This title brings together Laura Mulvey's 1975 essay and a newly commissioned work by Rachel Rose. It is part of a unique Two Works book, where an artist responds to a key text that has informed their understanding of art and its histories.
October 1917, and its immediate aftermath of artistic and cultural experimentation, set the terms of the great twentieth and twenty-first century debates around art’s autonomy and its political ‘commitments’. The fundamental argument in the wake of the Russian Revolution – which, according to the Gregorian calendar, took place in November 1917 – that art and culture could, through education and enlightenment, influence the course of history, seems ever more pertinent today, in the context of new cultural and media phenomena that powerfully influence ‘public opinion’, governance and, indeed, elections.
As part of October: The Great Experiment, we are pleased to announce the following events: