Irit Rogoff is a writer, teacher, curator and organiser. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths London University, a department she founded in This text is the first section of “What is a Theorist?”, see You can find Irit Rogoff’s extended deliberations on criticality in her recent text. Goldsmiths, University of London has launched a series of publications considering the discipline of visual cultures – one of those ushered in by Hall and .

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Karlsruhe, Germany February What are you looking for? The Where of Now Rogoff, Irit.

Who do WE face? Staff details Position Professor of Visual Cultures. Becoming Research Rogoff, Irit.

Professor Irit Rogoff

As part of the freethought collective — continuing irkt several initial projects at the Steirerischer Herbst Festival and at Former West — a project investigating Infrastructure as affective economies and subjective membranes within world structures, will be one strand of the Bergen Assembly Seoul, Republic of Korea: Seijdel Jorinde and Gielen Pascal, eds.

Rogoff lives and works in London.

In my own thinking it is not possible to divorce the notion of ‘criticality’ which I see as foundational for Visual Culture from the processes of exiting bodies of knowledge and leaving behind theoretical models of analysis and doing without certain allegiances.


Regional Imaginaries Rogoff, Irit. Geography and the Politics of mobility.

Starting in the Middle: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst. Together with colleagues she formed the freethought collective in and they are co-curating The Bergen Assembly in If you can see this message, your browser does not support canvas and needs an update. Therefore in the first instance my attention was caught by rgoff possibilities there might be for formulating a project not out of a set of given materials or existent categories, but out rogof what seemed at each historical moment, a set of urgent concerns.

Irit Rogoff – Wikipedia

GeoCultures I am interested in untangling the seemingly naturalized relations of subjects and places, in the constitution of sites and spaces that can not be cohered under the proper names on nations, regions, identities or identities and in the cultural and artistic practices that have emerged from mobilities, dislocations and states of extreme and prolonged conflict and the terroristic as the undermine the certainties of belonging, stability and emplacement.

Unfolding the critical Rogoff, Irit and Stahre, Ulrike. Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh, eds. Third Text, 23 2pp. Geography’s Visual Culture Rogoff, Irit.

Irit Rogoff

This is surely a tricky balance, however, as we must accept that some art is complicated, and demands time and attention to understand.

Angelika Nollert and Irit Rogoff, Revolver rogofr The narrative of theoretical unravelling, of being undone is a journey of phases in which the thought we are immersed in is invalidated.


Singularising Knowledge Rogoff, Irit. Seriousness, co-authored with Gavin Butt, Sternberg Press: In the context of a question regarding what an artist might be, I would want to raise the question of what a theorist might be, to signal how inextricably linked these existences and practices might be.

Prof. Irit Rogoff

Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of The Way We Work Now forthcoming. Projects such as A. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy.

Generali Foundation and Walter Koenig, pp. Irit Rogoff is one of the initiators of the rogofd field of Visual Culture and founder of the department at Goldsmiths.

Looking Away—Participations in Visual Culture. These dynamics are for me a necessary part of rogofff understanding of Visual Culture, for whatever it may be it is NOT an accumulative, an additive project in which bits of newly discovered perspectives are pasted on to an existing structure, seemingly augmenting and enriching it, seemingly making it acceptable to the pressures of the times.