Spike Island

Discussion: Art and Its MaterialsLed by Iain Grant, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England

Date

Thursday 7 June 2018, 6–7.30pm

Event type

Talks

Art and Its Materials is an ongoing series exploring the relationship between art, aesthetics and contemporary materialism.

This evening’s talk sets out the starting points for Iain Grant's forthcoming book The Future’s Ancient Eyes, on art as the production of being, which issues from the fact of there being art in the world. Once we add to this that not all art is human, we derive a view of the world as being sequentially remade with every mark upon it.

Grant explores the consequences of this account as regards how artworks are considered, and what they are not in themselves, but in relation to the general ecology to which they are contributory.

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This series of events 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. 

Iain Grant

Iain Grant is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England. He is a philosopher working on ontology, Schelling, the philosophy of Nature and the philosophy of Art. He is the translator of works by Lyotard, Baudrillard and Schelling (forthcoming On the World Soul and Other Naturephilosophical Writings SUNY 2019), and the author of Philosophies of Nature After Schelling (Continuum 2008), Idealism (Acumen 2011) and, most recently Die Natur Der Natur (Merve 2018). He is currently working on two books. The first, entitled Thoughts Drawn in Space, concerns the formation and location of conceptual forms, and the second, The Future’s Ancient Eyes, on art as the production of being.


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  • University of the West of England