Tom Trevatt — The Curatorial as Constructive Border-Work

The next Knowledge Exchange Lecture will be:

THE CURATORIAL AS CONSTRUCTIVE BORDER-WORK
TOM TREVATT

THURSDAY (19TH OF MAR) AT 16h00-17h00, RHB 355 (GOLDSMITHS)

ABSTRACT
Contemporary art can be characterised by a set of logics that are structurally homologous to those found in the politics of localism and horizontality, and therefore, in my restricted description of it, lacks a capacity to construct a positive project of verticality. My research makes claims for the “curatorial” as a field not just of academic study, but a space of action, organisation and political emancipation that enables a synthetic process of construction to occur.

Tom Trevatt (b. 1981) is a PhD researcher in the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths. He is a writer, lecturer and curator.

Suggested background reading in advance of the lecture:
Reza Negarestani’s ‘Where is the Concept? (localization, ramification, navigation)’. An expanded version was recently published in When Site Lost the Plot, ed. R Mackay (2015).
Fernondo Zalamea’s ‘Peirce’s Continuum: A Methodological and Mathematical Approach’.

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