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

www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural

Open Call: Artist-in-Residency 2018

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The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts, in partnership with Kunsthuis SYB (the Netherlands), is proud to announce a continuation of their joint residency programme. This two-stage residency is an exciting opportunity for artists with an existing interest or curiosity in philosophy to be included in university life, attend the lecture series they applied for, and develop their research, after which they will be awarded time in Kunsthuis SYB to develop (a) new piece(s) of work.

Visual artists working in any discipline or media are invited to write a proposal in response to a topic discussed one of two lecture series. The Search For Meaning, led by Christopher Hamilton, discusses the human condition in light of philosophical and literary sources. The Ethics of Migration, by Sarah Fine, offers an overview of key debates about the ethics of migration in contemporary political philosophy.

For more information about what this residency offers, please download the info pack. To apply, please email us a completed application form, along with a CV and up to 5 images, by midnight on Friday the 3rd of November. We will aim to make our final selection by the 1st of December.

** Update **

Applications for the 2018 residency are now closed, and we are in the process going through all submitted applications. Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to apply. We aim to make our final selection by the 1st of December. Applicants will be informed via email, and once our selection has been finalised our resident artists for 2018 will be announced on this website.

Mini-residencies

This spring, the CPVA is launching a new initiative that aims to allow artists to develop their practices with the help of access to academia. These mini-residencies will be small-scale, with artists being invited to join lectures, seminars, or meetings that have specific relevance to a project or a body of work. The mini-residency programme will be ongoing, on an ad-hoc basis, and will – for now – be granted by invitation only.

The first artists to be invited to a mini-residency are Melissa Franklin and Cheryl Simmons. They will be welcomed to King’s later this spring, and will take part in a joint presentation with our other artists in residence towards the end of 2017.

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Welcome to resident artist Hester Reeve

CPVA proudly welcomes Hester Reeve to King’s College this spring as one of our two artists in residence. Hester Reeve was selected from nearly a hundred applications to our open call last year to attend John Callanan’s lecture series on Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, in support of her own research project which will explore how thinking conceptually about art’s possibilities can facilitate new agendas for making, composition and materials. After attending a lecture series during the coming term, Reeve will share a residency at Kunsthuis SYB later this year with fellow artist in residence Siobhán Tattan.

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Welcome to resident artist Siobhán Tattan

CPVA proudly welcomes Siobhán Tattan to King’s College London as artist in residence this spring term . Siobhán Tattan was selected from nearly a hundred applications to our open call last year, and will be attending Christopher Hamilton’s module on the Search for Meaning. Hamilton’s focus on literature and tragedic episodes will complement her own research into the romantic in literature, and explore how gestures in staging, sound, tone, and film are used to uphold a character’s wealth of emotions. After attending the lecture series, Tattan will share a residency at Kunsthuis SYB later this year with fellow artist in residence Hester Reeve.

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Residency Open Call

King’s College London’s Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art (CPVA), in partnership with Kunsthuis SYB (the Netherlands), is inviting artists to apply for their first ever joint residency programme. This two-stage residency is an exciting opportunity for artists with an existing interest or curiosity in philosophy to be included in university life and develop their research, after which they will be awarded time in Kunsthuis SYB to develop (a) new piece(s) of work.

Applicants working in any discipline or media are invited write a proposal in response to a topic discussed one of two lecture series (see options below; one artist per lecture series will be selected). The resulting works (finished or in progress) will be shown at presentations at the end of the artists’ stay at Kunsthuis SYB, and later in the year at a presentation at King’s College London.

Applications are now closed for this round of residencies. Please click here for the current open call (deadline 3-11-2017).