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Talk Art Criticism and the Pandemic - Session 2: Whose Body?

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


We are witness to how structural inequity has exacerbated the effects of the pandemic including for people in poverty, for keyworkers, for women and for non-white people.

Using the frame of the art world, this event queries whose body is cared for and whose is ignored?

It will turn to the current visibility of long-term racial injustices and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It will ask how art practice and writing can foster care and healing, renewal and health in the light of the pandemic.


  • Larne Abse-Gogarty (Lecturer, History and Theory of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art) Figures / Bodies / Painting
  • Juliet Jacques (Writer/Filmmaker) Bodies That Matter?
  • Robert McRuer (Professor of English, George Washington University) Disability Art on Lockdown
  • Neo Sinoxolo Musangi (Independent Queer Feminist) Regarding Black Insistence
  • Marina Vishmidt (Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London) Producing the Vulnerable Body in a Biopolitical Crisis


  • Chris McCormack (Associate Editor) Art Monthly, the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art

Event details

Fri 10 Jul 2020, 12:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Paul Mellon Centre
16 Bedford Square
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council