Dr Jorella Andrews

Staff details

Position Reader
Department Visual Cultures
Email j.g.andrews (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7070
Dr Jorella Andrews

My main role in the department is that of Director of Research.

Currently, I teach two thematically inter-related undergraduate modules on the topics of ‘Ornamentation’ and ‘Materiality’ in which questions of aesthetics and the socio-politics of style are at issue.

The PhD dissertations I supervise cover a range of topics but are united in having a common orientation towards phenomenological and aesthetic themes or might have a focus on processes of making. I'm currently supervising a project called Sharing Bodies: Mirror neurons, synaesthesia and physical empathy in the sculpture studio and one called Against the Order of Things: Unruly Visions of Art and Knowledge in the Work of Jean-François Lyotard and Sylvia Wynter.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Art Theory, Essex University: Merleau-Ponty and the Question of Painting 1997
  • MA in Art Theory (with Distinction), Essex University: Merleau-Ponty on Intersubjectivity 1992
  • BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking, Central School of Art, London 1984

Teaching and Supervision

Research interests

Having trained as a fine artist, worked in video production, and then re-trained as an art theorist, I am interested in the relations between philosophical inquiry, the image-world, and art practice, with a particular emphasis on phenomenology and the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. My most recent publication on this topic is The Question of Painting: Rethinking Thought with Merleau-Ponty, Bloomsbury, 2018. I’m now researching a third book, How to Turn Around Trouble: Aesthetic Strategies for Deep Change (working title), which combines theoretical writing with findings from a number of collaborative projects and test cases that I’m currently working on. One of these takes place in a school in Brixton, London and the other in a Green Open Space in south east London where I volunteer as a Friend and will soon take on the role of Trustee.

More generally, I am curious about twentieth-century and contemporary visual culture in all of its diversity and am the editor of the Visual Cultures as… series published by Sternberg Press, the first three titles of which were released in 2013 and a fourth in 2016. Two new titles are forthcoming: Visual Cultures as World Forming (Adnan Madani and Jean-Paul Martinon) and Visual Cultures as Time Travel (Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed). I have also written two books working collaboratively with illustrators aimed at non-academic audiences: This is Cézanne (2015) with Patrick Vale and This is Rembrandt (2016) with Nick Higgins, both part of Laurence King Publishing’s This is… series.

I have a longstanding interest in seventeenth-century Dutch art and in debates and queries of a theological nature.

Finally, I also advocate for art and art history in various contexts – professionally as a new Trustee of the Association for Art History and also at grassroots levels though my long-term involvement in community-based arts activities in the area of south-east London where I live.

Publications

Book

Andrews, Jorella G. and Durner, Leah. 2019. Painting, Largesse and Life: A Conversation with Leah Durner. New York: Leah Durner.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. The Question of Painting: Rethinking Thought with Merleau-Ponty. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781472574282

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2016. This is Rembrandt. London: Laurence King. ISBN 9781780677453

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2015. This is Cézanne. London: Laurence King Publishing. ISBN 978-1780674780

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2014. Showing Off: A Philosophy of Image. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781848858923

Andrews, Jorella G. and O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2013. Visual Cultures as Objects and Affects. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978-3-943365-38-2

Schmetterling, Astrid and Turner, Lynn. 2013. Visual Cultures As Recollection. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978-3-943365-40-5

Edited Book

Andrews, Jorella G., ed. 2016. Visual Cultures as Opportunity. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 3956791002

Andrews, Jorella G., ed. 2013. Visual Cultures as Seriousness. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978-3-943365-39-9

Andrews, Jorella G. and O'Sullivan, Simon D., eds. 2013. Visual Cultures as Objects and Affects. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 9783943365382

Andrews, Jorella G., ed. 2013. Visual Cultures As Recollection. Berlin: Sternberg. ISBN 978-3-943365-40-5

Book Section

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. Pictorial Rationality, transculturalism, and the work of art. In: Helen Fielding and Mariana Ortega, eds. Life in Art, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, and Identity. UNSPECIFIED.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2016. The Socialities of Things. In: Barbara Kapusta; Rocco Pagel and Jenni Tischer, eds. Dinge und Dialoge. Berlin and Vienna: Saprophyt, pp. 10-15.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2013. Intending Objects and “Signs which have no meaning”. In: Jorella G. Andrews, ed. Visual Cultures as Objects and Affects. Berlin: Sternberg Press, pp. 29-58. ISBN 978-3-943365-38-2

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2011. Contemporary Art, "Counter-Environmentalism," and the Politics of A-Signification. In: Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer, eds. Space (Re)Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, pp. 43-58. ISBN 978-3-8376-1847-1

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2010. ‘How to be counter-environmental: art, research and the techniques of discovery’. In: José Quaresma, ed. Research in Art: A Forest, Many Paths. Lisbon: Edição CIEBA, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, pp. 180-203.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2007. Vision, Violence and the Other: A Merleau-Pontean Ethics. In: G. Weiss and D. Olkowski, eds. Feminist Interpretations of Merleau-Ponty. Penn State University Press, pp. 167-182. ISBN 027102917X

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2006. Critical Materialities. In: A. Nollert; Irit Rogoff; B. de Baere; Y. Dziewior; C. Esche; K. Nieman and D. Roelstraete, eds. A.C.A.D.E.M.Y. Revolver, pp. 178-186. ISBN 3865883036

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2006. Losing Labels and Liking It. In: Heather Maitland, ed. Navigating Difference: cultural diversity and audience development. London: Arts Council England, pp. 141-147. ISBN 9780728710771

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2004. Painterly Transubstantiations/Political Change. In: A. Tymieniecka, ed. Metamorphosis: Creative Imagination in Fine Arts Between Life-Projects and Human Aesthetic Aspirations: 81 (Analecta Husserliana). Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 141-151. ISBN 9781402017094

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2002. Identity - An Introduction. In: Rasheed Araeen; Sean Cubitt and Ziauddin Sardar, eds. The Third Text Reader on Art, Culture and Theory. London and New York: Continuum, pp. 135-137. ISBN 9780826458506

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2002. Post Theory - An Introduction. In: Rasheed Araeen and Ziauddin Sardar, eds. The Third Text Reader on Art, Culture and Theory. London and New York: Continuum, pp. 229-232. ISBN 9780826458506

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2001. Dispossessing the Land. In: , ed. Landscape Trauma in the Age of Scopophilia. London: Autograph, pp. 57-63. ISBN 1 899282 80 7

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2001. Maria Sibylla Merian: Collecting Metamorphosis. In: G. Ecker; M. Stange and U. Vedder, eds. Sammeln, Ausstellen, Wegwerfen. Ulrike Helmer Verlag, pp. 71-89. ISBN 3897410702

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2000. The Virtual Intersection: A Meditation on Domestic Virtue. In: Fran Lloyd and Catherine O'Brien, eds. Secret Spaces, Forbidden Places: Re-thinking Culture. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 171-183. ISBN 9781571817884

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1998. Cutting the Line: The Late Works of Matisse Discussed from a Merleau-Pontean Perspective. In: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, ed. The Reincarnating Mind, or the Ontopoietic Outburst in Creative Virtualities. 53 Springer Netherlands, pp. 335-343. ISBN 978-94-010-6055-4

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1997. Renegotiating the Familiar, Inhabiting the Strange: The Installations of Permindar Kaur. In: , ed. Crosscurrents/Krysninger. Norway: Riksutstillinger/National Touring Exhibitions, Norway, pp. 19-21.

Article

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. Erasure and Epoché: Phenomenological Strategies for Thinking in and with Devastation. ISSUE, 8, pp. 69-79. ISSN 2315-4802

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. How to Turn Around Trouble: Merleau-Pontean Institution, Aesthetics and the Metaphor of ‘Woman’-as-Hinge. Analecta Husserliana, ISSN 0167-7276

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2011. The Photographic Stare. Philosophy of Photography, 2(1), pp. 41-56. ISSN 20403682

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2000. Easels and Amazons (‘Amazons of the Avant‐Garde’). Third Text, 50, pp. 109-113. ISSN 0952-8822

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1998. Telling tales: Five contemporary women artists from India. Third Text, 43, pp. 81-89. ISSN 0952-8822

Conference or Workshop Item

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2020. 'Interviewing Images: How visual research using IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) can illuminate the change-making possibilities of place, space, and dwelling.'. In: 3rd International Conference on Dwelling Form (IDWELL 2020). Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia 27 - 28 October 2020.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. 'Decolonising the Self: Phenomenological Strategies'. In: PhD Workshop: Decolonising the Self: Representations of the Self in Art Theory and Practice across Cultures. University of Tel Aviv, Israel 25 December 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. 'Practices of Stewardship: Albion Millennium Green and the Albion Millennium Green Labyrinth as an Agent of Care'. In: Redesigning Stewardship. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 16 September 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. 'Making our way in semi-obscurity'. In: Extending the Image Workshop with Susan Sentler (LASALLE) for MA Design Expanded Practice students. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 14 June 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. '‘Interviewing Images’: Using IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) in visual arts research.'. In: Pictures and words: combining verbal accounts and visual images within interpretative phenomenological analysis. Phenomenology of Health and Relationships Conference: Creativity and Affect. Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom 22-23 May 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. 'Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research: an introduction'. In: Test Lab Central St Martins. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom 1 May 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.; Say, Jeffrey and Veal, Clare. 2019. 'Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Reserach & Pedagogy Workshop 2: Phenomenological encounters with non-western and diasporic objects-images-architeves-&-artworlds (Phenomenology, displacement and decoloniality)'. In: Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research and Pedagogy. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 21-23 February 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. 'Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research: an introduction'. In: PhD Workshop. SOAS London, United Kingdom 10 January 2019.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'Decolonising the Self: Phenomenological Strategies'. In: PhD Workshop: Decolonising the Self: Representations of the Self in Art Theory and Practice across Cultures. SOAS, United Kingdom 22 November 2018.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'The Courage to Persevere: Contemporary re-interrogations of faith and their public implications'. In: The Faiths and Civil Society Unit Public Programme: Faith and the Future of Civil Society. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts-based Research and Pedagogy. Two-day Workshop'. In: Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Workshop: 2 Day Workshop. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 19 and 26 October 2018.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research and Pedagogy (Handbook for 3-day Workshop led by Jorella Andrews)'. In: Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research and Pedagogy. LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore 24-26 September 2018.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'Starting from below: Phenomenological Interventions in Art History and Visual Culture'. In: Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research and Pedagogy. LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore 24 September 2018.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'Description, the unorphaned eye, and the cultivation of care'. In: Visual Pedagogies: IAVC (International Association for Visual Culture) Conference, 2018. London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom 14 September 2018.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. 'How to Turn Around Trouble: Merleau-Pontean Institution, Aesthetics and the Metaphor of ‘Woman’-as-Hinge,'. In: World Phenomenology Institute, 2018 Conference on Phenomenology and Aesthetics. Harvard University, United States 13-15 June 2018..

Andrews, Jorella G. and Martinon, Jean-Paul. 2018. 'A Fearless Look at the Unspeakable: Visual Cultures Public Programme Sping Term 2018'. In: Visual Cultures Public Programme. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom Jan-Feb 2018.

Andrews, Jorella G. and Durner, Leah. 2016. 'Immeasurable Extravagance: Proposals for an Economy of Abundance in an Age of Scarcity'. In: Panel at CAA (College Art Association) Conference 2017. New York Hilton Midtown, NYC, United States 15 February 2017.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2016. '‘Where is called Thinking?’'. In: Series: HCT Debates: Dis-locutions, the architectural and the political. AA (Architectural Association) School, London, United Kingdom 4 March 2016.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2007. 'Appearance is Everything: Phenomenology, art and critical enquiry'. In: Institut für Kultur und Kunstwissenschaften. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2007. 'Phenomenologies/Perceptions/Interpretations'. In: International Association for Philosophy and Literature Conference. University of Cyprus.

Andrews, Jorella G. and Osborne, Peter. 2007. 'Critical Materialities'. In: Day Seminar: Research and the matter of art: ‘Thinking by Doing’ and a Materialist’s Method. Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom 21 February 2007.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2005. ''Showing Off': A Merleau-Pontean Approach to the Ethical'. In: IAPL (International Association for Philosophy and Literature) Conference 2005. Chiasmatic Encounters. Special Panel: 'Bodily Écarts : Encountering Merleau-Ponty in the 21st Century'. University of Helsinki, Finland 2-8 June 2005.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2004. 'Intending objects and signs ”which have no meaning”'. In: Presentation. Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2003. 'Field Work: Reports from the Field of Visual Culture'. In: Field Work: Reports from the Field of Visual Culture. Victoria Miro Gallery.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2002. 'Of Ethics and Intermundane Space'. In: IAPL (International Association for Philosophy and Literature) Conference 2002 - Intermedialities. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands 3-8 June 2002.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2002. 'Painterly Transubstantiations/Political Change'. In: Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Society for Phenomenology, Aesthetics and the Fine Arts. Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, United States 10-12 May 2002.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2002. ''Phenomenological Orientations: Art/Perception/Ethics''. In: The Future Past of Visual Culture (Conference 1). Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2001. ''The Dance of the Hand: The Material Space of Language''. In: Presentation. Central St. Martins College of Art, London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2001. 'Dis-alienation and the Eye'. In: Exils/Exiles - 2001. Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2000. 'The Creative Circuit: The Experience of Cultural Translation'. In: The Creative Circuit: The Experience of Cultural Translation. Victoria & Albert Museum.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2000. 'Moufida Tlatli's "The Silences of the Palace": A Cartography of Servitude.'. In: Geographies of Home Conference. University College London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2000. ''Performing Space''. In: Inhabiting Technology Conference,. ICA London.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2000. 'Vision, Violence and the Other: A Merleau-Pontean Ethics'. In: The 25th Annual Meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle. Washington DC, United States.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1999. 'The Dance of the Hand: on gestural writing, epistemology and creativity'. In: Talk. Central St. Martins College of Art, London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1999. ''The Forensic Aesthetic: Iconographies of Violence'. In: Presentation. . Central St. Martins, London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1999. 'Maria Sibylla Merian: Collecting Metamorphosis'. In: Workshop: Sammeln und Ausstellen. Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. University of Paderborn, Germany.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1999. 'Maria Sibylla Merian: Painting the Microcosm'. In: Association of Art Historians 1999 Conference. Southampton, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1999. 'Pacific Asia Cultural Studies Forum Conference'. In: Pacific Asia Cultural Studies Forum Conference. Goldsmiths, University of London.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1999. 'Staying Embodied: Merleau-Ponty, Integrated Being and the Creation of New Structures'. In: The 1999 International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle. Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1998. 'Merleau-Ponty, non-philosophy and painting'. In: Talk. Central St. Martins, London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1998. 'Story-Time: An exhibition of artists living in Israel/Palestine'. In: Story-Time: An exhibition of artists living in Israel/Palestine. Candid Arts Gallery, London.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1998. 'The Virtual Intersection: Pieter de Hooch's Woman with a Broom and Pail in a Courtyard'. In: Secret Spaces, Forbidden Places (international colloquium). Herstmonceux Castle, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1997. 'Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Criticism'. In: Presentation. Essex University, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1997. 'Instabilities, Uncertainties, Aliens: A Perspective upon our Searches for Security'. In: Presentation. University of Oslo, Ethnographic Museum, Norway.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1997. 'Matisse, Merleau-Ponty and the Search for Depth'. In: Aesthetics: A Day School in Philosophy. Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1997. 'Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology and Processes of Describing'. In: Presentation. Kingston University, United Kingdom.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 1995. 'Cutting the Line: The Late Works of Matisse Discussed from a Merleau-Pontean Perspective'. In: World Phenomenology Congress. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Andrews, Jorella G.. 'Challenging Identities'. In: Ways of Seeing 2018: Identities, Art and Architecture. National Gallery, London, United Kingdom 24 November 2018.

Broadcast

Andrews, Jorella G. and Mirzoeff, Nicholas. 2014. Visual Cultures In Conversation: Nicholas Mirzoeff's The Right to Look, Journal of Visual Culture Podcast 2014..

Printed Ephemera

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2018. How to find great galleries and exhibitions (and what to do when you get there).

Professional Activity

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2019. Trustee, Association for Art History.

Project

Andrews, Jorella G.. 22 Sept 2018 - present Using Phenomenology in Contemporary Arts Research.

Further profile content

Professional projects

Trustee, Association for Art History