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Visualising the Network

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Visualising the Network – Gallery Discussion

A discussion of the Visualising the Network exhibition in relation to the essay that inspired it, David Joselit’s Painting Beside Itself,” will be held in the gallery on Saturday 26th August at 2pm. All welcome. Attendance is free but space … Continue reading

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Visualising the Network – Private View

Thursday 24th August, 6 – 8pm All welcome, RSVP appreciated. Moss Gallery, Wollaton Street Studios, 179 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GE. More details

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Visualising the Network

Painting and the Networked World The current Art and Theory Reading Group project examines painting’s relationship to networks (real, virtual, historical), through an exhibition and a discussion of the essay, by David Joselit, which inspired the exhibition: Painting Beside Itself … Continue reading

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A workout for the mind! Theoretical thinking plays an ever increasing role in the creation and understanding of contemporary art. The Art and Theory Reading Group aims to create a meeting place for those interested in expanding their understanding of the … Continue reading

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Art as Gift Overview

Starting 26th January 2017, the Art & Theory Reading Group met once a month for four months, at Wollaton Street Studios, to discuss Jacques Derrida’s Given Time: 1. Counterfeit Money, examining the implications for artistic practice of its ostensible theme of … Continue reading

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The End

This post is part of the Art as Gift Project Baudelaire’s gift (170-172) Derrida ends Given Time, signalling the unknowability of the secret of what either Baudelaire, the narrator or the friend meant to say or do, in Counterfeit Money, … Continue reading

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The Judgment of Nature

(This post is part of the Art as Gift Project) Confessing an infinite debt (164-170) Derrida now focuses on the narrator’s refusal to give forgiveness to his friend, for doing “evil out of stupidity,” asking what does the narrator mean … Continue reading

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Three Motifs of Reverie

(This post is part of the Art as Gift Project) Taking time (157-163) Derrida continues his analysis of Counterfeit Money, pointing out that the narrator, at first, tries to make excusable what his friend has just confessed to him, i.e. … Continue reading

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A Terrible Scene of Friendship

(This post is part of the Art as Gift Project) The enigma of the text (152-156) Whether or not the friend gave the beggar a counterfeit coin is the interest, the enigma of Baudelaire’s Counterfeit Money, and as such is … Continue reading

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Art as Gift Symposium – notice

Saturday 13​th​ May Lace Market Gallery 25 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LP Talk, discussion and performance featuring artist and critic Peter Suchin (Art Monthly) and performance artist Annette Foster. Doors open 10:30 am, talk 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, performance … Continue reading

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The Credit of Literature

(This post is part of the Art as Gift Project) The relationship between the narrator and the friend is uncertain, questionable, did the friend truly give counterfeit money or did he lie to his friend in a false confession? As … Continue reading

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The Antagonism of Friendship

(This post is part of the Art as Gift Project) The interaction between the two friends in Counterfeit Money is fraught with accusation, which leads to the friend justifying his action of seeming over-generosity by saying he had given a … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Surprise

(This post is part of the Art as Gift Project) In the story of Counterfeit Money the friend is judged by the narrator, but both are indicted by the appearance and look of the beggar to acquit themselves by sacrificing, … Continue reading

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The Law of Alms

The demand of the beggar is the demand of the gods (137-142) “Generosity is an obligation because Nemesis avenges the poor and the gods for the superabundance of happiness and wealth of certain people.” (Mauss, 18) (This post is part … Continue reading

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