A centenary conference
Goldsmiths, University of London will be hosting an international conference, ‘Beckett and Company’, in conjunction with Tate Modern, Birkbeck, University of London and the London Consortium to celebrate the anniversary of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett.
Celebrating Samuel Beckett's continuing impact on contemporary arts, Beckett and Company, will situate Beckett in the company not only of writers and philosophers, where he is most often to be found, but also of visual artists, composers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, architects, and other artists. It will provide an opportunity to explore, question, celebrate and debate Beckett's continuing relevance for the arts in the twenty-first century.
Beckett’s work has provided a lasting and provocative influence on contemporary art. International artist like Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Steve McQueen, and Doris Salcedo have indicated their indebtedness to Beckett's work. Composers like Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, Mark-Anthony Turnage; filmmakers like Atom Egoyan; and dancers such as Maguy Marin have all worked with Beckett’s writing to produce pieces of extraordinary power.
Speakers, artists and performers at the conference include Dorothy Cross, Michael Craig-Martin, Atom Egoyan, Shahram Entekhabi, Balázs Kicsiny, Steven Connor, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Séamus Kealy, Catherine Laws, Derval Tubridy, Garin Dowd, Michael Rainin and Santiago Borja.
The conference is sponsored by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise (LCACE).
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