The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art at King’s College London is partnering with Institute of Psychoanalysis to host a public debate:


On the 11th of December, online on Zoom, from 7.30 to 9 pm. 

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Panellists: Sacha Golob (Reader KCL; Director CPVA); Caterina Albano (curator and a Reader at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London); William Badenhorst (psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London). Chaired by: Alla Rubitel, psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Coming up in 2021:

Spring 2021: “/Origin\Forward/Slash\ – In Response to Heidegger”. An exhibition hosted by the Flat Time House Gallery in collaboration with the CPVA.

Summer 2021: “Francis Bacon and Philosophy”. A two-day conference organised by the CPVA with King’s College London and the Estate of Francis Bacon.

Summer 2021: “Sound Pictures”. A mix of performances and academic papers on multi-modal appreciation, organised by the CPVA and King’s College London. Sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics (BSA), King’s College London and the CPVA.

Website update:

The website for the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art at King’s College London has recently been updated. It continues to bring together academics, artists and curators to explore the connections between philosophy, theory and the visual arts, but now there are also several new films, interviews and art reviews. For example, Colette Olive (PhD candidate) has just published a review of the most recent live event “A Philosophy of sin and art” which was chaired by Sacha Golob and organised in partnership with The National Gallery .

Amrou Al-Kadhi, Panellist ‘SIN’, CPVA & National Gallery, London

To find out more about future events, and in particular, our event FEAR which will run 11th December, check out our events page.

In addition, we have launched a new series of video-interviews about practitioners who combine professional philosophical research and the making of award-winning works of art. First up is Claire Anscomb.

As well as a new series of Φ-Critic reviews of art shows and art galleries from a philosophical perspective.

Does this all seem quite interesting? If so, the please follow us on twitter: @PhilosophyArts and instagram: @Philosophy_And_Visual_Arts

The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Institute at King’s College London.