Royal College of Art, 16 May 2017

RCA | Locate & Reshape | Catherine Anyango, Mounira Al Solh & Erik van Lieshout

This panel of four artists will consider the notion of the Graphic Witness, a term that harnesses the power of drawing to challenge and question, reflecting on its capacity to record and reflect protest, as well as to produce images that bear witness to social injustice and even the horrors of war. It explores the way drawings can move beyond documentation of man’s inhumanity to man to become active agents in understanding how political ideals are corrupted, and reminders not to stand by, but to act. The panel discussion emerges from the exhibition Graphic Witness at the Drawing Room, curated by Kate Macfarlane.

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 He has also “Theory and Practice”, an unpublished seminar by Jacques Derrida on Marx (Éditions Galilée 2017).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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