Spike Island

Exhibition Tour: Benoît Maire ThebesLed by Iain Grant, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at UWE


Wednesday 7 November 2018, 6–7pm


Free, donations welcome

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Iain Grant, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England (UWE), leads an exhibition tour exploring how Benoît Maire’s works are deeply rooted in philosophy and theory.

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Exhibition: Benoît Maire Thebes 

Benoît Maire can be described as a visual philosopher, taking inspiration from a range of disciplines including geometry, sociology and mythology. His major solo exhibition Thebes at Spike Island features more than ninety works ranging from paintings and sculptures to furniture, everyday objects and films.

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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  • CAPC Bordeaux