Vanessa Place – 'Notes on Conceptualism'
Hosed by the School of Fine Art in collaboration with Arika as part of INSTAL 10 Festival

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


12 Nov 2010
11:00 - 13:00



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Vanessa Place – 'Notes on Conceptualism'

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Vanessa Place
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INSTAL 10, the UK's leading experimental music festival aims to explore music, sound and listening in their widest context, and to do so through other experimental or conceptual practices in film, literature and the visual arts. As part of the Festival programme one of the leading conceptual writers of today, Vanessa Place, will be performing, and for The Friday Event GSA has invited her to talk about her practice as a writer.

Of Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman's Notes on Conceptualisms, Mary Kelly said: "I learned more about the impact of conceptualism on artists and writers [by reading their Notes] than I had from reading so-called canonical works on the subject." Kenneth Goldsmith has called Place's work "arguably the most challenging, complex and controversial literature being written today."

Vanessa Place is a writer and criminal appellate attorney practicing in Los Angeles. She is the author of Dies: A Sentence, a fifty-thousand-word, one-sentence prose poem; the post-conceptual novel La Medusa; and, in collaboration with appropriation poet Robert Fitterman, Notes on Conceptualisms. Place is co-founder of Les Figues Press, described by critic Terry Castle as "an elegant vessel for experimental American writing of an extraordinarily assured and ingenious sort."

This event has been programmed in collaboration with Arika as part of INSTAL 10 Festival at Tramway, 12 - 14 Nov

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.