School of Art Friday Lecture: Martin Herbert

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:30 to 13:00

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

This talk by guest speaker, Martin Herbert, is the second in the School of Art Friday Lecture series 2016 - 2017.

Martin Herbert is a writer and critic based in Berlin. He is the author of Mark Wallinger (Thames & Hudson, 2011), The Uncertainty Principle (Sternberg Press, 2014) and Tell Them I Said No (Sternberg Press, 2016).

Martin’s lecture entitled 'Uncertain', 'Difficult', and Other Compliments revolves around the uses (and abuses) of doubt and ambiguity in recent art. He will discuss notions of uncertainty, to consider the necessity of difficulty within artistic practice, particularly with regard to changes in the art market and the culture of exhibiting.

About the School of Art Friday Lecture Series

The School of Art Friday Lectures is 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.

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