TrAIN Open Lecture by Peter Osborne

Join us at Chelsea College of Arts for the latest TrAIN Open Lecture: ‘Existential Urgency: Contemporaneity, Biennials and Social Form’ by Peter Osborne.

In this context, debate about the transitional symbolic significance of the third Bienal de La Habana - the focus of a book in Afterall's Exhibition Histories series - will be considered in relation to the following questions:

What happens to the form of the biennial when biennials become part of a world system of art institutions, subject to the historical temporality of a global contemporaneity?

What happens when the periodic rhythms of national narratives of biennial exhibitions are overcoded by a serial sequence of international biennials – competing for contemporaneity – seemingly without end?

Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London, and an editor of the journal Radical Philosophy.

TrAIN Open Lecture:
‘Existential Urgency: Contemporaneity, Biennials and Social Form’ by Peter Osborne
Wednesday 17 June 2015 17:30–19:00

Main Lecture Theatre
Chelsea College of Arts
University of the Arts London
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

This lecture is free. For further details click here.

TrAIN, the UAL Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, is a forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in architecture, art, communication, craft and design.