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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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Looking Away—Participations in Visual Culture. Art and the Contemporary after To introduce questions and uncertainties in those places where formerly there was some seeming consensus about what one did and how one went about it. Oblique Points of Entry. Geography’s Visual Culture Rogoff, Irit.

What Do Museums Research. With the work of Kutlug Ataman.

I am interested in untangling the seemingly naturalized relations of subjects and places, in the constitution of sites and spaces that can lrit be cohered under the proper names on nations, regions, identities or identities and in the cultural and artistic practices that have emerged from mobilities, dislocations and states of extreme and prolonged conflict and the terroristic as the undermine the certainties of belonging, stability and emplacement.

YHamburg Kunstverein, Orgoff Antwerp VanAbbe, Eindhoven brought together large groups of intellectuals, curators, architects and artists to pose questions about the forms that learning might take within public institutional culture.

Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

These rogofv 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.


Time Zones—Recent Film and Video.

David Held and Henrietta Moore, eds. Geography’s Visual Culture In the s a concern with race and cultural 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 modes, 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.

Projects such as A. Academy as Potentiality Rogoff, Irit. Contemporary Art from Turkey. Her practice deals with geography, globalization, and contemporary participatory practices in the expanded field of art. Seijdel Jorinde and Gielen Pascal, eds. Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of The Way We Work Now forthcoming.

Irit Rogoff: From Criticism to Critique to Criticality |

And so the question becomes: Unfolding the critical Rogoff, Irit and Stahre, Ulrike. Oblique Points of Entry Rogoff, Irit.

Given her overarching interest in critical epistemology and questions of contemporary research modes. It is instead the very idea of being in the command of time, the idea of progress that …. Her teaching has consistently brought together theoretical analysis and collective independent research projects and explored emergent new possibilities of practice based research as an intellectual project.


Vancouver Art Gallery and Aargauer Kunsthaus, pp. D in Visual Culture. 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. Rogoff lives and works in London. D programs and heads the PH. 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: What are you looking for?

Starting in the Middle: Initially I came from a long, conventional and very anti intellectual training in art history which left me at its end at a complete loss on how to navigate the interstices between who I was, what I did and the world that I inhabited. Mirzoeff,2nd ed. Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh, eds. Who do WE face? Neither police, nor pirates Rogoff, Irit.

A philosophy of curating. The Visual Culture Reader. Karlsruhe, Germany February BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.

Angelika Nollert and Irit Rogoff, Revolver Regional Imaginaries Rogoff, Irit.