May 16, 2021
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For his third conversation, Ciarán Finlayson has asked scholar Brendan Harvey to join him for a discussion with philosopher Peter Osborne on the stakes of art theory and art historical periodization today. Starting from Osborne’s important works on art, Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art and The Postconceptual Condition, the talk will explore Osborne’s three-decade editorship of the journal Radical Philosophy, the history of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) which Osborne founded, and aspects of his work on the temporality of social revolution and the ongoing crises of left politics and artistic form.
Artists Space Dialogues is an ongoing series in which an invited curator brings together influential figures in contemporary art and culture to join them in a series of three in-depth public discussions. Our spring series is organized by Ciarán Finlayson, a writer and editor based in New York City. Finlayson has invited artists and philosophers who examine the histories, possibilities, and failures of left politics in a global context. Each of the participants is either engaged in building and sustaining an arts or education institution or in making work about the meaning of exemplary transdisciplinary art and education institutions for the present.
This program will be streamed online via Zoom as part of Artists Space Dialogues.