Arts Meets Philosophy: CPVA Artists in Residence

Migration, Meaning, Time: CPVA Artists in Residence. Bush House Arcade, London

Exhibition: 1000-1700 Weekdays, Tue 26th Feb – Fri 22nd March (Free)

Opening and Talks: Tue 26th Feb 1800-2000
Registration Required for the Opening and Talks here

Listen to the Podcast about the exhibit ‘Sense of Time’ Soterious here

… or Watch the film

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The 2019 Bush Hous exhibition explores and challenges philosophical conceptions of migration, time and meaning. Resident artists Becky Brewis, Ben Cain, Ted Hunt and Jort van der Laan present work in response to research in the Department of Philosophy by Dr Sarah Fine on the ethics of migration, Dr Christopher Hamilton on the search for meaning and Professor Matthew Soteriou on the nature of time.

Ted Hunt’s work Sense of Time investigates the intersections between our ancient behavioural-driven selves and modern technologically-driven selves.

(c) Ted Hunt, Sense of time, 2018

Ben Cain’s practice deals with themes of work, labour and artistic action. Cain has recurrently explored art’s ambiguous relationship to industry, commodification and immaterial labour.

Working primarily with video, printed matter, and sculptural installation, Jort van der Laan’s work investigates ways in which body and mind are flesh-bound to a political present.

Using pencil and video, Becky Brewis’ work explores memory and the grubby handling of images over time.

becky brewis prints by kodak 4

(c) Becky Brewis, Prints by Kodak 4 (2018)

cpva event flyer 2019


Exhibition Free

Eventbrite Registration required for Opening Talks and Drinks, Tue 26th Feb 1800-2000. Register here

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2018 (Now Closed)

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