Irit Rogoff - The Expanded Field


An invitation to a lecture by:

Irit Rogoff

Thursday 10th October / Canterbury UCA / CRAGG Lecture Theatre / 4 PM




We work in an expanding field, in which all definitions of practices, their supports and their institutional frameworks have shifted and blurred. But the fact that we have all left our constraining definitions behind, that we all take part in multiple practices and share multiple knowledge bases, has several implications.


This presentation will engage a set of destabalised terms such as 'art' and a set of emergent frameworks such as 'infrastructure' in order to sketch out what the activities of the expanding field might be.

Biography: Irit Rogoff is a writer, curator, and organizer working at the intersection of contemporary art, critical theory, and emergent political manifestations. She is Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, London University where she heads the PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge program, the MA in Global Arts program and the new Geo-Cultures Research Center. Rogoff has written extensively on geography, globalization, and contemporary participatory practices in the expanded field of art. A collection of recent essays, Unbounded—Limits’ Possibilities, is published in 2012 with e-flux journal/ Sternberg and her new book, Looking Away—Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities, comes out in 2013. Rogoff lives and works in London.

CANTERBURY OPEN LECTURES are free and open to the public as well as to staff and students from across the University for the Creative Arts.

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