ACTIVITIES (all held at Goldsmiths unless otherwise stated)



Meetings 6-9pm in Curating Space, Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths.

Tuesday 10 Feb
Quentin Meillassoux 'TIme Without Becoming' (introduced by Amanda Beech and Suhail Malik)

Tuesday 10 March - VI Lenin 'Materialism and Empirio-criticism'
('Introduction', Chapters One and Three)


- National (Re)Presentation, Four Sessions at Witte de With with Claire Beke, Annie Fletcher, Nick Hackworth, Nicoline van Harskamp, Munira Mirza, Daniel van der Velden, Olav Velthuis, 4-25 October
-Panel on 'The Consequences of Capital?' at Pilot:3, Chelsea School of Art and Design, 12 October

• Discussion: 'Resistance or Invention? Contemporary Art and Global Capital Assemblages' (Amanda Beech, Suhail Malik, Andrea Phillips) , part of 'Local Operations' at Serpentine Gallery, 25 June
• Discussion at Pilot:3 in Venice: The Venice Biennale: Art in the Transition from Nation-State to Global Assemblage (Amanda Beech, Charles Esche, Suhail Malik, Andrea Phillips, Saskia Sassen), 10 June

• Screening: Italian Autonomia films, 23 March

• Work in Progress Seminar: Malcom Quinn, 'Chance, Choice and Suspension' (class organization through Bourdieu's Pascalian Mediations), 22 March
• Work in Progress Seminar: Michael Hirsch, 'Art and Politics: Models of Confusion and Models of Distinction', 9 March
• Research Group: Carl Schmitt's 'Political Theology' and 'The Concept of the Political', February – March
• Public Discussion Panel for Aernout Mik: Solo Exhibition at Camden Arts Centre (Steve Klee, Suhail Malik, Andrea Phillips), 21 February
• Seminar with Franco 'Bifo' Beradi (micropolitics strand), 9 February

• Public Discussion Panel for 'Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie', Gasworks Gallery, London, January


• Seminar on 'Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie', Gasworks Gallery, London, December

• Seminar Series: 'Critique and Its Institutions', November
Discussion of following texts:

1. Andrea Fraser & Lisa Le Fevre
2. Amanda Beech 'Don’t Fight It!'
3. Phillipe Lacoue-Labarthe: 'Transcendence Ends in Politics'

• Jacques Rancière, Art, Politics: Aesthetics, 23 October [Link to audio file]

Session 1: 'Introduction to Ranciere on art, politics and aesthetics' with Andre Phillips
[Link to video file]

Session 2: 'Research Questions' with Suhail Malik. Steve Klee, Melanie Gilligan, Adrian Rifkin
[Link to video file]

• Discussion of Rancière's 'The Politics of Aesthetics', 16 October
• Conference Paper 'We, All of Whom Are Sovereign: Towards a Critique of Democracy', Andrea Phillips and Suhail Malik, Society for European Philosophy/Forum for European Philosophy Conference, University of Dundee, September -
• Work in Progress Seminar: Claire Bishop and Susan Kelly, June
• Discussion Seminar on 'Art – Critique – Capital', paper by Suhail Malik presented at Showroom Conference 'Artists-Culture and the Spirit of Capitalism' (March 2006), June - Discussion Group: 'Capitalism and Artistic Critique', May – June -
• Research Seminar: 'Law, Democracy and Contemporary Art: Agamben's Exception and Rancière's Singularity', Andrea Phillips and Suhail Malik, 17 May