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Topophobia: Symposium Central St Martins. London. Friday 10 February 2012. 2-8pm

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Art: Public Realm research group event.The fear of place and the manifestation of this in contemporary art is the territory for TOPOPHOBIA. Following an introduction by curators Eggebert-and-Gould, Dr Caterina Albano will open the afternoon with a discussion on the history and development of this anxiety disorder and its relationship to the modern urban context. Artists Matthias Einhoff, David Ferrando Giraut, Polly Gould, Uta Kogelsberger, Emily Speed and Louise K Wilson, and writer Leslie Forbes, will each give a talk and come together to discuss their work in relation to the themes of TOPOPHOBIA. This symposium contributes to current debates on freedom and the culture of fear, and connects us to the existential human question of how each of us finds our place in the world.

Entrance free. Booking essential.

Friday 10 February 2012. 2-8pm (registration 1.30pm) 

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London  N1C 4AA

To reserve a place email Anne Eggebert at a.eggebert@csm.arts.ac.uk – please head your email TOPO SYMPOSIUM (you will need to bring a print out of your email booking confirmation to gain access to the building – please see www.csm.arts.ac.uk/sites for our new location).
TOPOPHOBIA is an exhibition and publication that includes the work of Anne Eggebert, Matthias Einhoff, Marja Helander, David Ferrando Giraut, Polly Gould, Uta Kogelsberger, Abigail Reynolds, Almut Rink, Emily Speed and Louise K Wilson.   During the spring and summer 2012 the exhibition will tour from the Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, to the Bluecoat, Liverpool, and on to Spacex, Exeter.  The publication will be on special offer at £10 during the exhibitions and at the symposium.

The symposium coincides with the TOPOPHOBIA exhibition at the Danielle Arnaud Gallery 123 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF until 19 February 2012.

Image: David Ferrando Giraut Road Movie (Perpetuum Mobile) 2008



About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space


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