Transmission: Sharon Kivland and Paul Clinton – Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Paul Clinton and Sharon Kivland met earlier this year and have not stopped talking since. They talk about the erotics of revolution, transgression and prohibition, the événements and legacy of May 1968, the films of Eric Rohmer and the writing of Pierre Klossowski, jewellery and death, political alliances and psychoanalysis, gender, class, sexuality, soft furnishings, and the cut of the guillotine…

Sharon Kivland is an artist, writer, editor, and publisher, who lives and works in France and the UK. Her work considers what is put at stake by art, politics, and psychoanalysis. She follows revolutionary movements in France, taking up fashion and fashioning (the shaping of bodies) and education (the education of women). Reading and politics are evoked and feminised. Recent projects in 2018 include: Die Holzdiebe (ZAK, Zitadelle, Berlin); The Fabric of Felicity (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow), Entreprise de séduction (Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Jouy-en- Josas, in association with the musée de la toile de Jouy). She is currently preparing a project entitled Jamais fille chaste n’a lu de romans, for Circuit, Lausanne, opening in September 2019.

Paul Clinton is a writer, critic, and curator based in London. Newly appointed Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, for four years he was a senior editor at Frieze magazine, to which he still contributes. He writes for MOUSSE, Art Monthly, Art Review, London Review of Books, The White Review, int. al. In 2018, he hosted the queer artists’ art book fair Strange Perfume at South London Gallery, curated the exhibition Forbidden to Forbid at Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, led the public series Performance Power Desire at Camden Arts Centre, and became associate faculty of the alternative art school CONDITIONS.

Transmission: Sharon Kivland and Paul Clinton
Tuesday 20 November 2018, 4.30PM – 6PM
Adsetts Learning Centre Lecture Theatre 6620
Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Gate S1 1WB
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Transmission is an annual series of lectures and symposia, now in its fifteenth year, and is a collaboration between Fine Art, the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, and Site Gallery. Convened by Sharon Kivland in 2001, Transmission was developed collaboratively with Lesley Sanderson from 2001 to 2004, and with Jasper Joseph-Lester from 2004 to 2012. The series is now convened by Sharon Kivland, TC McCormack, and Julie Westerman, Fine Art, in association with Site Gallery Sheffield.

Transmission is the passing of information via a channel, and this is the intention of the Transmission project. We enquire about the aesthetic and discursive forms required by practices in the field of contemporary art and theory that address sociality and subjectivity. It has encompassed a lecture programme, seminar discussions, an annual symposium, a print portfolio, four series of books: Transmission Annual, The Rules of Engagement, Transmission chapbooks, and five volumes of discussions/interviews, entitled Transmission: Speaking and Listening. These are published by Artwords Press, London.

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