Arts Meets Philosophy: CPVA Artists in Residence

Join us for an exhibition, talks and drinks showcasing the latest work by artists in residence at the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts. Through their practice, CPVA Resident Artists explore, engage with and challenge philosophical models of freedom, meaning, purpose and truth. This show brings together their recent work and establishes a platform for dialogue between philosophers, artists and the public.

Artists Melissa Franklin, Hester Reeve, Cheryl Simmons and Siobhán Tattan will present new work made in response to lectures by John Callanan on Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and Christopher Hamilton on the Search for Meaning.

The exhibition will be open on weekdays between 10am and 5pm, from 30 January to 8 February. You will find us in the Arcade in Bush House, Aldwych, London.

We will be open late on 5 February, when there will be talks by the artists and academics, followed by drinks! Doors will open at 5.30 pm, and talks will start at 6. Tickets for this event are free, but spaces are limited. Please register at Eventbrite to secure a place.

We hope to see you all there!


In collaboration with King’s College London Cultural Programming

On Dedication

odsmallOn Dedication is a group exhibition that aims to develop a contemporary understanding of the idea of dedication through five original collaborations between artists and respondents from backgrounds in theology, philosophy, and the arts.

The exhibition consists of five pieces of work that each present  a unique and individual interpretation of the guiding theme. The exhibition is accompanied by a five-part publication commissioned especially for On Dedication, in which the respondents each respond to one of the artworks from their particular points of view.

Participating artists were Ben Van den Berghe and Edi Danartono, Harald den Breejen, Kathleen McKay, Jeremy Millar, and Joseph Noonan-Ganley. Respondents were respectively Koen Sels, Christopher Hamilton, Sacha Golob, Marcel Barnard, and Ciara Finnegan.

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Letters was the inaugural interdisciplinary exhibition organised by the CPVA. During King’s College London’s Arts and Humanities Festival of 2015, artists Christine Bax, Anna Freeman Bentley, Harald den Breejen, Kathleen McKay, Jeremy Millar, and Joseph Noonan-Ganley showed and discussed their work with Sacha Golob, Christopher Hamilton, Ben Quash, Jane Speck, and Calum Watt. The resulting presentations can be heard here.