Wednesday 23 Jan 2019, 6.30 to 7.30.
Taking a lead from the resistance and activism in Wolfgang Tillmans’ work on the Brexit referendum, Colin Graham, Professor and Head of English at Maynooth University, considers the populist politics which seeks to re-shape our understandings of identity, freedom and citizenship.
Tillmans’ art understands the ways in which fundamental changes to the post-war order are altering our ideas of what Europe can be. Graham discusses how Tillmans’ campaigning art tackles this new politics head on.
This talk provides a backdrop to upcoming responses by Olivia Laing, David Farrell and others.