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 practice is one of both academic research as well as in the practices of curating and organizing. However, given that Rogoff ends with a call for a recalibrated, focused intellectual intensity or passion as a form of seriousness, one can only suggest that in an expanded world of art that has invited different forms of masses to take part, from fun-seeking daytrippers to hedge funders, there are now many interlinked artworlds. Regional Interactions with Global Art Discourses: And so the question becomes: The rogof is somewhat brief and chattily propositional; most akin to the experience of watching two papers and a panel discussion at a talk or conference.

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Professor Irit Rogoff

Geography’s Visual Culture Rogoff, Irit. Neither police, nor pirates. The Where of Now Rogoff, Irit. An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives.

As a curator and urit organisor Rogovf 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. Artistic practice is being acknowledged as the production of knowledge and 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.

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Her current work focuses on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title The Way We Work Now. Generali Foundation and Walter Koenig, pp. Looking Away—Participations in Visual Culture. Contemporary Art from irkt Middle East: Vancouver, BC, and Aarau, Switzerland: D programs and heads the PH.


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Comtemporary views on art and exhibitions. Those moment of silent epiphany in which we have realised that things might not necessarily be so, that there might be a whole other way to think them, moments in which the paradigms we inhabit cease to be self legitimating and in a flash are revealed to be nothing more than what they are, paradigms.

Furthermore, I come to the formations of Visual Culture iriit a slightly roogoff perspective of cultural difference, and it is one of the privileges of the culturally displaced that their view is always awkward and askance, never frontally positioned and often exists in an uneasy relation to dominant paradigms. In my own particular case the distance between these three was such, that fairly acceptable exercises in stretching and expanding a professional practice to make it accommodate one’s concerns seem in retrospect to have not been able to bridge the gaps.

It is instead the very idea of being in the command of time, the idea of progress that ….

And the recent appearance of a website called sellyoulater. One is after all always at fault, this is a permanent and ongoing condition, since every year we become aware of a roggoff and hitherto unrealised perspective which illuminates further internal cultural injustices. Engendering Terror Rogoff, Irit. Roughly speaking these emerged for me as: Irit Rogoff is one of the initiators of the transdisciplinary field of Visual Culture and founder of the department at Goldsmiths.

Prof. Irit Rogoff

Geography and the Politics of mobility. Public Program Joselina Cruz. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics orgoff philosophy.

Art and the Contemporary after 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. Though there are points of convergence, the ways in which Butt and Rogoff approach seriousness are rather oblique.


This article was first published in the April issue. The old boundaries between making and theorising, historicizing and displaying, criticising and affirming have long been eroded.

Academy as Potentiality Rogoff, Irit. Third Text, 23 2pp. BAK is responsible for the website content. However, for all of its mighty critical apparatus and its immense and continuing value, critique has sustained a certain external knowingness, a certain ability to look in from the outside and unravel and examine and expose that which had seemingly lay hidden within the folds of structured knowledge. The Where of Now.

Seoul, Republic of Korea: D in Visual Culture. The narrative of theoretical unravelling, of being undone is a journey of phases in which the thought we are immersed in is invalidated. Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of The Way We Work Now forthcoming. Outsiders – Studies in Cultural Marginality. As part of the collective freethought, Rogoff was one of the artistic directors of the Bergen Assembly, Bergen, As part of the freethought collective — continuing from several initial projects at the Steirerischer Herbst Festival and at Former West — a project investigating Infrastructure as affective economies and subjective membranes within world iri, will rogpff one strand of the Bergen Assembly Unfolding the critical Rogoff, Irit and Stahre, Ulrike.

Art explored how the work of a contemporary artist might provide pathways into a broader understanding of a igit by wrapping the art work in several layers of archives and performative reflection.

Rogoff works between academic teaching, theoretical writing, curatorial projects and organizing public study. I Promise its Political.