Philosophy and Contemporary Visual Art: Sacha Golob with artist Nadège Mériau

Philosopher Sacha Golob and artist Nadège Mériau discuss the concept and development of contemporary artistic practice, and some of the central themes of her work, including the idea of dwelling, the nature of claustrophobia and the dynamics of nurture.

Sacha Golob
Sacha Golob is a Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London – his research is principally on 19th, 20th and 21st century French and German Philosophy, focussing particularly on the self, on desire, on the boundary between thought and literature, and on objects. He is also particularly interested in contemporary visual art theory and practice.

Nadège Mériau
French artist Nadege Meriau studied at the Royal College of Art. She works with photography, sculpture and installation. Nadege was shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the Conran Award in 2011, nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship 2012, the Arles Prix Decouverte 2012 and more recently the Prix Pictet 2014. Selected Shows include Minutes Passing Slowly, Brighton Photo Fringe 2014, Academy Now, The Art Defender, Bologna 2014, Au Centre de la Terre, Biennale Internationale de l’Image de Nancy, France, 2014, Mycotopia, Solo Show, Anarch Gallery, London 2013, Antechamber, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 2013, Snow, Ilan Engel Gallery, Paris 2013, Tulca Arts Festival, Galway 2012, FFWE, The Photographers’ Gallery, London 2012, Discovery Award, Solo Show, Arles 2012, Brighton Open’11, The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 2011. Her photographic works are held in public and private collections in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Image credit: ‘Débordement’ Nadège Mériau 2013


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