Art|Philosophy – ‘Migration, Meaning, Time’

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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

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 as they explore and challenge philosophical conceptions of migration, time and meaning. This show brings together their recent work and establishes a platform for dialogue between philosophers, artists and the public.

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)

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What is ‘Stupidity’?

This event is a collaboration between the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts at King’s College London.

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Looking at our present situation across the world, one word often comes to mind: ‘stupidity’. But what exactly is stupidity? How does it differ from foolishness or naivety? Can you be stupid and smart? Is stupidity static? How has it been understood throughout history, and does it say something about our current predicaments?

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation drawing on art, philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Welcome drinks and registration from 6.45pm

Speakers: Paul Clinton, Sacha Golob, William Badenhorst and Alla Rubitel

Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

Please note: These tickets are not refundable 

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March 8th, 2019 7:00 PM   to   9:00 PM
Institute of Psychoanalysis
Byron House, 112A Shirland Road
London W9 2BT
United Kingdom


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