Adrian Rifkin

Art’s Atheism

Adrian Rifkin works with film and cinema, classical and popular music, canonical art and mass imagery, literature and pornography. Adrian Rifkin started his working life in the Department of Fine Art at Portsmouth Polytechnic working with art students as well as history and cultural studies students and architects, and finished as Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths. with an episode as professor of Fine Art at the University of Leeds and then of Visual Culture at Middlesex between these two points. Rifkin’s full biography, many of his essays, as well as his blog can be found at his website gai-savoir.net where there are essays on music, queer theory, artists’ work and so forth. He completed two exhibitions of the life and works of the composer Cornelius Cardew, together with Grant Watson, at MuHKA, Antwerp and The Drawing Room, and is involved in a range of conferences on art education and radical pedagogy in the UK.

Adrian Rifkin on ‘Art’s Atheism: some reflections on the singularities of art, or a critique of the ecumenical. Between Kristéva’s Giotto and the troubled realism of the Trinity’ followed by Q&A