Bulletin 2017

  • News

    TrAIN Recommends: Lois Norman - She is Juiced at Tate Britian

    Join TrAIN Post-Doc Dr Lori Ope at Tate Britain. More details below:


    Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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    TrAIN Director Paul Goodwin at Documenta 14

    TrAIN Director, Professor Paul Goodwin, was spotted at Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany last week.


    Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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    TrAIN Recommends: Fashion & Politics: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

    Join TrAIN Members Dr Djurdja Bartlett and Professor Carol Tulloch for a Conference at LCF on Friday 07 July:


    Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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    Next TrAIN Open Lecture

    Professor Jane m. Gaines: The ‘Arab Spring’: How Online Activism Challenges Documentary and Media

    This lecture will be held at London College of Communication.

    Please see below for more details:


    Tuesday 23 May, 2017

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    Venice Biennale: Jelili Atiku and Paul Goodwin: Can Art Change the Society?

    TALK 4PM-6PM: CAN ART CHANGE THE SOCIETY? On Performance Art, Healing and Human Rights.

    Prof. Paul Goodwin (UK) in conversation performance artist Jelili Atiku (Nigeria).

    The Talk is part of the programme Remembering the Future that takes place at the Arts & Globalization Pavilion 10-19 May 2017, Palazzo Rossini, Venice

    Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and live art performance; he strive to help viewers understand the world and expanding their understanding and experiences, so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments. Since 2008, he has been involved in an ongoing performance project, In the Red, which uses red as a symbol of life, suffering, danger and violence. In 2008/2009, his performance video, Victim of Political Assassination was showcased in Video Library section of Rencontres Internationales in Paris, Berlin and Madrid. He also featured in the Geisai #12 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan (2009), 16th Festival International D’Art Video de Casablanca, Morocco (2009), Old News #6, Malmo, Lagos and Copenhagen (2009/2010) and Freedom to Create Prize, Singapore (2009). He is also part of the Venice Biennale 2017.

    Paul Goodwin is an independent curator, lecturer and urban theorist based in London. Paul’s curatorial and research interests span the fields of art and migration, urbanism and critical curation. As a curator at Tate Britain from 2008-2012 he directed Tate Britain’s pioneering Cross Cultural Programme a multi-discpliniary platform exploring the impact of globalisation on contemporary art in Britain. He has curated and co-curated a number of internationally significant exhibitions including: Migrations: Journeys Into British Art, Tate Britain 2012; Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, 2011; Go Tell It On The Mountain: Towards A New Monumentalism, 2011 and Ways of Seeing, 2012, 3-D Foundation Sculpture Park in Verbier, Switzerland; Coming Ashore, 2011, Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; Underconstruction, Hospital Julius De Matos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.

    Paul has been invited to give keynote lectures and chair conferences at universities and museums around the world including: University of Sydney and Australia Council, Australia; Museum of Modern Art, Rio, Brazil; the Sorbonne in Paris; Danish Centre for Art and Interculture, Copenhagen, Federal Agency for Civic Education , Berlin; Stedelik Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, Tate Modern in London. He has held teaching and research positions in the fields of visual culture, urbanism and critical theory at the universities of Oxford, Greenwich, Goldsmiths, University of London , University of Paris, Diderot – Paris 7, Connecticut State University, USA and Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Paul Goodwin was UAL Joint Chair of Black Art and Design from 2013-2016. He is currently UAL Chair of Contemporary Art and Urbanism and Director of TrAIN.

    For more information:
    Curator Rikke Jørgensen, +45 27509039, urbanartc@gmail.com. The Arts & Globalization Pavilion, Palazzo Rossini, Venice.

    Monday 15 May, 2017

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    TrAIN Open Lecture: Professor Arnold Aronson - From Riverbeds to Projections: The Ephemeral Stage

    Listen to the lecture here:


    Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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    TrAIN Recommends: Defining a Post-Soviet Aesthetic in Fashion with Dr Djurdja Bartlett

    22 March

    Fashion historian and TrAIN Member, Djurdja Bartlett (London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London) presents a panel discussion featuring Moscow-based designers Asiya Bareeva and Artur Lomakin, photographer Turkina Faso and London-based writer and curator Anastasiia Fedorova.

    The seamless assimilation of Soviet iconography and 1990s Russian streetwear into high-end fashion collections seen in London, Paris and Milan is a defining phenomenon of recent years. Termed ‘the post-Soviet aesthetic’ by the style press, when consumed by moneyed westerners these designs raise critical questions with regard to the ethics of class tourism and cultural revivalism. Perhaps wittingly-so, there is now a move by the likes of designer Gosha Rubchinskiy to eschew the well-worn western catwalks in favour of drawing the fashion set to Russia itself.

    Presenting designers working and showing in Russia and a Russian photographer working world-wide, the panel explores the current climate for making and the interests of new generation of designers and artists that grew up in the shadow of the Soviet era, seeking to define what a ‘post-Soviet aesthetic’ might truly be.

    Drawing inspiration from the grey anonymity of Moscow’s suburbs, stylist-turned designer Artur Lomakin’s signature heavy-knit sweaters and knitted balaclavas are representative of deliberately minimalist aesthetic. In contrast, Asiya Bareeva is known for her romantically-layered garments and accessories, preferring an abundance of prints and collaging of clashing materials. Photographer Turkina Faso is re-shaping the classic editorial, presenting personal documentary stories that explore how the experience of adolescence has changed in her native Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.

    Supported by Russian Talks Circle.

    Get tickets here:


    Wednesday 08 March, 2017

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    Next TrAIN Open Lecture: Professor Arnold Aronson - From Riverbeds to Projections: The Ephemeral Stage

    The next TrAIN Open Lecture will be by Professor Arnold Aronson:

    From Riverbeds to Projections: The Ephemeral Stage

    Read more here:


    Monday 27 February, 2017

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    TrAIN Special Event: Ibrahim Mahama in Conversation at Chelsea College of Arts

    Ibrahim Mahama in Conversation at Chelsea College of Arts
    Prior to the opening of his first UK solo exhibition ‘Fragments’ at White Cube Bermondsey, Ibrahim Mahama joins Professor Paul Goodwin, Director of TrAIN Research Centre, in conversation at Chelsea College of Arts.

    This talk is a collaboration between White Cube and The Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at The University of the Arts London; a cross-disciplinary forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in art and design.

    Read more here:


    Wednesday 08 February, 2017

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    Next TrAIN Lecture

    Historiographies of the Contemporary: Modes of Translation in and from Conceptual Art – Dr Michael Asbury with Response to Paper by Dr Fabrizio Poltronieri

    Read more here:


    Wednesday 01 February, 2017

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