Art, Aesthetics and Politics, Now! Discussion event and book launch

Image of James Hellings's book cover Adorno And Art

13 Mar 2015

6pm to 7.30pm

Esther Leslie, Yaiza Hernández, and Malcolm Quinn will join James Hellings in conversation about Frankfurt School legacies in contemporary art, aesthetics and politics. The discussion event will be accompanied by the launch of James's book, Adorno and Art: Aesthetic Theory Contra Critical Theory.
Esther Leslie is Professor in Political Aesthetics, at Birkbeck University. Esther has published and broadcast extensively on Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and the Frankfurt School, and her latest book Derelicts: Thought Worms from the Wreckage recently appeared with Unkant Publishers (2014).
Yaiza Hernández is Acting Pathway Leader, in MRes: Art Exhibition Studies, at Central St Martins, UAL. Yaiza was Head of Public Programmes at MACBA (Barcelona), and is currently working on a book project, General Theory, which investigates the peculiar academisation of critical theory in the field of art.
Malcolm Quinn is Professor in Cultural and Political History, at CCW Graduate School, UAL. Malcolm has published extensively on art and design research, psychoanalytic theory, art education, aesthetics and politics. Malcolm's most recent book Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain, was published with Pickering & Chatto (2012).
James Hellings is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Contextual Studies) at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, and Birmingham School of Art, BCU. James's book, Adorno and Art: Aesthetic Theory Contra Critical Theory, recently appeared with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers (2014).