Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, 'I was a Rich Man's Plaything' 1947

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
I was a Rich Man's Plaything 1947
Collage mounted on card
support: 359 x 238 mm
Presented by the artist 1971© The estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

Between architecture and advertising, fine art and mass culture, film and technology, how can the theories and practices of the Independent Group contribute to our understanding of the collapsing disciplinary boundaries of contemporary visual culture? To what extent did the Independent Group anticipate the impact of the digital revolution on visual culture and the value of ephemerality? Mark Wigley delivers a keynote and is joined by international critics, historians and practitioners to discuss these issues.

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 1

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 2

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 3

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 4

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 5

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 6

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 1, Part 7

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 2

Between architecture and advertising, fine art and mass culture, film and technology, how can the theories and practices of the Independent Group contribute to our understanding of the collapsing disciplinary boundaries of contemporary visual culture? To what extent did the Independent Group anticipate the impact of the digital revolution on visual culture and the value of ephemerality? Mark Wigley delivers a keynote and is joined by international critics, historians and practitioners to discuss these issues. Session Two: Architecture and Material Culture

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 3, Part 1

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 3, Part 2

Between architecture and advertising, fine art and mass culture, film and technology, how can the theories and practices of the Independent Group contribute to our understanding of the collapsing disciplinary boundaries of contemporary visual culture? To what extent did the Independent Group anticipate the impact of the digital revolution on visual culture and the value of ephemerality? Mark Wigley delivers a keynote and is joined by international critics, historians and practitioners to discuss these issues. Session Three: Film and Image Laurent Stalder (Assistant Professor, GTA Institute for History and Theory of Architecture, Zurich): Architecture as “Image”

The Legacy of the Independent Group – Day 1: Session 3, Part 3 and Session 4

Session Three: Film and Image Eric de Chassey (University of Tours, France) Questions: Chair Victoria Walsh Session Four: The Legacy of the Independent Group Charlie Gere (Reader in New Media Research at the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University): “A Dream of Technical Control” Sylvia Harrison (Senior Lecturer of Art History, La Trobe University): “Pop art to post-modernism: the legacy of Lawrence Alloway’s ‘fine art - pop art continuum’ ” Questions and closing discussion. Chair: Barry Curtis