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.