Adrian Rifkin

Adrian Rifkin is a Professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College in London.

Over four decades Rifkin’s work has followed a number of paths, some concerning specific historical archives such as The Paris Commune and others driven by conceptual and theoretical issues including the object of art history, queer studies and the narcissus myth; interweaving these approaches so that concepts are refigured within different fields of cultural materials. For How We Behave, Rifkin will discuss the aesthetics of being a Maoist, drawing on aspects of his own biography, as well as the work of others including the composer Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra.