This event is a collaboration between the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art at King’s College London.
What separates the authentic from the fake? Is authenticity always something to aspire to? And is fake the worst we can be? What exactly is authenticity? Should we want it - and, if so, how do we get it? Join philosophers, analysts and artists to debate these questions.
Ed Fornieles is an artist whose work uses film, social media platforms, and immersive simulation to investigate relationships, identity and the status of the artist in contemporary society. Works includes the The Dreamy Awards (Serpentine Gallery 2012), a fake awards ceremony with real celebrities, and New York New York Happy Happy a ‘semi fictional’ gala for the New Museum.
Ben Ware is a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at King’s College London, where he co-directs the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art (CPVA). He has published widely on modern European philosophy and modern literature.
William Badenhorst is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, a psychiatrist in private practice and with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.
Alla Rubitel is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.
Sacha Golob is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London and Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art (CPVA). His current research looks at conceptions of degeneration, transformation and virtue.
A drinks reception will take place from 6.15pm - 7.00pm
Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers
Concession tickets are available to students, trainees and unwaged.
Please note: These tickets are non refundable
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