On the 19th of June Nottingham Contemporary organizes a talk on OOO – Object-oriented Ontology, among the invited speakers are not only the philosopher Graham Harman, but also V2_'s Michelle Kasprzak.
Here's the text from Nottingham Contemporary:
'What does it mean to imagine that everything exists equally in the world, and that human beings have no more status than atoms or alpacas? Object-oriented ontology (“OOO”) puts things (rather than human beings, science or social relations) at the heart of studying what it means to exist. It is a new philosophical movement that has had a decisive influence on the work of both artists and exhibition-makers. A discussion with philosopher Graham Harman, curator Michelle Kasprzak and lecturers Kevin Love and Francis Halsall will address implications for the artwork as object. Kasprzak will be addressing specifically how this philosophy is used and interpreted by artists and curators, drawing on her recent experiences of curating Speculative Realities and composing the Speculative Realities reader for the Blowup series at V2_.'
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Harman, Michelle Kasprzak, Kevin Love and Francis Halsall
More info: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/ooo