Irit Rogoff is a writer, teacher, curator and organiser. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths London University, a department she founded in This text is the first section of “What is a Theorist?”, see You can find Irit Rogoff’s extended deliberations on criticality in her recent text. Goldsmiths, University of London has launched a series of publications considering the discipline of visual cultures – one of those ushered in by Hall and .
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Relational Knowledges, Docu Dramatisation, mimicry of bureaucratic and managerial strategies and computational logics have produced new opportunities for criticality lrit new permissions for positioning knowledge as intervention. Open Source Coming Soon.
A philosophy of curating. Seoul, Republic of Korea: One is after all always at fault, this is a permanent and ongoing condition, since every year we become aware of a new and hitherto unrealised perspective which illuminates further internal cultural injustices.
The Visual Culture Reader. Abingdon and New York: Rogoff lives and works in London. D program in theorizing the curatorial.
Professor Irit Rogoff
These dynamics are for me a necessary part of my understanding of Visual Culture, for whatever it may be it is NOT an accumulative, an additive project in which bits of newly discovered perspectives are pasted on to an existing structure, seemingly augmenting and enriching it, seemingly making it acceptable to the pressures of the times. Third Text, 23 2pp. But have iriit fear, Rogogf am not about to rehearse upon you the long march from Structuralism to Deleuze with detours through feminism, psychoanalysis and colonialism.
In the s a concern with race and irrit difference which resulted in trying to take on the authority of ‘geography’ as a body of knowledge with political implications and currently a concern with questions of democracy and of what rrogoff, parliamentarian and performative, might be open to us to take part in it, which I am currently thinking about as an exploration of participation and of what does it mean to take part in visual culture beyond the roles it allots us as viewers or listeners.
Critique, in all of its myriad complexities has allowed us to unveil, uncover and critically re-examine the convincing logics and operations of such truth claims. This article was first published in the April issue.
Singularising Knowledge Rogoff, Irit. Now we think of all of these practices as linked in a complex process of knowledge production instead of the earlier separation into creativity and criticism, production and application. Starting in the Middle: Overview Becoming Research The Way We Work Now Practice driven research has become a paradigm shift in contemporary knowledge production as well as an opportunity to repoliticise work through how it is done rather than what its subject matter is.
Art explored how the work of a contemporary artist might provide pathways into a broader understanding of a culture by wrapping the art work in several layers of archives and performative reflection.
What Do Museums Research. In addition to contributing to numerous anthologies and catalogs, her publications include Looking Away—Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities ; Visual Cultures as Seriousness with Gavin Butt ; Unbounded: Art and the Dogoff after And the recent appearance of a website called sellyoulater. However, for all of its mighty critical apparatus and its immense and continuing value, critique has sustained a certain external knowingness, a certain ability to look in from the outside and unravel and examine and expose that which had seemingly lay hidden within the folds of structured knowledge.
Vancouver Art Gallery and Aargauer Kunsthaus, pp. The Expanding Field Rogoff, Irit. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy.
In my own particular case this was a journey from a discipline called art history, via great roads of critical, rogotf study to some other and less disciplined place which for the moment and very provisionally we might call Visual Culture. Her initiatives to establish this new field are led by a belief that we must work beyond bodies of inherited disciplinary knowledge and find motivation for knowledge production in the current conditions we are living out. Oblique Points of Entry.
Vancouver, BC, and Aarau, Switzerland: Counter Knowledges and Permissions. Outsiders – Studies in Cultural Marginality. The old boundaries between making and theorising, historicizing and displaying, criticising and affirming have long been eroded.
Given her overarching interest in critical epistemology and questions of contemporary research modes. As part of the freethought collective — continuing from several initial projects at the Steirerischer Herbst Festival and at Former West — a project urit Infrastructure as affective economies and subjective membranes within world structures, will be one strand of the Bergen Assembly Academy as Potentiality Rogoff, Irit.
FORMER WEST – Irit Rogoff
Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, rogocf the title of The Way We Work Now forthcoming. Rather than the accumulation of theoretical tools and materials, models of analysis, perspectives and positions, the work of theory is to unravel the very ground on which it stands.
Furthermore, I come to the formations of Visual Culture from a slightly different perspective of cultural difference, and it is one of the privileges of the culturally displaced that their view is always awkward and askance, never frontally positioned and often exists in an uneasy relation to dominant paradigms.
I Promise its Political.