Early Video Art in Italy
book launch

You are cordially invited to the launch of Early Video Art in Italy

6 – 8pm Friday 12 February 2016

British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection

Lethaby Gallery

‪Central Saint Martins

‪University of the Arts London

‪Granary Building

‪1 Granary Square

‪London N1C 4AA


Italy was a vibrant centre of video art production and exhibition throughout the 1970s and 1980s. This early experimentation attracted artists from all over the world and laid the foundation for video art. Edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge, REWINDItalia Early Video Art in Italy aims to bring the Italian seminal early video experimentation back into the international spotlight and provide a a unique resource for research and study.

REWINDItalia, Early Video Art in Italy includes seminal essays, translated for the first time into English, plus newly commissioned texts by leading scholars and artists, and a wide selection of video stills and other images.

Authors include: Renato Barilli, Maria Gloria Bicocchi, Lola Bonora, Silvia Bordini, Paolo Cardazzo, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Bruno Di Marino, Simonetta Fadda, Vittorio Fagone, Marco Maria Gazzano, Luciano Giaccari, Mirco Infanti, Laura Leuzzi, Sandra Lischi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Cosetta G. Saba, Emile Shemilt, Studio Azzurro, Valentina Valentini, Grahame Weinbren.

Foreword by Don Foresta; introduction by Stephen Partridge; the volume closes with ‘The Chronology of Video Art in Italy (1952–1992)’, by Valentino Catricalà and Laura Leuzzi. Translation by Simona Manca.

Publisher: John Libbey Publishing.

There will be a drinks reception and copies of the book will be available at a special price.


Intimacy Unguarded: Gender, the Unconscious and Contemporary Art


If you are interested in attending, there is a discount code for CSM students. Full fee will be discounted by 50% to 30 pounds.


The code is CSM. Please note that you must show CSM student ID at the Symposium registration.

Saturday 27 February 2016

Freud Museum London


One of the most intimate aspects of the human subject is the unconscious. This symposium examines the ways in which this material becomes the basis for contemporary art, critical writing and the dynamics of the consulting room. The speakers will provide a number of perspectives on the relationship between gender, the unconscious and intimacy. As well as first hand accounts from contemporary artists there will be a new reading of Marlene Dumas’ intimate art practice. The psychoanalytic process of ‘patient presentation’ will be examined, as well as how the process of being in analysis becomes inadvertently manifest when artists exhibit their work in the Freud Museum.


This symposium is hosted in collaboration with the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design research project Intimacy Unguarded, which examines the personal as material in contemporary art and writing.


Confirmed speakers:

Diana Caine (neuropsychologist)

Denis Echard (psychoanalyst)

Joanne Morra (writer)

Sadie Murdoch (artist)

Griselda Pollock (visual theorist and cultural analyst)

Emma Talbot (artist)

Barbara Visser (artist)


Supported by CSM Art Programme and CSM Research

Full details now available:


Generously supported by

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CSM Research Funding


Art Programme Funding

Silent Voices



Silent Voices


Tenth Anniversary of

One-Day Interdisciplinary Colloquium for Postgraduate Students


19 February 2016


Goldsmiths, University of London

St James Hatcham 302



Registration for Silent Voices, a one-day interdisciplinary colloquium for postgraduate students at Goldsmiths, University of London is now open. The colloquium will be held at the St James Hatcham 302 at Goldsmiths on 19 February. For more information, including the conference programme, please visit: .


/symposium, book launch & southeast asian+ networking event


Please find below, links to details of an event you may find of interest.


Alongside the symposium and book launch Erika Tan is also organising a smaller networking meeting for artists/curators/art historians and writers/collectors – with a SEA interest or focus.

This is primarily to meet and exchange ideas, research, projects and possible future collaborations.

If you would like to join us for this, please do get in touch, or if you know others whom you think would be interested, please pass me their details so that I can extend an invite.


The symposium and book launch are bookable via eventbrite, but the Southeastasian+ networking event needs to come through Erika Tan –


Eventbrite link:


Facebook link:





The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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