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Anita Zabludowicz with artist Keith Tyson

As part of its series exploring the structures of lived experience and modes of human existence, the ICA in London brings together collector Anita Zabludowicz and philosopher John Sellars to discuss what can be learned from other people's experience of things we rarely think about - in this case collecting. Their discussion will focus on the act of collecting: seeking, locating, acquiring, organising, cataloguing, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual. Why do certain people collect? What do they collect? How do they go about amassing a number of items around a specific interest? Is the search for specific items more rewarding than actual possession? Can a collection ever be complete? Why make a collection publicly accessible - or why keep it private?

The speakers are Anita Zabludowicz, art collector and founder of Project Space 176; and John Sellars, senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of the West of England and a fellow of The London Consortium. Chairing the discussion is Martine Rouleau of The London Consortium.

Philosophy of the Overlooked: Collecting
15 May 2008: 7pm
Nash room
£10/£9 concs/£8 members

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