Cosey Fanni Tutti whose music and art career began in 1969 is a respected artist and musician of worldwide renown - for her art, her work in the sex industry, as co-founder of Industrial music and Throbbing Gristle, and her pioneering electronic music as ‘Chris & Cosey’ and ‘Carter Tutti’. Cosey’s work has featured in institutional exhibitions around the world for over three decades, including "Black Sheep Feminism" at Dallas Contemporary, USA, 2016; "Has the Film Already Started?", Tate Britain, London, 2011; "Pop Life: Art in a Material World", Tate Modern, London, 2009; "‘A=P=P=A=R=I=T=I=O=N", Kyoto Triennial, Japan, 2008; "Panic Attack", Barbican, London; "WACK!", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007; and "It’s Time for Action (there's no option) about Feminism", Migros Museum, Zurich, 2006. Cosey’s autobiography ART SEX MUSIC will be published by Faber & Faber in 2017.
David Keenan is a Scottish author and rock critic based in Glasgow. His seminal study of Industrial music and culture, England's Hidden Reverse, was re-issued in expanded form by Strange Attractor in 2016. His debut novel, This Is Memorial Device, set in Scotland in the years 1978-86, was published by Faber & Faber in early 2017. He is a senior writer at The Wire.
About the School of Art Friday Lecture Series
The School of Art Friday Lectures are a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers. This year, the Lectures are focused around the School’s research clusters: Futurity, Material, Narrative, Sexes and Temporality. The School of Art’s practice-led research embodies and critically reflects upon new registers of contemporary art, whilst rearticulating processes and practices associated with established artistic media.