Irit Rogoff is a writer, teacher, curator and organiser. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths London University, a department she founded in This text is the first section of “What is a Theorist?”, see You can find Irit Rogoff’s extended deliberations on criticality in her recent text. Goldsmiths, University of London has launched a series of publications considering the discipline of visual cultures – one of those ushered in by Hall and .
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But have no fear, I am not about to rehearse upon you the long march from Structuralism to Deleuze with detours through feminism, psychoanalysis and colonialism.
Though there are points of convergence, the ways in which Butt and Rogoff approach seriousness are rather oblique. I Promise its Political. It seems to me that within the space of a relatively short period we have been able to move from criticism to critique to criticality – from finding fault, to examining the underlying assumptions that might allow something to appear as a convincing logic, to operating from an uncertain ground which irkt building on critique wants nevertheless to inhabit culture in a relation other than one of critical analysis; other than one of illuminating flaws, locating elisions, allocating blames.
Rogoff areas of supervision include: The old boundaries between making and theorising, historicizing and displaying, criticising and affirming have long been eroded.
Professor Irit Rogoff
Becoming Research Rogoff, Irit. Generali Foundation and Walter Koenig, pp. Time Zones—Recent Film and Video. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and their descendants. Overview Becoming Research The Way We Work Now Practice driven research has become fogoff paradigm shift in contemporary knowledge production as well as an opportunity to repoliticise work through how it is done rather than what its subject matter is.
Contemporary Art from the Middle East: This is surely a tricky balance, however, as we must accept that some art is complicated, and demands time and attention to understand. Singularising Knowledge Rogoff, Irit. Oblique Points of Entry Rogoff, Irit.
Professor Irit Rogoff | Goldsmiths, University of London
An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives. Engendering Terror Rogoff, Irit. Rather than the accumulation of theoretical tools and materials, models of analysis, perspectives and positions, the work of theory is to unravel the very ground on which it stands.
YHamburg Kunstverein, MuHka Antwerp VanAbbe, Eindhoven brought together large groups of intellectuals, curators, architects and artists to pose questions about the forms that learning might take within public institutional culture. The narrative of theoretical unravelling, of being undone is a journey of phases in which the thought we are immersed in is invalidated.
Relational Knowledges, Docu Dramatisation, mimicry of bureaucratic and managerial strategies and computational logics have produced new opportunities for criticality and new permissions for positioning knowledge as intervention.
The Where of Now Rogoff, Irit. Projects such as A. In my own particular case this was a journey from a discipline called art history, via great roads of critical, theoretical study to some other and rooff disciplined place which for the igit and very provisionally we might call Visual Culture.
The Visual Culture Reader. Her current work is on new practices of knowledge rooff and their impact on modes of research, under the irjt of The Way We Work Now forthcoming. When we in the West, or in the industrialized, technologized countries, congratulate ourselves on having an infrastructure— functioning institutions, systems of classification and categorization, archives and traditions and professional training for these, funding and educational pathways, excellence criteria, impartial juries, and properly air conditioned auditoria with good acoustics, etc.
Giving subjects such as television, music, street fashion and mainstream cinema serious academic consideration was part of the cultural studies rogiff Who do WE face? Together with colleagues she formed the freethought collective in and they are co-curating The Bergen Assembly in Starting in the Middle: Comtemporary views on art and exhibitions. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy.
Regional Imaginaries Rogoff, Irit. Outsiders – Studies in Cultural Marginality. Initially I came from a long, conventional and very anti intellectual training in art history which left me at its end at a complete loss on how to navigate the interstices between who Rogofr was, what I did and the world that I inhabited. Unfolding the critical Rogoff, Irit and Stahre, Ulrike. Practice driven research has become a paradigm shift in contemporary knowledge production as well as an opportunity to repoliticise work through how it is done rather than what its subject matter is.
Irit Rogoff is one of the initiators of the transdisciplinary field of Visual Culture and founder of the department at Goldsmiths.
Roughly speaking these emerged iirt me as: Vancouver, BC, and Aarau, Switzerland: Roogff is instead the very idea of being in the command of time, the idea of progress that ….
Instead I am concerned with the dynamics of loss, of giving up and of moving away and of being without.