SATURDAY 29 May 2010, 16.00 – 18.00 at The Royal Standard
In conjunction with the ‘This Matter’ exhibition, Dr. Timothy Martin, lecturer in Architecture and Cultural Theory, Leicester University, discusses the life and work of the artist, Robert Smithson. Includes a Supersocial.
Includes a free BBQ!
The lecture will address the relationship of Robert Smithson to ‘This Matter’ exhibition. It will look at Smithson’s early work and give some psychoanalytic explanations for his anxiety in the face of certain matter. It will expand this structure across Smithson’s later work including ‘Spiral Jetty’.
Dr. Tim Martin is Reader in Cultural Theory at De Montfort University. He has published in Art Monthly, Frieze, Third Text, and numerous psychoanalytic journals. He is currently working on a book on Smithson for University of Chicago Press.