Stuart Hall and Rivington Place
The Stuart Hall Library reading group is open to everyone, whether you are in formal education, academia, engaged in artistic or curatorial practice, or have a general interest.
Through texts and film clips we hope to stimulate discussion and debate relating to issues such as art, cultural identity, politics, literature and philosophy, but with an interdisciplinary focus.
This month's reading group at the Stuart Hall Library will take place on Thursday 9th May from 6:30 to 8pm.
Race, Art and Diaspora
We will be screening an extract from, and discussing Personally Speaking: A Long Conversation with Stuart Hall, Race, Art and Diaspora in which Stuart Hall explains the origins of his interest in black and diaspora art. Hall also discusses his involvement with Autograph ABP and Iniva.
Space in the library is limited. To book a place, email us.
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Find out more
- Reading group audio recording 11/11/10
Audio recording discussing Okwui Enwezor's Archive fever: uses of the document in contemporary art.
- Reading group audio recording 09/12/10
Audio recording discussing Vidal, Carlos. ‘Globalization or endless fragmentation? Through the shadow of contradictions’, in Gerardo Mosquera and Jean Fisher (eds.) Over here: international perspectives on art and culture.
- Reading group audio recording 13/01/11
Audio recording discussing Boyce Davies, Carole. ‘From “post-coloniality” to uprising textualities: Black women writing the critique of Empire’ in Black women, writing and identity: migrations of the subject. Routledge, 1994
- Reading group audio recording 10/03/11
Audio recording discussing Kopytoff, Igor ‘The cultural biography of things: commodification as process’ in Arjun Appadurai (ed.) The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge UP, 1986 (reprint 2003) pp.64-91
- Reading group audio recording 14/04/11
Audio recording discussing Malik, Suhail. ‘We gonna pop a cap(ital) in your (cl)ass: Karl Marx’s Capital volume III’ in Nav Haq and Tirdad Zolghadr (eds.) Lapdogs of the bourgeoisie: class hegemony in contemporary art. Sternberg Press, 2007. pp.53-68.
- Reading group audio recording 12 May 2011
Edited recording discussing Siobhan Shilton,‘Transcultural encounters in contemporary art: gender, genre and history’ in Michelle Keown, David Murphy and James Procter (eds.) Comparing postcolonial diasporas. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. pp.56-80.
- Reading group audio recording 6 June 2011
Frances Dyson 'Atmospheres' in Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture. Berkley, CA: University of California, 2099. pp.158-181.
- Reading group audio recording 10 November 2011
Discussing Les Back, ‘Listening with the eye’, in The art of listening. Oxford; New York: Berg Press, 2007. pp.97-115.
- Reading group audio recording 8 December 2011
Discussing Raqs Media Collective. ‘X notes on practice: stubborn structures and insistent seepage in a networked world’ in Seepage. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2010. pp.101-116.