Speculative Aesthetics – review

2014

Published by:
Urbanomic

Robin Mackay, James Trafford, Luke Pendrell.
Volume/Event Contributors:

Robin Mackay, Pete Wolfendale, Amanda Beech.

Short panel presentation for the launch of the book Speculative Aesthetics, as part of a Speculative Tate programme devised by James Trafford and Luke Pendrell, co-editors of the volume.

“…A question that is raised then, is how a concept of art can transcend the conventions of its own construction enough to re-orientate itself. This conception of change in itself demands asking another question about how both thought and the image are figured within this and are not exclusive to each other, and how we might understand the operations of appearances that we have not fully rationalized within operative systems of knowledge. A key point here is to destroy the belief that images are bad signifiers of dogmatic social conventions and that thought is more free, as well as the idea that rules and systems are unnecessary and therefore are in themselves normatively bad…”

Talk Context

  • Speculative Aesthetics - review
  • Short panel presentation for the launch of the book Speculative Aesthetics, as part of a Speculative Tate programme devised by James Trafford and Luke Pendrell, co-editors of the volume.
  • London