Irit Rogoff is a writer, teacher, curator and organiser. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths London University, a department she founded in This text is the first section of “What is a Theorist?”, see You can find Irit Rogoff’s extended deliberations on criticality in her recent text. Goldsmiths, University of London has launched a series of publications considering the discipline of visual cultures – one of those ushered in by Hall and .

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My forthcoming book Looking Away — Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities builds on work I published and curated in recent years and which asks the question on what does it mean to take part in culture beyond the roles that culture allots us for that kind of involvement.

What Do Museums Research. My irut is one of both academic research as well as in the practices of curating and organizing.

Obviously I am speaking of a long journey of some 18 years now, which has included encounters with on the one hand the ways in which global politics constantly reformulate and reformat themselves and on the other, tremendously exciting encounters with critical theory that asserted that things are’nt necessarily what they seem and gave me the tools to see through them. Vancouver, BC, and Aarau, Switzerland: Engendering Terror Rogoff, Irit.

As a curator and public organisor Rogoff has been involved in a series of exhibitions, the public programs they generate and the possibility of constituting public study platforms at the edges of numerous occasions. I Promise its Political. Public Program Joselina Cruz. Participating Singularities — Ontological Communities. Academy as Potentiality Rogoff, Irit.

FORMER WEST – Irit Rogoff

Who do WE face? When we in the West, or in the industrialized, technologized countries, congratulate ourselves on having an infrastructure— functioning institutions, systems of classification and categorization, archives and traditions and professional training for these, funding and educational pathways, excellence criteria, impartial juries, and properly air conditioned auditoria with good rogkff, etc.


Art explored how the work of a contemporary artist might provide pathways into a broader understanding of a culture by wrapping the art work in several layers of archives and performative reflection. Vancouver Art Gallery and Aargauer Kunsthaus, pp.

Initially I came from a long, conventional and very anti intellectual training in art history which left me at its end at a complete loss on how to navigate the interstices between who I was, what I did and the world that I inhabited.

Third Text, 23 2pp. These dynamics are for iirit a necessary part of my understanding of Visual Culture, for whatever it may be it is NOT an accumulative, an additive project in which bits of newly discovered perspectives are pasted on to an existing structure, seemingly augmenting and enriching it, seemingly making it acceptable to the pressures of the times.

Goldsmiths, University of London. Regional Interactions with Global Art Discourses: In the context of a question regarding what an artist might be, I would want to raise the question of what a theorist might be, to signal how inextricably linked these existences and practices might be.

If you can see this message, your browser does not support canvas and needs an update. Starting in the Middle: She has also published in periodicals such as Art Journale-flux journaland Third Text.

Geography’s Visual Culture Seijdel Jorinde and Gielen Pascal, eds.

Prof. Irit Rogoff

This article was first published in the April issue. D programs and heads the PH. TransGlobe publishing and Thames and Hudson, pp. Outsiders – Studies in Cultural Marginality. Counter Knowledges and Permissions.


Was ist ein Kunstler. One is after all always at fault, irig is a permanent and ongoing condition, since every year we become aware of a new and hitherto unrealised perspective which illuminates rogogf internal cultural injustices. Unfolding the critical Rogoff, Irit and Stahre, Ulrike. Art and the Contemporary after Staff details Position Professor of Visual Cultures.

The Where of Now Rogoff, Irit. Oblique Points of Entry. Artistic practice is being acknowledged as the production of knowledge irlt theoretical and curatorial endeavours have taken on a far more experimental and inventive dimension, both existing in the realm of potentiality and possibility rather than that of exclusively material production.

Accompanying the celebrations and tributes to the rangy, generous contributions made to cultural studies by the late theorist Stuart Hall have been some contemporary glossings of the academic discipline for which he became a figurehead, and appraisals of its success.

Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

Kutlug Ataman and Irit Rogoff in conversation. In my own particular case this was a journey from a discipline called art history, via great roads of critical, theoretical study to some other and less disciplined place which for the moment and very provisionally we might call Visual Culture.

Overview Becoming Research The Way We Work Now Practice driven research has become a paradigm shift in contemporary knowledge roglff as well as an opportunity to repoliticise work through how it is done rather than what its subject matter is.