12 May 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM GMT
London College of Communication
This workshop is offered as a technē Conflux, an extended training, development, exhibition or performance programme which aims to enhance research or intellectual skills, or facilitate the sharing of expertise amongst doctoral students in the arts and humanities.
Please note: the Writing & Art programme is put together for technē doctoral students and associates and is not open to the general public. Register here
A series of four workshops taking place across the University of the Arts London and Royal College of Art, it focuses on writing in relation to artistic and exhibitionary practice. Each day-long workshop will bring in a guest to consider the specific challenges that artworks, artistic practice and exhibitions present for discursive analysis, and the differing approaches to writing embedded in this problem. These workshops will be supported by a tutor to develop students’ writing skills.
For the third event, Marina Vishmidt will be joining us to present some of her recent work on art and entropy, explored at the nexus of Land Art and NFTs. Readings will be circulated in advance.
Marina Vishmidt is a writer and editor. She teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Artforum, Afterall, Journal of Cultural Economy, e-flux journal, Australian Feminist Studies, Mousse, and Radical Philosophy, among others, as well as a number of edited volumes. She is currently editing a reader on speculation for the Documents of Contemporary Art series (Whitechapel/MIT 2023). She is the co-author of Reproducing Autonomy (with Kerstin Stakemeier) (Mute, 2016), and the author of Speculation as a Mode of Production: Forms of Value Subjectivity in Art and Capital (Brill 2018 / Haymarket 2019). She is a member of the Marxism in Culture collective and is on the board of the New Perspectives on the Critical Theory of Society series (Bloomsbury Academic). In 2022, she was the Rudolph Arnheim Visiting Professor in Art History at the Humboldt University in Berlin and will take up a fellowship at the Leuphana Institute for Advanced Studies, 2023–24. Her research has been funded by the DAAD, the European Social Research Council and the Swedish Research Council.
10:00–11:15. Presentation by Marina Vishmidt
14:00–17:00. Student workshop led by Emily LaBarge
This event is the second of four workshops presented under the Writing & Art programme. The first was with writer and poet Anne Boyer on 8 March 2019. The second was with art critic Lee Weng-Choy on 11 October 2019. The fourth and final will be with Daniela Cascella on 3 March 2023.