Wendland: On What Makes us Human

“Far from being endowed with divine rationality that distinguishes us from the beasts, Bacon’s paintings show us just how savage our exercise of reason can be.”

Wendland‘s contribution to the Tate Britain-CPVA series ‘What makes us Human: On Anxiety’ was philosophically magnetic.  But if you missed out on that and event, you can still calm your angst, by reading Wendland‏ ‘s compelling current review of the Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud show at the Pushkin Museum in the Moscow Times.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/04/06/all-too-human-the-school-of-london-exhibition-a65124

Girl with a White Dog 1950-1 by Lucian Freud 1922-2011

Girl with a White Dog 1950-1 Lucian Freud 1922-2011 Purchased 1952 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N06039

Video work by CPVA 2019 Artist Jort van der Laan acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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Image: Jort van der Laan, Neither of Us is Powerless, 2018, video, 8-minute loop, courtesy the artist

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has recently announced that it has acquired the video work Neither of Us is Powerless by Jort van der Laan. The work is being shown now, in the exhibition Freedom of Movement.

Jort collaborated with Philosopher Dr Sarah Fine  (King’s College, London) for the 2019 CPVA Residency & Bush House exhibition which explored and challenged philosophical conceptions of migration, time and meaning. The CPVA Residency programme is conducted in partnership with Kunsthuis SYB.

A Piece of Blue Velvet Hanging
Jort van der Laan developed the video work Neither of Us is Powerless during a residency period at Kunsthuis SYB. It was shown during a short presentation, titled A Piece of Blue Velvet Hanging in October 2018 at SYB. Van der Laan’s residency took place in the context of a two-part exchange of Ben Cain and Jort van der Laan between Kunsthuis SYB and King’s College Center for Philosophy and Visual Arts.

Kunsthuis SYB
Kunsthuis SYB has its exhibition space and home in the Frisian village of Beetsterzwaag, SYB is an open, hospitable home and workplace in a quiet corner of the Dutch art world, where experimentation, research and collaboration are fostered. Kunsthuis SYB aims to facilitate the artistic and professional development of artists, curators and writers.

 

In Collaboration with Tate Modern…

Viennoiserie 1998 by Franz West 1947-2012

Tate Modern Workshop

Explore the impact of the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, on Franz West’s work

Led by Dr Thomas Khurana, in collaboration with Dr. Sacha Golob, this seminar provides an accessible and engaging introduction to Freud in relation to Franz West.

The seminars will be followed by a private view of the exhibition.

In collaboration with King’s College London’s Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts.

Biographies

Thomas Khurana

Thomas Khurana is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Essex and Heisenberg Fellow at Yale University. He is interested in questions at the intersection of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Social Theory, and Psychoanalysis and has published widely on the unconscious, meaning and time, image and concept, freedom and life. Currently, he is working on a project on self-knowledge and self-objectification.

Sacha Golob

Sacha Golob is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London and the Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts (CPVA). Before joining King’s, he was a Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has published extensively on modern French and German Philosophy and the Philosophy of Art. His current research looks at contemporary conceptions of degeneration, transformation and virtue.

Sense of Time

Ted Hunt and King’s Professor in Philosophy of Mind Matthew Soteriou couple the practice of design and philosophy to actively ask: to what extent does the way we represent time reflect mind-independent, objective features of temporal reality, and what is subjective in our representation of time? What is fixed and what is malleable?

Academics and artists work together to offer new perspectives on contemporary issues. Now in its second year, the King’s College London x Somerset House Studios scheme sees Studios residents receive support to collaborate with King’s researchers, with each artist-academic partnership creating projects that test ideas and offer new perspectives on contemporary issues.

New Podcast – Sense of Time

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Listen to King’s Senior Lecturer Sacha Golob in conversation with artist Ted Hunt and King’s Professor in Philosophy of Mind Matthew Soteriou discussing our sense of time and Ted’s latest collection. Ted Hunt’s work is now showing at Bush House. Link to podcast here

Art & Philosophy: Migration, Meaning, Time, is an exhibition from the Centre for Philosophy and The Visual Arts, hosted in the Bush House Arcade 26 February – 22 March 2019
Art | Philosophy is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Philosophy and Kunsthuis SYB. It is supported by the university’s Culture team and the Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

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Performance ‘Rejoining Jane’

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On Tue, 12 March 2019 from 19:00 – 20:30, immerse yourself in a playful and joyful dance experience as Tick Tock Bridget take you on a journey in and out of reality, swapping between the factual and the fictitious. Travel with them in their pursuit of ‘Rejoining Jane’ and share in the delight that this brings – all within the beautiful Bush House Arcade, transformed for the evening into a cosy cafe!

Register for your free ticket here

See a trailer for the show on the Tick Tock Bridget website here

About Tick Tock Bridget

Tick Tock Bridget are a group of Brighton based dance artists who came together in 2015 to create live performances that celebrate the everyday stories we share. Using a joyful jigsaw of dance, music and theatre they intend to entertain and inspire their diverse audience.

They are: Rosa Firbank, Harriet Morris and Jessica Miller.

This performance is presented as part of Art & Philosophy: Migration, Meaning, Time, an exhibition from the Centre for Philosophy and The Visual Arts, hosted in the Bush House Arcade 26 February – 22 March 2019
Art | Philosophy is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Philosophy and Kunsthuis SYB. It is supported by the university’s Culture team and the Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

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