Introduction: What's Love Got To Do With It?

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Reid Gallery Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF


8 Jan 2018

Mon 13:00 - 14:00



Torsten Lauschmann
Digital Clock (Growing Zeros), 2010.

Introduction: What's Love Got To Do With It?

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Introduction: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Monday, 8th January 2018
1-2pm, Reid Gallery

Free, but ticketed

What's Love Got To Do With It? is a project exploring collaboration, exhaustion and love in the field of artistic practice. For further information click here.

Kirsteen Macdonald and Vanessa Brito introduce the project What's Love Got To Do With It? through short performative lectures with reference to key texts by Gilles Deleuze and Jan Verwoert. Before opening to discussion these performed extracts from project's research references set out questions around the affect of love and exhaustion in collaborative work.

Vanessa Brito is Professor of Philosophy and Research Coordinator at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée  (ESADMM). Following the completion of her PhD thesis 'Les arts dans la philosophie de Gilles Deleuze' at Universite Paris 8, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Aesthetics of the New University of Lisbon and the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands. Her work focuses on the politics of art and writing.

Kirsteen Macdonald is co-founder of the new curatorial co-operative and project space Chapter Thirteen in Glasgow. She has developed a series of discursive platforms across Scotland including Framework (since 2011) and the peer-learning project Curatorial Studio (est. 2016) which is delivered with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. Her previous work includes as programmer for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) 2010-12, Guest Curator at Timespan, Helmsdale and Lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Lux Scotland and was Director of The Changing Room, Stirling 2001-2009.