Romanticism and the Life of Things and The World Must Be Made Romantic
The first reading is from Chapter Two of W.J.T. Mitchell’s book What do pictures want: the lives and loves of images, in which he focuses on objects. Published by the University of Chicago Press, 2005.
The second reading is from a catalogue entitled Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, published by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2005.
TASK: to read these two texts in preparation for our contextual group meeting during the July Seminar in which we will discuss how the ideas within these two writings can connect/relate to your practice and/or thinking.
Rachel Jones ‘On the Value of not Knowing’. Rebecca Fortnum ‘Creative Accounting- not knowing in talking & making.
The book that I have drawn the two readings from is: On Not Knowing: How Artists Think by Elizabeth Fisher and Rebecca Fortnum, Published by Black Dog, London 2013.
TASK: To take a key quote from each of the readings above for a discussion in our first meeting during the seminar. I would like each of you to discuss the relationship to, and connections with your practice that each of the quotes engenders.