For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

An exploration into the legacies and potentials of the pamphlet form.


For & Against was a collaboration between Radar and Loughborough University's Dr Gillian Whiteley and Dr Jane Tormey, collectively known as RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa). Through pamphlet commissions, public events and an exhibition, it brought together research into the radical traditions of the political pamphlet and contemporary art practice, exploring the legacies and continuing relevance of the pamphlet at the intersection of arts and political struggle. 

Gillian Whiteley's forthcoming book Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer (Bloomsbury) will explore the issues raised by the programme in further detail. 


Patrick Goddard

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Rory Pilgrim & Reba Maybury

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Ferenc Gróf

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Project Partners

Dr Gillian Whiteley

Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture
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For & Against Campus Exhibition

Thu 1 June - Fri 1 September - 2017

10:00am - 17:00pm

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For & Against Symposium

Fri 26 May - Fri 26 May - 2017

10:00am - 17:00pm

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For & Against: Art of the Pamphlet Exhibition

Fri 26 May - Fri 26 May - 2017

10:00am - 17:00pm

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Pamphlet Day

Sat 27 May - Sat 27 May - 2017

10:00am - 15:00pm

A day of stalls, installations and events exploring the political and aesthetic power of the pamphlet. Read more


A Modest Proposal: Currency Alphabet Edition

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