Documents of Contemporary Art

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This event was on Sat 18 Sep, 2pm-5pm

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The latest anthology in the Documents of Contemporary Art series, Magic deciphers the evolution of a ‘magical-critical’ thinking that productively complicates, contradicts and expands the boundaries of our increasingly weird present. This afternoon of conversations features guest editor Jamie Sutcliffe alongside chaos magician Phil Hine, post-human philosopher Patricia MacCormack, games designer and writer Porpentine Charity Heartscape and artists David Steans and Gary Zhexi Zhang. 

Programme Schedule

2.00pm    Welcome

2.05pm    Jamie Sutcliffe introduces Magic 

2.30pm    David Steans – film presentation 

2.45pm    Phil Hine & Patricia MacCormack in conversation

3.45pm    Break (15 min)

4.00pm    Porpentine Charity Heartscape – film presentation

4.20pm    Gary Zhexi Zhang – talk

4.50pm    End 

Pick up your copy at the Whitechapel Gallery Koenig Bookshop from 6pm on Thursday 16 September, where you can also see a new window display created by David Steans. 

Find out more about Magic and the Documents of Contemporary Art series here.

About Jamie Sutcliffe

Jamie Sutcliffe is a writer, curator and co-director of Strange Attractor Press. His essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in Art Monthly, frieze, Rhizome, The White Review and others

About Phil Hine

Phil Hine is a writer and occultist based in London.

About Patricia MacCormack

Patricia MacCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

About Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a game designer and artist based in California.

About David Steans

David Steans is an artist and teacher in Fine Art at Leeds Arts University.

About Gary Zhexi Zhang

Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer based in New York.