Max, a recent philosophy graduate from King’s College, is a winner at this year’s prestigious 2018 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.
© ‘Londoners II’ – Max Barstow
The prize-winning image is from his series, Londoners. Currently, he is working on a set of still-life pictures inspired by classic memento mori images, alongside an ongoing project, Reflections. Read Max’s interview (in the Nutshells section) here.
Sacha Golob (co-Director, CPVA) in conversation with the sculptor and performance artist Hester Reeve on the relationship between art and philosophy, her rejoinder to Plato’s Academy, the role of personas in contemporary art, and her interest in the great rationalist thinker Immanuel Kant.
0.31 – Philosophy as Artistic Practice
11.23 – Ymedaca and Plato’s Academy
23.40 – Conceptual Personas: HRH.the
33.10 – Thinking, Dialogue, Speech
40.27 – Materiality
47.58 – Immanuel Kant and the Residency at KCL
About this film
Sacha Golob (co-Director, CPVA) in conversation with the sculptor Kenny Hunter on the role of public sculpture, its destruction, and its style.
1. The Monumental Tradition: Approaches to Public Sculpture (0.45)
2. The Community: Sculpture and Democracy (4.25)
3. The Animal and the Human (13.41)
4. Destroying Sculptures (23.37)
5. The Toy Aesthetic and Post-Modern Irony (32.46)
6. The Southwark Memorial (38.32)
Protest Art – Panel Discussion
10 December | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
What is protest art? What are its limits and what are its possibilities? Might there be a unique role for art in protest or does the political statement diminish the art? And once a piece of art becomes popular in the art world, can it still be protest art? We bring together those at the forefront of making and thinking about protest art to discuss what it has been, what it is, and what it might be.
Sacha Golob, Director, Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts, King’s College London
Robert Montgomery, Poet and artist, Author of Echos of Voices in the High Towers
Stephanie Schwartz, Lecturer, American Modernism, UCL
Sarah Fine, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL
Welcome back to the ‘In a Nutshell’ section. This is part of an ongoing project in collaboration with King’s College, London to engage with artists (by interviewing them) and to present the content with a brief introductory summary that contextualizes the artist’s work within current philosophical debates.
The interview with Nicola Durvasula is here.