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 25 January 2018

    RCA | Visual Cultures Lecture Series| Marl: Sometimes Hard, usually Soft: A Carnival of Entanglement

    with Leo Costner / Amir George / Manu Luksch / Martin Reinhart / UBERMORGEN Organised by: Johnny Aura Satz, Margarita Gluzberg, Nigel Rolfe.

    Entanglement Research Group (RCA)

    The Research Group: Entanglement seeks to establish a kind of ‘lab’, a weekly experimental site foregrounding one’s artphilosophyvoicetonguequantumphysicswork through the strange visceral economies of what constitutes an ‘is’ (or even the is):

    We will commence the Entanglement in the New Year 2018 with Foucault’s The Courage of Truth read with and against Bataille’s Meditations and Haraway’s Tentacular Thinking Entanglement enables (or will try to enable) a new form of contemporary art, philosophy/erotic praxis, poetics and the logics of sense we call ‘inhabited philosophy’. All work(s) will be discussed / voiced / heard / exchanged bearing in mind a few interlocutors: Friedrich Nietzsche, Isabelle Stengers, Karen Barad, Benoit Mandelbrot, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Søren Kierkegaard, Kathy Acker, Euripides, Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, J-F Lyotard, RAW, Wittgenstein, Angela Davis.

    Research Tutor: Johnny Golding with Aura Satz, Nigel Rolfe, Sarah Jones and Margarita Gluzberg. Honorary Post-docs: Alberto Condotta, Fani Cettl, Jakub Ceglarz and Mattia Paganelli.

  • Tue 20 February 2018

    RCA | Visual Cultures Lecture Series

    Ben Noys / Ash Sarkar / Mira Matter / Marina Vishmidt/ Sarat Maharaj (TBC) Organised by the Writing Research Group lead by Yve Lomax with Nicky Coutts, Jesse Ash, Jaspar Joseph-Lester

  • Tue 10 April 2018

    RCA | Visual Cultures Lecture Series | Dickie Beau

    Dickie Beau | Organised by the Methodas Fiction Research Group lead by Rebecca Fortnum