Irit Rogoff – Becoming Research: The Way We Work Now

“An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives,” Irit Rogoff et al. Bergen Assembly 2016.
ACT at MIT

Monday, April 9
6:00pm – 8:00pm
ACT Cube, e15-001

Professor Irit Rogoff will present on her current work, which focuses on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of The Way We Work Now (forthcoming).

Becoming Research: The Way We Work Now

We are experiencing a ‘Research Turn’ in cultural production in which we move away from working from ‘inherited knowledges’ to working from ‘conditions’. It is thus that research moves from being a contextual activity that grounds the production and exhibition of art to a mode of inhabiting the art world in its own right. Equally ‘conditions’ become a methodology rather than subject matter and produce possibilities for characterizing our state of affairs through the forms of our work. Looking at different practices the talk will attempt to understand this fundamental shift in producing work.

Respondent:
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor, Harvard University
Visual and Environmental Studies
History of Art and Architecture
Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies

 

Irit Rogoff is a writer, educator, curator and organisor.  She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, a department she founded in 2002.

Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy. 

As part of the collective freethought Rogoff was one of the artistic directors of the Norwegian Triennial “The Bergen Assembly” September, 2016.

venue

  • act cube
    Wiesner Building
    20 Ames Street, Lower Level
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    E15-001