Film director, set designer, artist, writer and polemicist Derek Jarman (1942-1994) is widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His early experimental super 8mm films preceded a career that included Caravaggio (1986), Jubilee (1978) and Wittgenstein (1993).

Stuart Comer is Curator of Film at Tate Modern, overseeing moving image work for the Tate Collection and Displays. He recently co-curated the opening programme for The Tanks and organises an extensive programme of screenings, performances, events and exhibitions.

James Mackay worked alongside Derek Jarman for many years, producing some of Jarman’s most important films, such as The Angelic Conversation (1985), The Garden (1990) and Blue (1993).

5.30 – 7.00pm
Wednesday 20th February 2013

Lecture Theatre
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

Admission Free, Open to All

This event is a CCW Graduate School Public Research Platform in collaboration with CHELSEA Space.



Ten public lectures on philosophy, politics and the arts

Dates: 31 January 2013 until 30 May 2013

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and The London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins:

The lectures are free: arrive in good time to ensure a seat.

Thursdays, 18.00–20.00
Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
Lecture Theatre E002
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA (Kings Cross tube)

Philosophy and the Black Panthers
31 January 2013
Howard Caygill (CRMEP)

The talk will reflect on the role played by philosophy in forming and articulating the political tactics and strategies of the Black Panthers (originally, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense), the revolutionary African-Amercian organization formed in California in 1966. It will suggest that philosophy provided a position from which the Black Panthers developed a radical politics of race in the USA beyond the religious orientations of the Civil Rights movement and the Nation of Islam. Focusing on the work of Huey Newton, the talk will emphasise the role played by Plato, Nietzsche and Speech Act Theory in the formulation of a politics of visibility and a performative concept of cultural and political intervention. It will also critically consider the reflections of the French writer Jean Genet on the Black Panthers practice of resistance.

The Singularity of Literary Cognition
7 February 2013
Sam Weber (LGS)

Whatever cognition is produced by the reading of literary – and probably more generally artistic – texts is sharply different from that produced by other disciplines. Most, if not all, critics will agree that a literary or artistic interpretation does not provide a universally valid meaning of the work or text being read, but rather something far more singular, more situationally bound, that arises from an encounter. Literary interpretations that matter are those that open the possibility of future encounters by sensitising one to the significance of hitherto neglected details or aspects, focusing as much on the “how” as the “what”. In this respect, literary encounters produce not so much knowledge as acknowledgement of the radical heterogeneity of texts. To that extent they can claim to provide an exemplary experience of singularity that is not without affinities to certain developments in contemporary science.

A Thought of/from the Outside
21 February 2013
Étienne Balibar (CRMEP)

A well-known essay published by Foucault in 1966 on the work of Maurice Blanchot, La pensée du dehors, was translated into English in two different ways: ‘The thought of the outside’, and ‘The thought from outside’. This indicates a deep ambiguity concerning its possible interpretations. Together with the earlier essay on Bataille (‘Preface to Transgression’), the essay forms the metaphysical counterpart to the early ‘archeological’ work, beginning with History of Madness and ending with The Order of Things, centered on the ‘anti-humanist’ doctrine of the elimination of the subject. It is widely supposed that, in his later work, when studying apparatuses of power-knowledge, and when outlining a history of regimes of subjectivation and truth, Foucault had entirely reversed this orientation. The lecture will discuss the enigmatic notion of the ‘outside’ and its relationship to transcendental philosophy, assess the importance of a dialogue with Blanchot in the formation of Foucault’s philosophy, and argue that, contrary to established wisdom, it never ceased to frame the critique of subjectivity in Foucault’s work.

Auto-Immune Narcissism
7 March 2013
Simon Morgan Wortham (LGS)

To what extent does sleep constitute a limit for the philosophical imagination? Why does it recur throughout the text of philosophy as a constant complication for Western thought, despite attempts to downplay its importance as purely physiological, or secondary to the question of dreams and dreaming? How does it change the question of dreams, for instance? This lecture asks such questions by turning to the work of Hegel, Bergson and Freud.

A Critical Theory of Sex
21 March 2013
Stella Sandford (CRMEP)

The sex/gender distinction has been fundamental to Anglophone feminist theory since the 1970s, in various different ways. Many feminists, seeing a direct political advantage in a vocabulary that allowed them to distinguish between what they saw as the biological reality of sex and normative masculinity and femininity, embraced ‘gender’ as a category of analysis. What is the relation of the sex/gender distinction and its theoretical vicissitudes to the social reality of everyday gendered lives? Has the sex/gender distinction ever made waves outside of feminist theory? In this lecture I will argue that the tendency of the popular cultural uses of the words ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ gives a false impression. The popular concept of sex is not the biological concept but its ideological deployment and as such the social reality of the idea of ‘sex’ is more important than its biological reality. Feminist theory requires a theoretically satisfying account of sex that is adequate to this social reality in order to oppose it. This is the role of a critical theory of sex.

The Postconceptual Condition
18 April 2013
Peter Osborne (CRMEP)

Whither Materialism?
2 May 2013
Catherine Malabou (CRMEP)

Duchamp à Calcutta
16 May 2013
Éric Alliez (CRMEP)

Spider Universe: Lars von Trier
23 May 2013
Scott Wilson (LGS)

Vitalism or Voluntarism?
30 May 2013
Peter Hallward (CRMEP)

Categories: Audience, Central Saint Martins, Events, Staff, Student, Talks


Tate Britain
Saturday 24 November 2012, 13.00 – 17.00


Tracey Moberly, Mam
Courtesy Tracey Moberly

You are invited to join us on a spirited quest to explore questions of identity and belonging. Amidst pumping bass lines and crowd mayhem, LABEL will explore the one question that has intrigued mankind for centuries: “Who am I?”

LABEL features live acoustic performances with Q+A sessions from Speech Debelle and Shakka, DJs Stööki Sound, plus installations and workshops with Soulful Creative.
Come and work with leading urban creatives on a giant collaborative piece that will transform the façade of Tate Britain, choose how to represent your super-talented self in a portrait taken by our photographer, join a guerrilla mosaics workshop to re-think emblems of Britishness or create a unique label that reflects who you really are with artist Chloe Cooper.

LABEL is curated by Tate Collective as part of the Great British Art Debate. What does Britishness mean to you? Join this audacious retort to stereotypical ideas about Britishness.

Follow The Great British Art Debate on Twitter @GBArtDebate and on Facebook
Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Funded & Great British Art Debate
Art and ideas



Ongoing / November 2012 / December 2012 / January 2013 / [top]


>; 4 November 2012

Brighton Photo Biennial
Various venues, Brighton, East Susses, UK
This year’s theme is ‘Photography and the Politics of Space’

>; 4 November 2012

Someday All The Adults Will Die!
Punk Graphics 1971-1984
Hayward Gallery Project Space
Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

6 November >; 20 December 2012

The first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Sheng Qi
Hua Gallery, Unit 7B, G/F, Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road, London SW11 4AX

>; 20 January 2013

Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present
Maisie Broadhead, Keep Them Sweet, 2010 (above)
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

>; 3 November 2012

Anthony Gross: The Shrinking City
A film installation that looks at the one hundred year deterioration of Detroit.
Enclave, Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8 4NT

>; 4 November 2012

Melanie Stidolph, The Fall
Campbell Works, 27 Belfast Road, London N16 6UN

>; 4 November 2012

Arefin & Arefin: The graphic design of Tony Arefin
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Above: Press advert for Institute of Contemporary Arts (1991). Designed by Tony Arefin.

See ‘Chaos and confidence’, a preview article about Arefin by co-curator James Langdon on the Eye blog.



>; 10 November 2012

Gerry Fox: Nudes Moving
A series of slow moving ‘paintings’.
Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX

>; 10 November 2012

Fabrica, Communication Design for Social Impact
An exhibition of posters and videos addressing social issues designed by the creatives at Fabrica in partnership with international NGOs and local institutions in Treviso.
Santa Caterina Museum, Treviso, Piazzetta Mario Botter, 1, Treviso

>; 17 November 2012

Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Of Myself What) (above), 2012. Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Sadie Coles HQ, 69 South Audley Street, London W1

See Liz Farrelly’s review ‘Don’t explain’ on the Eye blog.

>; 11 November 2012

The Tumbled House: Emma Jane Spain and Jake Green
Part of the Photomonth, the East London Photography Festival, this is a collaboration between commercial and artistic photographers which questions conventional product photography and magazine images of the perfect home.
Stone Space, 6 Church Lane Leytonstone E11 1HG

>; 18 November 2012

Designed to Win
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

>; 20 November 2012

Wondering Around Wandering
An exhibition (above) and community event space by Mike Perry.
983 Dean Street (between Franklin and Classon Avenue), Brooklyn, New York 11238

>; 24 November 2012

This is playtime: Funny Games
An exhibition by French illustrator and designer, Redouane Oumahi.
Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Rd, London EC2A 3PD

>; 24 November 2012

Artists and designers bring old styles back to life using discarded materials. David Ferry (above) as part of London Design Festival.
londonprintstudio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE

>; 24 November 2012

Kimathi Donkor: Queens of the Undead
When shall we 3? (Scenes from the life of Njinga Mbandi) by Kimathi Donkor, 2010 (above).
Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

>; 4 December 2012

SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series
School of Visual Arts, Design Criticism MFA Department, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor, New York 10011

>; 23 December 2012

Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN

>; 9 December 2012

Royal Academy of the Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD

>; 12 December 2012

Istanbul Design Biennial
Taking place at Istanbul Musuem of Modern Art, Galata Greek Primary School and various other locations across the city.
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Meclis-i MebusanCaddesi, Liman İşletmeleri Sahası, Karaköy, Istanbul

>; 16 December 2012

Above: Dadara, Zero bill, 2011, print with silver details, 9 x 20 cm., photo courtesy of the artist

Design Column #2: The Human Index
Artists and designers including Dadara, Ai Weiwei, Atelier Van Lieshout and Maarten Baas reflect on the hopelessness of the prevailing econonic situation.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

>; 31 December 2012

Wellcome Image Awards
Image credit: Credit: Kevin MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen, 2011.
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

>; 6 January 2013

Graphic Design: Now in Production (touring exhibition).
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
See ‘Always in Flux’, Steven McCarthy’s review of ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’ in Eye 82.

Above: David Bennewith, “Churchward International Typefaces,” 2009, Photo by Franz Vos, Jan van Eyck Academie, Courtesy the artist.

>; 6 January 2013

Magie der Dinge (The Magic of Things – Product Posters)
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (The Museum of Design Zürich), Austellungstrasse 60, CH-8005 Zürich

>; 6 January 2013

Above: Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir at a fair, Porte d’Orleans, Paris 1929 © Seuil/Jazz – Taken from the book ‘Simone de Beauvoir’

Shoot! Existential Photography
An exhibition which investigates the numerous analogies between taking photographs and shooting.
The Photographer’s Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street London W1F 7LW

>; 7 January 2013

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West Street, New York, NY 10019 – 5497, USA

>; 13 January 2013

Above: David Goldblatt © Copyright 2012 David Goldblatt

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
see Alexander Cameron’s review ‘The Unflinching Eye’ on the Eye blog.

>; 13 January 2013

Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum
Ron Arad’s Lolita (above) photographed by Carlo Lavotri
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

>; 20 January 2013

William Klein + Daido Moriyama
Daido Moriyama, Misawa (above)
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

>; 27 January 2013

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028

>; 27 January 2013

Federal Design Awards 2012
Exhibition recognising newcomers from the Swiss Federal Design Awards, and spotlighting current Swiss design in graphics, textiles, fashion design, and photography, among other disciplines
Museum Bellerive, Höschgasse 3, Zürich, CH-8008

>; 27 January 2013

Above: Ram (Ruggero Alfredo Michahelles; Florence 1898–1976), Industry, 1931, Oil on panel; 50 x 37 cm, Private collection

The Thirties: The Arts in Italy beyond Facism
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

>; 27 January 2013

The First Cut: paper at the cutting edge
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

>; February 2013

[open source]: Is the internet you know under threat?
National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ

>; 28 February 2013

Random International: Rain Room
The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street London

>; 3 March 2013

Above: Aspen, Vol. 1, no. 3, December 1965. Edited by Phyllis Johnson, designed by Andy Warhol and David Dalton. © Aspen Magazine / The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS

Aspen Magazine
The first major exhibition dedicated to the influential 1960s magazine
Pat Matthews Gallery (gallery 4), Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

See ‘The magazine that wasn’t’ by Elizabeth Glickfeld on the Eye blog.

>; 24 March 2013

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair
Cecil Beaton photographing Marilyn Monroe by Ed Pfizenmaier, Ambassador Hotel, New York, 22 February 1956. © Ed Pfizenmaier.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

>; 31 March 2013

French Touch. Graphisme/vidéo/électro
Through music flyers, album covers, fanzines and video, the exhibition will feature Genevieve Gauckler, Alex Gourtes and Agnés Dahan amongst others.
Les Arts Decoratifs, 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
>; June 30th 2013

Gorilla Retrospective
A retrospective of The Daily Gorilla which is a visual column that appeared daily on the cover of De Volkskrant from October 2006 until April 2009 and is currently published in De Groene Amsterdammer.
OBA (Amsterdam Public Library), Amsterdam





7 November 2012

A Question of Taste?
The Foyles Gallery, Third Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB
Michael Salu (Granta), Tara Dougans, Ben Jennings. Chair: Varoom editor John O’Reilly.

8 >; 9 November 2012

The Function of Folk: Illustration, Narrative, Society
An international illustration symposium examining the idea of the illustrator as a contemporary ‘folk’ artist and the function of illustration in local and global communities.
Ethnographic Museum, Krakow, Poland

8 >; 9 November 2012

A gathering that considers the intersection of data, storytelling and design.
The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street, Manhattan, New York

9 November 2012 >; 28 April 2013

Above: Waterfall, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1960. Photograph by Ansel Adams. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea
National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

9 November 2012 >; 7 June 2013

Personal Views
Series Six of these talks by writers, designers and educators from the world of graphic design kicks off with Rick Poynor. Other speakers in the series include Tony Brook, Heitor Alvelos, Cyan and Ellen Lupton.
Elscola Superior de Artes e Design, Matosinhos, Portugal

12 November 2012 >; 17 February 2013

Above: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Starlit Waters

Ian Hamilton Finlay
Tate Britain, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

13 November 2012

Image: the nature and potential of images
A one day conference featuring speakers Jonathan Barnbrook, Brian Grimwood, Roderick Mills and Jonathan Yeo, hosted by the graphic design course at UCS.
University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ

14 November 2012

Analogue Conference
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

14 November 2012 >; 1 April 2013

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE19TG

15 November 2012 >; 28 February 2013

Death: A Self-portrait
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

15 November 2012 >; 2013

Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the movies
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York 10021

15 November 2012 >; 3 March 2013

This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s
ICA Boston, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA

16 >; 17 November 2012

Design Connects
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Call for papers
16, 19 >; 23 November

Pencil to Pixel
An exhibition by Monotype.
Metropolitan Wharf E1W 3SS

16 November 2012 >; 3 January 2013

Exhibition celebrating 175 years of the RCA
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

17 November 2012

Eric Ravilious Study Day
Speakers at this day dedicated to the British inter-war artist include James Russell, Alan Powers, Brian Webb and Gill Saunders
The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, London

20 November 2012

China’s Design Revolution
A talk discussing the relationship between East and West through Chinese digital, fashion, graphic, interior and product design.
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

27 >; 28 November 2012

Kaleidoscope International Creative Festival
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y



3 >; 8 December 2012

Business of Design Week
Asia’s leading annual design event.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai

5 December >; 6 January 2013

The Best of 2012 in Architecture, Landscape and Design
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, Zürich, CH-8005

5 December 2012 >; 27 January 2013

Jonas Mekas
A photographic and film exhibition of Mekas’s work across a sixty year period including a world premiere of his new feature-length film.
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Above: Mekas and Salvador Dalí, fooling around during one of Dalí’s ‘happening’ events, 1964. Jonas Mekas, From In Between, 1978.

13 December 2012

A conference exploring the future form of design education
LBI Event Space, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

See Derek Yates’s ‘Play to Win’ on the Eye blog.



23 >; 25 January 2013

New Adventures in Web Design 2013
Nottingham Albert Hall, Conference Centre, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA/


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