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.
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.
The Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts is a major multi-disciplinary initiative based at King’s College London. Its aim is to bring together academics, artists, curators and gallerists to explore the connections between philosophy, theory and the visual arts.
Above all, the Centre is committed to developing ongoing collaborations between artists and philosophers, and to exploring the way in which the format of such collaborations alters or deepens the interplay between the two approaches.
On this website you will find a selection of our activities.
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).
On 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.
In this roundtable discussion, philosophers, artists, market professionals and conservators discuss the value significance of art – from its public role to its meaning to its price. Full registration of the discussion can be viewed here.
This roundtable discussion in was realised in collaboaration with MTArt/Meltweek.
- Chair: Sacha Golob (CPVA)
- Anthony Bennett (The Churches Conservation Trust)
- Tommaso Calabro (Nahmad Projects)
- Anna Fafaliou (Marine Tanguy Art) Christopher Hamilton (King’s College London)