Open lecture: Kirsty Bell

Writer and critic Kirsty Bell guests The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with an open lecture that will look at language as an intermediary between experience and imagination.

Why Words Now is a series of lectures that springs from a desire to introduce some of the most important thinkers today to a Copenhagen audience.

At a time in which we increasingly navigate the world through images and the space for art criticism has been severely reduced, this series brings together artists, critics, curators, and art historians who will put their practice into words while tackling the fundamental question: Why words now?

The first event welcomes the writer and critic Kirsty Bell. Her lecture, titled 'Visions and Intermediaries: Language and the Material Imagination', will look at language as an intermediary between experience and imagination and discuss a current project in which she uses language to fathom a problem that moves beyond art as its subject.


Why Words Now: Kirsty Bell
Wednesday March 4 2020, 18:00-20:00

The lecture will be in English

Please RSVP to:

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Nyhavn 2 (entrance across the Kunsthal Charlottenborg Yard, through the gate to the Sculpture Garden)
1051 KBH K


Kirsty Bell is a writer and critic living in Berlin. A contributing editor to frieze magazine, she writes regularly for many art publications and has published numerous catalogue essays. Currently she is writing a book that addresses the intersections of history and cityscape, and tells a story of Berlin from the perspective of the house she lives in. Kirsty Bell has lectured widely in European institutions and has been a guest advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam since 2015.

Why Words Now is a partnership between The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Art Hub Copenhagen
Entrance is free and the lecture is open to the public