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June 04, 2013

ICA

'An Introduction to Radical Thinkers'

A fortnightly series of events to complement 'Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years'

To launch this new set, Verso is proud to present ‘An Introduction to Radical Thinkers: a fortnightly series of events held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London. They are designed to take theory outside of the academy to create a public forum for the discussion of sophisticated ideas.

Led by engaging speakers to steer the potential of such debate far away from the safe confines of ‘philosophy-as-self-help’ to more provocative and radical horizons, the events aim to interrogate our existing understandings of all areas of life, including: sexuality, economics, faith, politics and the individual.

These events are designed to introduce the works of five key thinkers in a space outside of the academy, creating a public forum in which to bring to life the debates around their ideas.

‘An Introduction to Radical Thinkers’ complements the upcoming exhibition Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years - the first retrospective in the UK of Bernadette Corporation. One of the most significant art collectives working today, Bernadette Corporation present a conceptual alternative for making art, drawing upon theory in their idiosyncratic critique of consumer culture and capitalism.

Preliminary reading on the authors and their work can be read here.

Full information for all events, including how to book, can be found here.

9 April: Nina Power on Fiery Brook by Ludwig Feuerbach

23 April: Federico Campagna on Infinitely Demanding by Simon Critchley

7 May: Esther Leslie on Critique of Instrumental Reason by Max Horkheimer

21 May: Peter Hallward on Ethics by Alain Badiou

4 June: Stella Sandford on Sexpol by Wilheim Reich

6.45pm – 8.00pm

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