Hear expert speakers reflect on themes and ideas raised by our current exhibition Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life on selected Wednesdays. This week, join Dr Jorella Andrews from Goldsmiths University, as she discusses bodies, movement and space.

Free, just turn up. Meet in the Library-Dining Room. Smile! There may be a camera or filming at this event.

About the speaker

Dr Jorella Andrews is a senior lecturer in the Visual Cultures department, Goldsmiths, University of London. Having trained as a fine artist and then as an art theorist, her writing and teaching focus on the relations between philosophical inquiry, the image-world, and art practice. She has an enduring interest in phenomenology, notably the work of the French twentieth-century philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as being more broadly engaged with debates in contemporary continental aesthetics and  material culture, where her interests are especially directed towards practices and theories of ornamentation in art, architecture, design, and craft. Jorella is the editor of the Visual Cultures as... book series published by Sternberg Press for which she and colleague Dr Simon O'Sullivan co-authored Visual Cultures as Objects and Affects (2013). She is also the author of Showing Off! A Philosophy of Image (Bloomsbury 2014). During 2015 and 2016, Working collaboratively with contemporary illustrators, she also published books on Cezanne and Rembrandt for Laurence King's This is... series of art books aimed at general audiences. Her new book The Question of Painting: Re-thinking Thought with Merleau-Ponty will be published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2018. New ventures include an editorial project: The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Continental Aesthetics (Routledge 2019), and a collaborative research venture with the New York painter Leah Durner, titled Immeasurable Extravagance: Proposals for an Economy of Abundance in an Age of Scarcity. In her spare time Jorella is involved in a number of community activities in South East London where she lives, including co-facilitating a community arts forum where practising artists and those interested in developing their artistic gifts collaborate on projects and share perspectives.

Event Info

14 Jun 2017

13:00 - 13:30