Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Congress for Curious People, London Edition, August 29th to September 8th: Save the Date(s)!!!

In just a few weeks, Morbid Anatomy and our partners--Strange Attractor, UCL's Preserved! and The Coney Island Museum--will be launching the second annual London edition of the Congress for Curious Peoples. This year's Congress has the theme “Spectacular Cultures," and will present a variety of lectures, performances, open houses and tours at at a number of underseen curious venues around London with the aim of entertaining, delighting, amazing, educating and opening up discussion about the nature of spectacle and the spectacular.

The Congress will end in a two-day symposium on “Reclaiming Spectacle”, which will include panels of academics, museum professionals, rogue scholars and artists discussing the intricacies of collecting the spectacular, the politics of bodily display, non-human spectacles, religion and the occult. In conjunction with the events The Horse Hospital will host "Ethel Le Rossignol: A Goodly Company" an exhibition of stunningly beautiful channelled psychic artworks painted in the 1920s by the largely unknown medium and artist.
A few of our confirmed presenters thus far include:
While a selection of confirmed venues include:
Stay tuned, as very soon we hope to release a full programme, plus ticketing details. For all this and more as it becomes available, please keep checking back here, or visit the Congress website by clicking here. And hope to see you at one or more of these terrific events!

No comments: