Spike Island

Art and Its MaterialsLed by Marina Vishmidt, Lecturer in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London


Thursday 16 November 2017, 6–7.30pm


£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

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The final of four events exploring the relationship between art, aesthetics and contemporary materialism. 

'The problem of the future weighs heavily on the present. Much of the futurology we encounter today is informed by technocratic utopianism. Projects of envisioning the future often disavow their own embedded politics, and discount existing social and political blockages. For this workshop, Marina Vishmidt leads a discussion surveying future-oriented theory and philosophy, asking both how they might be used to configure political materialism in current conditions and what role art might play in this.'

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This event is organised in partnership with the Philosophy Programme and Social Sciences in the City, University of the West of England (UWE) and the Working Group on Contemporary Materialism. 

Marina Vishmidt

Marina Vishmidt is a writer. She is a Lecturer in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London and runs a Theory seminar at the Dutch Art Institute. Her work has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Ephemera, Afterall, Journal of Cultural Economy, Australian Feminist Studies, and Radical Philosophy, among others, as well as a number of edited volumes. She is the co-author of Reproducing Autonomy (with Kerstin Stakemeier) (Mute, 2016), and is currently completing the monograph Speculation as a Mode of Production (Brill, 2018).

Supported by
  • University of the West of England