the Global South

The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to present authors Pankaj Mishra and Vijay Prashad in conversation about the rise of authoritarianism in Egypt, Turkey and India; the germination of cultures of resistance; and important questions surrounding the intellectual and solidarity. Space for dissent closes rapidly in several major countries of the Global South – whether by […]

5 April 2016

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Dee late: inside John Dee’s miraculous mind

Explore one the most mysterious men of Elizabethan era at a special late opening of the acclaimed exhibition ‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’. Catch this exclusive after hours opportunity to view the displays. Hear talks uncovering the enigmatic mind of the Tudor magus from experts Bill Sherman and Deborah Harkness. Whilst […]

4 April 2016

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The 2016 Edward W. Said London Lecture – Let Them Drown: The Violence of Othering in a Warming World

Naomi Klein will be giving this year’s lecture in memory of Edward Said. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the critically acclaimed international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism; No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies; and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate which was one of the New York Times […]

3 April 2016

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Artist’s Talking: Sarah Lees with Lynne Crompton

Please come to the gallery and hear artist Sarah Lees in conversation with gallery manager and curator, Lynne Crompton. Lees will chat about her current solo show, her interests and inspiration in relation to her own practice, her role as a graphic designer, the return to a Fine Art education and her own teaching approach […]

2 April 2016

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Talk and Presentation: Liquid Traces

Creative research agency Forensic Architecture (Goldsmiths, University of London) presents new investigations into boat accidents in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015, a year in which crossings led to unprecedented loss of life of people fleeing conflict by sea. Lorenzo Pezzani and Charles Heller show how they use this exciting emerging field of research to document […]

1 April 2016

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Always Already Dead: Unbecoming Object / Possible Objects of a New Feminist Art Practic

Linda Stupart reconsiders objectification and abjection as sites of resistance for queer and femme bodies under neoliberalism, while Josefine Wikström discusses the transformation of the category of feminist art through philosophical discourses on the ‘object’ and ‘practice’.

1 April 2016

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Screening: PASSION and POWER: The Technology of Orgasm

Directed by Emiko Omori and Wendy Slick, PASSION and POWER: The Technology of Orgasm tells the story of the invention of the vibrator and its relationship to the female orgasm.  Please register for a place if you would like to attend. Please note that this event begins promptly at 7pm, latecomers tickets may be reallocated.

1 April 2016

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Sensational Images: Visual Vocabularies of Gendered Affect

Helen Hester presents a paper focusing on how to apply American film scholar Linda Williams’ idea of ‘the frenzy of the visible’ to materials that attempt to articulate non-phallic arousal and sexual pleasure. In doing so, she will explore how porn, and visual artists responding to porn, develop strategies for visually representing erotic affects that do […]

30 March 2016

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Im/Material: Encounters within the Creative Arts Archive

The conference Im/Material: Encounters within the Creative Arts Archive brings together UK and international artists, archivists, curators and academics to consider the role of the archive in the creation, interpretation and preservation of culture. The event offers an exciting programme of talks, discussions, screenings, exhibitions and other immersive events which foreground archives and special collections […]

30 March 2016

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War in 3 Dimensions

Artists Hew Locke, Michael Sandle & Tim Shaw in conversation, moderated by Indra Khanna. We are in the age of constant war and instant images; photography, TV, with press, combatants and civilians tweeting and posting online.  How can artists find validity within their solid, 3D practice to talk about issues of conflict? Join the  conversation between […]

22 March 2016

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Life Lessons in Wonder

Ignite a sense of wonder. Do you want to deepen your ability to stay focussed when looking at art? Using basic mindfulness techniques, we aim to ignite a childlike sense of wonder for art and the world around us. Immerse yourself in the art and find a place of calm on Slow Art Day. Life […]

22 March 2016

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Drawing and Photography

A panel discussion exploring key themes in Double Take Double Take is an exhibition that seeks to explore the multifarious ways photography and drawing have been combined and mirrored to extend both practices into new arenas in modern and contemporary practices. This panel discussion will platform themes explored in the exhibition, with contributions from Double Take artists Margarita Gluzberg, […]

19 March 2016

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Eiko Honda: ‘Japanese Nature? Between Language and Landscape’

‘Japanese Nature? Between Language and Landscape’ Power of nature, recovery from disaster and hope for the future… These are some of the key phrases that have visibly inhabited public consciousness in Japan since the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe. But what is really meant by them? What is the place of language use in […]

17 March 2016

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Owen Hatherley: ‘Monetising the Ruin: Batterseas New and Old’

‘Monetising the Ruin: Batterseas New and Old’ In this talk, Owen Hatherley will discuss the architecture and afterlife of Battersea Power Station and its industrial hinterland. He will particularly consider the way that it has been mediated in popular culture and in the extraordinary succession of failed projects planned for its ruined shell. In doing so, he […]

17 March 2016

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Laurence Scott: ‘Borrowed Time’

In this talk, Laurence Scott expands on his essay for the ‘Borrowed Time’ publication, which considers the digital age’s double-faced relationship to time. We inhabit a networked environment that is both defined by innovation and nostalgia. The future is always arriving with the latest, fastest devices, and the ceaseless unfolding of a Twitter timeline creates a mood […]