Howard Caygill – Aesthetics and Madness


Event Date: 17 November 2016

Chelsea Lecture Theatre
University of the Arts London
John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Aesthetics and Madness

How did the work of artists incarcerated in mental hospitals at the beginning of the 20th century escape confinement, to play an important role in the pre- and post-war artworlds? This lecture will explore the conjuncture of diagnostics, record keeping and philosophical redefintions of art and creativity that temporarily opened a route out of the asylum and into the gallery and art market.

Welcome by Professor Malcolm Quinn (UAL):


Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston):




Response by Mark Walker and audience questions:


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