Milton Keynes Gallery

Speculative Writing @ Tenderbooks, Feb 24

24 February 2015

London’s Tenderbooks is launching a programme of talks and discussions to coincide with the How to Construct a Time Machine exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery on February 24.

The independent artist bookseller has teamed up with MK, joining the exhibition’s curator, Marquard Smith, with Journal of Visual Culture book reviews editor Nina Trivedi and curator Simon Wright to organise a conversation about the recent speculative turn in philosophy. The exhibition’s title, taken from a 1899 text by avant-garde French writer Alfred Jarry, points to the exhibition’s preoccupation with science fiction or ‘the science of imaginary solutions’.

Trivedi, functioning as both organiser and speaker, will be joined by Living in the Future co-editor Rebecca Bligh and curator and writer Harry Burke to discuss the materiality of language and the “shift towards a new materialism” which holds speculation at its core.

See the event page for details. **


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