Stanley Picker Public Lectures 2013: Programmed by Tom Morton

Jess Flood-Paddock 2013

Above image: Jess Flood-Paddock, Love, Like a Cough, Cannot Be Concealed (2013). Venue: The Usher Gallery, Lincoln. Part of The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old. Photos: David Rowan

Stanley Picker Public Lectures 2013: Programmed by Tom Morton

Roger Hiorns, Ned Bauman, Jess Flood-Paddock, Rupert Ackroyd & Christopher Rowntree
April / May 2013

Stanley Picker Public Lectures 2013:

The Contemporary Art Research Centre, School of Fine Art, Kingston University is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2013 Stanley Picker Public Lectures, programmed by Tom Morton.

Roger Hiorns

Wednesday 17 April 5pm
The Turner Prize nominated artist discusses his work through the lens of ritualistic conformity, and how futures are imagined, and created, in spite of the present. Hiorns will participate in the 2013 Venice Biennale, and has forthcoming solo exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield (2013) and The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2014).

Ned Beauman

Thursday 18 April 5pm
The prize-winning novelist will discuss the notion of the city under siege. Ranging from Troy to Sarajevo and taking in blockades, quarantines, hostage situations and the human soul trapped forever in its own body this lecture will discuss the strange effects that containment can have on the contained. Beauman is the author of the novels Boxer, Beetle, winner of the UK Writers Guild Award and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction, and The Teleportation Accident, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012.

Jess Flood-Paddock (In conversation with Tom  Morton)

Tuesday 7 May 5pm
Following her recent solo shows at Tate Britain (2012) and the Hayward Gallery (2010), the artist will discuss her current research into the Roman city of Pompeii, and how its archaeological deposits impacted on the political and erotic imagination of Early Modern Europe. Flood-Paddocks work currently features in the exhibition The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old at The Collection / Usher Gallery, Lincoln, and will feature in a major survey of contemporary British and Polish at the CSW Ujadowski Castle, Warsaw, later in 2013.

Rupert Ackroyd & Christopher Rountree (PUBSCO Research Centre)

Wednesday 8 May 5pm
Initiated by the artist Rupert Ackroyd and his collaborator Christopher Rowntree, the Pubco Research Centre is an ongoing analytical study of design aesthetics within British drinking culture. Having presented their work in contexts as diverse as the 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, and the British Sociological Associations Alcohol Study Group, this will be the first time Ackroyd and Rowntree have lectured in a former public house.

All lectures are free and take place at the Contemporary Art Research Centre (formerly The Swan public house), Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, Knights Park Campus, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2QJ.

The Stanley Picker Public Lectures are kindly supported by the Stanley Picker Trust.

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