From Institutional Critique to Changing the Refrain: Anna Cutler

Topics in Critical Thought is returning to OSE with a series of eight seminars taking place across June and September.

This session will take last week’s exploration further to explore change after critique. Facilitated by Anna Cutler, Director, Learning and Research at Tate.

The second session will take up from where the first ends. It considers if it’s possible to move beyond institutional critique through the lens of learning. We will discuss how, in practice, an institution might manage to be “self-critical, working institutionally with both canonical thinking and new strands of artistic thought and practice.”

Participants are invited to bring their own practical experiences of institutional thinking, poking and making into the conversation.

Please find Anna’s paper ‘Who will Sing the Song?’ at:

This short course is designed to offer an introduction to critical thought in general and provide a series of engaging talks and discussions related to topics of contemporary concern to critical theorists. Members of the Centre for Critical Thought at the University of Kent delivered the sessions alongside selected guests.

Free, no booking required.

You don’t have to have a background in theory to attend these seminars. And you can choose to come to only one, two or more of the sessions.

Accessibility info
Due to factors beyond our control, this event is inaccessible to those with limited mobility. We can record parts of the session if there is a demand. Please send an email to if you are interested.