Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled
‘Dear audience, intimidated as I am to open this event, my topic is, I believe, of universal significance…’ – Untitled #102
Nine characters consider their subjecthood and place in the world as they assemble for a fictitious symposium where the artworks discuss themselves.
Performed live by members of Whitechapel Gallery staff, this new text is written by Maria Fusco and accompanies the latest in the “La Caixa” Collection displays, selected by the writer.
Maria Fusco is an award winning interdisciplinary Belfast-born writer based in Glasgow. Her work is translated into ten languages and her latest books are Legend of the Necessary Dreamer (London: Vanguard Editions, 2017) described by Chris Kraus as ‘a new classic of female philosophical fiction’ and Give Up Art: Collected Critical Writings (LA/Vancouver: New Documents, 2017). Her touring performance work ECZEMA! celebrates the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service and commissioned by National Theatre Wales in 2018, it is published as an EP by Accidental Records. Master Rock is a repertoire for a mountain, commissioned by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 in 2015, the experimental radio play has been experienced by more than 2.5 million listeners. She was the inaugural writer-in-residence at Whitechapel Gallery (2009-2010) and is founder of The Happy Hypocrite, a journal for and about experimental writing. She is a Professor at Northumbria University, previously a Reader at University of Edinburgh and Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.