Points of Departure, Lines of Flight
Thursday 3 February - Friday 8 April 2011
This seminar series will take place at The Hugh Lane, in collaboration with The National College of Art and Design's MA Art in the Contemporary World. Over the course of 5 seminars artists, critics, and curators will respond to the Richard Tuttle exhibition and take a point of departure to discuss current arts practice.
The format will be a public lecture on Thursdays at 4.30pm, followed by an afternoon seminar on Fridays from 11am. The Thursday lectures are free and open to the public. Booking is necessary for the Friday seminars and there is a charge of €50 for four seminars for those not enrolled in NCAD’s MA Art in the Contemporary World. This charge includes a copy of the Richard Tuttle: Triumphs catalogue. Participants at the Friday seminars are required to do background reading and take part in discussion. Each session will look at the work of Tuttle and contemporary arts practice in the context of four overarching themes. These themes are: aesthetics; philosophy; science; and history.
The exceptions to this programme are the events taking place on Thursday 3 February and Friday 4 February which will both take the format of lectures at 1pm. These are free and open to the public and no booking is necessary but early arrival is recommended as places are limited.
The seminars will take place on the following dates and times:
Thursday 3 February, 1pm
Richard Tuttle and Thomas McEvilley in conversation
Friday 4 February, 1pm
Thomas McEvilley lecture: "Recent Developments in the Social Situation of Art"
Thursday 10 February, 4.30pm
Emma Lucy-O’Brien (Visual, Carlow) on Michael Warren
Rebecca O’Dwyer (Dublin-based artist, curator and writer) on Fergus Feehily
Declan Long (NCAD/ Art in the Contemporary World) on Isa Genzken
Francis Halsall (NCAD/ Art in the Contemporary World) on Martin Creed
Friday 11 February, 11am
Thursday 24 February, 4.30pm
Public Discussion and Seminar: What is an Object?
Please join us for discussions which look at how the question, “What is an Object?” might be answered from different artistic, philosophical and theoretical perspectives.
Noel Fitzpatrick (Research Coordinator, Fine Art, D.I.T): Hermeneutics, phenomenology and intentional objects
Tim Stott (Writer and Lecturer, D.I.T): Systems, play and objects
Isabel Nolan (Artist): What does it mean to try and make a new thing?
Friday 25 February, 11am
On Graham Harman’s Circus Philosophicus; Object Orientated Philosophy and the strangeness of things, lead by Francis Halsall and Declan Long (both NCAD). Reading for the seminar will be provided on Thursday.
Thursday 10 March, 4.30pm
Simon O'Sullivan (Senior Lecturer, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London) will give a presentation on his practice which will be followed by a response from Alice Rekab, an artist and writer.
Friday 11 March, 11am
Declan Long and Francis Halsall (both MA ACW) will lead a seminar on themes that emerged in Thursday's discussion.
The planned seminars on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April are cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and NCAD apologise for any inconvenience.
For further information or to book a place on the Friday seminars please contact Logan Sisley, Exhibitions Curator on 01 2225562 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .