Jacques Rancière

PNCA+FIVE Idea Studios Lecture, February 29, 2008

Jacques Rancière, the influential French philosopher, critic, and political theorist lectured at PNCA. Introduced by PNCA Faculty Anne-Marie Oliver, Rancière’s lecture “What Makes Images Unacceptable?”, was part of the PNCA+FIVE Idea Studios program.

One of the most stimulating thinkers of our time, Jacques Rancière possesses a restless intelligence. The French philosopher has written over 20 books since the mid ’70s — including Reading Capital (1968) with Louis Althusser — and has lectured widely at universities and more recently, at art events including the Frieze Art Fair and the Moscow Biennale. The lecture is part of a series of Idea Studios programs, generating from the College’s innovative Ford Institute of Visual Education (FIVE). Idea Studios engages leading thinkers and artists from a range of fields and practices to enrich the mix of ideas within the College and its broader community by introducing new elements, questions, possibilities and challenges to the prevailing curriculum.

W.J.T. Mitchell

Children’s Creativity: Why the Visual Arts Matter

Norman Klein, "Navigating Scripted Spaces:The Moving Image Since 1550"

Shiro Nakane

Jacques Rancière

Billy Bragg