RCA talks

Visual Cultures Lecture Series: Noboru Hidano & Suhail Malik

17 November 2015 | 6.30pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free admission.No Booking required but early arrival is advised. Doors open 10 minutes before start time.

For the second in the Visual Cultures Lecture Series 2015/16 the School of Fine Art is pleased to welcome Noboru Hidano & Suhail  Malik who will be present their recent research and discuss values and economics in art. The conversation will be moderated by Juan Cruz, Dean of the RCA School of Fine Art.

Noboru Hidano is a professor emeritus and a fellow of the center for the study of world civilizations at tokyo tech - An international expert and author in the field of hedonic economics, Hidano was awarded the Prize for Science and Technology in Japan. Over the past several years he has also been instrumental in bringing together artists and engineers in an annual art and technology conference at Tokyo Tech. Recent participants in this creative mash-up include MCAD alumni Rob Fisher, Santiago Cucullu, and Aaron VanDyke as well as Emeritus faculty Kinji Akagawa.

Suhail Malik is Co-Director of the MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London, where he holds a Readership in Critical Studies, and formerly 2012-15 Visiting Faculty at CCS Bard, New York. Malik's book On the Necessity of Art's Exit From Contemporary Art is forthcoming from Urbanomic (2016). He is co-editor of Realism Materialism Art (2015), Genealogies of Speculation (2015), and The Flood of Rights (2016). 

Juan Cruz is the Dean of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. He is an artist whose work employs a broad range of approaches to exhibition-making, including video, performance, text and site-specificity.