January 13, 2008 - Serpentine Galleries - Serpentine Gallery Sweatshops
January 13, 2008

Serpentine Gallery Sweatshops

Anthony McCall and Andrew Tyndall
Argument 1978
16 mm film still
Copyright: 2008 Anthony McCall and Andrew Tyndall

Serpentine Gallery Sweatshops
On Engagements, On Failures, On Fictions, On Attitudes

Serpentine Gallery Sweatshops is a programme of seminars convened by Lisa Le Feuvre and Edgar Schmitz to consider ideas surrounding politics and art. The programme, which began in November 2007, investigates ‘Engagements, Failures, Fictions and Attitudes’ in conversations with thinkers, artists, writers and curators that open up a debate around contemporary cultural issues, creating a place for public research outside of an academic framework.

Coming next:

On Failures: Evasive Gestures and Utopian Potentialities

Thursday 24 January 2008

7– 9 pm

With: Johnny Golding, Chair of Philosophy in Visual Arts and Communication Technologies at the University of Greenwich; Melissa Gronlund, Associate Editor of Afterall and writer; Benedict Seymour, musician, writer and Deputy editor of Mute magazine.

On Fictions: Constructing Belief and Claiming the World

Tuesday 25 March 2008

7– 9 pm

With: Deborah Levy, writer, working across fiction, performance and visual culture; Rosalind Nashashibi, artist; and Irit Rogoff, theorist and Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths.

On Attitudes: What is to be Done with Indifference?

Tuesday 27 May 2008

7– 9 pm

With: Eric Alliez, philosopher and Senior Research Fellow in Modern European Philosophy in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University; Sylvère Lotringer, Professor of French at Columbia University, New York; and Adrian Rifkin, Professor of Visual Culture and Media, Middlesex University.

Past event:

On Engagements: Confrontations, Conflations and Lateral Engagements

Tuesday 27 November 2007

7 – 9 pm

With: Alexander Garcia Duttmann, philosopher and Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, London; Maria Fusco, Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths and Editor of The Happy Hypocrite; and Tom Morton, writer, curator and Contributing Editor of Frieze magazine.

Goethe Institut
50 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2PH

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