Modern Art, 50-58 Vyner Street, E2 9DQ, 18 April 2018

Eva Rothschild in conversation with Caroline Douglas, Director of Contemporary Art Society

On Wednesday 18 April, Eva Rothschild will be in conversation with Caroline Douglas, Director of Contemporary Art Society, to discuss her latest exhibition now open at Modern Art, Vyner Street. Titled ‘Iceberg Hits’, this is Rothschild’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Eva Rothschild’s work has developed out of the legacy of the modernist sculptural tradition, in particular the formal languages of such artists as Barbara Hepworth and Eva Hesse, both of whom, in their own ways, were committed to studying sculpture’s capacity to create bodily encounters in space. Similarly, for Rothschild, scale, mass, volume and materiality are central components of her sculptural lexicon, but so are humour, illusion and ritual. Rothschild’s work - which is made out of materials such as jesmonite, Perspex, steel, leather and beads - is concerned with how certain qualities of corporeality might be invested with spiritual meaning, and the precise point at which narratives might arise out of formal arrangements.

Schedule

  • Thu 27 February 2020

    RCA / ARCHIVE / Olivier Richon and Victoria Walsh

    Soah Research presents:

    Liberté

    Deactivating Desire. Albert Serra’s latest film, Liberté with Alexander García Düttmann

    This is a dark tale of the Enlightenment, a formal costume drama where excess is the methodology for the exploration of desire, language and representation.

    The screening will be followed by a discussion with Olivier Richon.

    After growing up in Barcelona, Alexander García Düttmann studied in Frankfurt am Main with Alfred Schmidt and in Paris with Jacques Derrida. Since 1992, he has lived in San Francisco, New York, Melbourne, and London, and he has taught at Stanford University, The University of Essex, Monash University, New York University, Middlesex University, Goldsmiths College, and the Royal College of Art. He is currently Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University of the Arts, Berlin.

    In 2015, García Düttmann published “What Does Art Know? For an Aesthetics of Resistance” (Konstanz University Press). In this book, he claims that art is a form of thinking and that for this reason it does not produce knowledge. Alexander García Düttmann has translated some of Derrida’s works into German, and Benjamin’s essay on Julien Green into French. He has also “Theory and Practice”, an unpublished seminar by Jacques Derrida on Marx (Éditions Galilée 2017). What is Contemporary Art? On Political Ideology (Konstanz University Press) appeared in 2017, Love Machine. The Origin of the Work of Art (Konstanz University Press) in 2018.

  • Tue 17 March 2020

    RCA / Research presents (Public) / CORRESPONDENCE / Rebecca Fortnum and Gemma Blackshaw

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  • Wed 25 March 2020

    RCA / research presents (Public)  / PUBLIC(S) / Sarah Teasley & Mel Jordan

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  • Thu 2 April 2020

    RCA / SoAH research presents (Public) / ENTANGLEMENT / Johnny Golding & Emma Talbot

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