Category Archives: Differance

Art as Gift 2 – Feb 23

The second meeting of “Art as Gift” discussed themes that emerged from our reading of chapter two of Jacques Derrida’s Given Time: “The Madness of Economic Reason: A Gift without Present.” This focuses on the anthropologist Marcel Mauss’s 1925 essay The … Continue reading

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The Delay of the Gift

From Reception to Restitution In his 1925 essay The Gift, Marcel Mauss seeks to explain the exchange economies of archaic societies in terms of gifts given and gifts returned. Mauss approaches this through a study of the potlatch, a property-giving ritual … Continue reading

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Art as Gift Project

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 … Continue reading

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