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25th May, 2016

Philosophy and the Visual Arts Salon: Philosopher Sacha Golob in conversation with the artist Alinah Azadeh

The Culture Capital Exchange

Event Details

25th May, 2016
18:00 - 19:00
Fernandez & Wells, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
FREE to attend. Registration recommended.

Spaces are limited – Registration is highly recommended.

TCCE is delighted to announce our third Philosophy and the Visual Arts Salon, developed in collaboration with the Philosophy Department at King’s College London. 

We have been running various salons together over a number of years and, in so doing, we bring complex philosophical notions into contact with a wider public sphere. This series explores the relationship between philosophy and the visual arts and, on 25th May, we are pleased to present Sacha Golob in conversation with artist Alinah Azadeh.

Alinah Azadeh is a UK artist working across media. Whether a small sculpture or a dialogue with a stranger on the street  – her works are rooted in the disclosure of intimate poetic and personal narratives, which act as a bridge into the work for others to take.

At this salon, Alinah will discuss with Philosopher Dr Sacha Golob how, through acts of gift, ritual and playful exchange, her works create dialogue around the nature of loss, longing and our social and cultural identities.

Photo Credit: Xavier Young . Courtesy: The House of Commons

Alinah Azadeh

Alinah is currently undertaking a period of R+D supported by Arts Council England/GH Foundation for Peace, to develop an interactive audio App exploring conflict transformation, place, identity and collective memory –  in collaboration with Craig Larkin (Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, KCL) , Theatre practitioner Maria Pattinson and contributors globally.  Her sculptural works –  rooted in her transcultural experience as a British-Iranian –  are  on show at Swiss Cottage Library Gallery as part of Tall Tales touring until May 29th.

Recent projects include Burning the Books (2011-15), a touring work provoking debate and performing imaginary debt relief for over a thousand contributors, All About The Gift at Freud Museum London and the Suffrage /Race Relations Acts banner works for the Magna Carta 2015 Anniversary at Westminster Hall.

Dr Sacha Golob
Dr Sacha Golob
Sacha Golob is a lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London and the Director of the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts; before joining KCL, he was a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. His main interests are in continental philosophy and the philosophy of art.


Please note: Presentations will be recorded.
Photographs may also be taken for our promotional use.

As this event is free, we recommend that attendees register and arrive promptly for a 6pm start.
Any seats left available once the event has started will be offered to any persons waiting on the door.

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