Engaging with the Humanities in Collaboration with the Oxford Character Project

engaging with humanities

Saïd Business School, in collaboration with the Oxford Character Project, is delighted to welcome Ian Kiaer, Associate Professor of Fine Art and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Rusklin School of Art, to deliver a session on Wednesday 16 May.

Using examples from his recent exhibition in the Musee D’art Moderne in Paris, Ian thinks through how we might come to a painting, image, object or model with little information or prior knowledge.

In particular, how we might understand questions of reading and experience when confronting an artwork.


About the speaker:

Ian Kiaer makes fragile installations involving groupings of architectural models, untouched or slightly modified found objects, and two-dimensional work to create fragmented narratives. These works are prompted by the ideas of utopian thinkers, architects, and artists from various periods of history whose common concern has been their resistance and critique of dominant ideologies – while providing possible alternatives for thought. Kiaer’s installations often operate as projects or proposals and continue to employ the fragment as a means of questioning notions of totality and permanence.

Ian has exhibited internationally since 2000, with solo exhibitions at institutions including Tate Britain, London; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin; Kunstverein München, Munich; and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice. He has also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (50th), Istanbul Biennale (10th), Berlin Biennale (4th), Lyon Bienniale (10th) and Manifesta 3.


Registration will open at 12pm with lunch served from 12 to 12.15pm. Registration is essential so please use the Register button above to confirm your attendance.


Humanities & Identities
The Oxford Character Project: The Arts of Leading

Contact name: Edward Brooks
Contact email: ed.brooks@oxfordcharacter.org
Audience: Open to all