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Drawing, the Performative Body & the Object - Symposium

Event date
11 March 2020 (5.30pm to 7.30pm)
Drawing, the Performative Body & the Object - Symposium
Throughout religion, mythology, across culture, history and fiction there are countless examples of how people have been inextricably linked or associated with objects. Examples might include Audrey Hepburn and cigarette holder, Sigmund Freud with his couch, Karl Lagerfeld with his cat and sunglasses and Homer Simpson with his doughnuts. Furthermore, the manner in which the Saints and Gods were closely associated with an object that in turn becomes a means to identify them, such as St. Genevieve of Paris and her candle that she miraculously relit.
This event will focus on the practice and research of 4 fine artists, their relationship to objects and how they shape narrative and identity. They will also throw light on how their drawing practice is integral to this creative process.


Alexis Teplin, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University and Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art.
Teplin’s expanded practice in painting takes the form of performative installations.Her performers move within an immersive space in which fragmented paintings, sculpture, objects and costume are interconnected. Alexis’s solo exhibition It’s My Pleasure to Participate is at The Bluecoat, Liverpool until 23 February 2020.

Eileen Hogan, Professor, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL.
Eileen’s practice as a painter is centred on enclosed gardens and portraiture. She is acutely aware of the role that place plays in relation to the people that she depicts, and their relationship to objects around them. Eileen’s major solo exhibition, Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies took place last year at the Yale Center for British Art, USA.

Charlotte Hodes, Professor in Fine Art, LCF, UAL.
Charlotte’s practice crosses fine art and craft practices realised through papercut and ceramic. Her signature women, depicted as silhouettes, play out their roles in relation to domestic and female associated objects.

Maya Finkelstein Amrami, PhD student, LCF, UAL.
Maya is an artist working across various media including drawing, textiles, performance and digital photography. Her practice-based PhD is engaged with the impact of social media on contemporary self-portraiture, investigated on social media platforms and through her analogue practice.

This is a Fashion Design & Visual Arts Research Hub event in collaboration with the UAL research group About Face.

This event is free but booking is essential. Please book here.

The event will be held in Lecture Theatre LG B204 at London College of Fashion, Lime Grove campus.

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