Annual theme “Human after Man“


Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (WS 2018/19)

 

18 December 2018, 7:00 pm

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Louisa Gagliardi, Luciana Parisi

 

Louisa Gagliardi is a Swiss artist living and working in Zurich and Paris. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from ECAL in 2012 and has worked on commercial commissions for L’Officiel, Kenzo, Hublot and Mousse Magazine among others, being granted the Swiss Design Award in 2014. Since 2015 she has been focusing on her painting practice where she combines digital design processes with the subsequent application of varnish, gel medium, and nail polish, thereby producing a digital aesthetic subverted by painterly interventions. In 2016 Gagliardi was granted a residency at La Fondation Suisse in Paris supported by the Wallis Canton, as well as an artist residency at the La Brea Studio in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, more recently at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DK; LUMA Foundation, Zürich, CH; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, CH; Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, BE; Pilar Corrias, London, UK; Antenna Space, Shanghai, CN. She was featured in the book Vitamin P3: New Perspective on Painting (Phaidon, 2016).

 

Luciana Parisi is reader in cultural theory, chair of the PhD programme in cultural studies and co-director of the Digital Culture Unit at Goldsmiths University of London. In her philosophy-led work she investigates technology in culture, aesthetics and politics, and she has also written within the field of media philosophy and computational design. Parisi is the author of Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire (Continuum Press, 2004) and Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space (MIT Press, 2013). She is currently researching the history of automated reasoning and writing about the modern origin of machine philosophy.