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Leonardo da Vinci Society Annual Lecture 2006
Friday, 5 May 2006
18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
The Mathematical Heart: Why we should take Leonardo da Vinci seriously in the 21st century
Speaker(s): Frances Wells MA FRCS (Consultant heart surgeon, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Frances Ames-Lewis (formerly Birkbeck College)



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary section
Monday, 8 May 2006
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Stalin and the Stans: The Orientalist Thread within Socialist Realism (1930s-50s)
Speaker(s): Aliya Abykayeva (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Julian Stallabrass

 



Research Forum Visiting Curator
Tuesday, 9 May 2006
17.00, Research Forum South Room
Titian's paintings in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: conditions and restoration
Speaker(s): Elke Oberthaler, Head of Conservation, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin and Dr Aviva Burnstock
Further information: Elke Oberthaler was recently involved in the conservation of paintings by Titian and her interests lie in the history of conservation in Europe. Her visit to the Courtauld Institute will provide an opportunity to gain an insight directly from someone involved in one of Europe's important collections of paintings and the chance to compare approaches in conservation

 



Research Forum Visiting Curator
Friday, 12 May 2006
17.00, Research Forum South Room
Aspects of the conservation history of the paintings collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
Speaker(s): Elke Oberthaler, Head of Conservation, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin and Dr Aviva Burnstock
Further information: Elke Oberthaler was recently involved in the conservation of paintings by Titian and her interests lie in the history of conservation in Europe. Her visit to the Courtauld Institute will provide an opportunity to gain an insight directly from someone involved in one of Europe's important collections of paintings and the chance to compare approaches in conservation



Conference
Saturday, 13 May 2006
10.30 - 17.30 (registration from 09.30; reception follows from 17.30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Pre-history of the 'Greater Sixties': American art c 1960-63
Speaker(s): Jo Applin (University of York) to speak on relief sculpture in the early 60s; Alex Coles (Surrey Institute of Art and Design) to speak on Kenneth Noland; Michael Corris (University of Wales Newport) to speak on Ad Reinhardt; Anna Dezeuze (University of Manchester) to speak on “junk aesthetic” and spectatorship; Alison Green (Central St. Martins) to speak on geometric painting in the early 60s; Dominic Johnson (Courtauld Institute) to speak on Jack Smith and Fred Herko; Caroline Jones (MIT) keynote; Lisa Liebmann (Artforum) chair; Anna Lovatt (Courtauld Institute) to speak on Ruth Vollmer
Ticket/entry details: £10 (£5 student concessions) To book please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Administrative Officer, Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the Pre-History of the ‘Greater Sixties’: American Art c. 1960-63 symposium. Or send an email to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk for further information.
Organised by: Anna Lovatt (Henry Moore Fellow, Courtauld Institute), Alex Coles (Surrey Institute of Design) and Alison Green (Central St Martins)
Further information: This one-day symposium identifies a field of study of vital interest to the current generation of scholars, which has nonetheless been a blind spot in art historical scholarship. By focusing on artistic production on the East Coast of the US between 1960-63 — a part of the decade previously ignored in favour of what Fredric Jameson has called the “Greater Sixties” — the conference accounts for the activity specific to the period between Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Dada on the one hand, and Pop and Minimalism on the other. Some contributors reconsider renowned figures such as Ad Reinhardt, while others bring previously neglected artists including Ruth Vollmer and Myron Stout to the foreground. With her work on the sixties, and more recently Clement Greenberg, the American art historian Caroline A. Jones provides the keynote address for the conference.



Classical seminar: Roman Art:
Monday, 15 May 2006
17.00, Seminar Room 1
Discoveries:Roman Mosaics: New Discoveries and Fresh Perspectives
Speaker(s): Dr Mark Merrony (Minerva Magazine)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Peter Stewart


Research Seminar: Renaissance section
Tuesday, 16 May 2006
17.30, Research Forum South Room
The many faces of Lucas van Leyden and other stories: some historiographical reflections on the Pictorum aliquot celebrium Germaniae inferioris effigies of Domenicus Lampsonius.
Speaker(s): Ben Thomas (University of Kent)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Paul Hills


Classical seminar: Roman Art:
Monday, 22 May 2006
17.00, Seminar Room 1
Discoveries: Stars and Feast: The Interpretation of Roman Wall-Paintings from Brigetio on the Danubian Limes
Speaker(s): Dr Lázó Borhy (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Peter Stewart



Research seminar: Medieval Work in Progress section
Thursday, 25 May 2006
17.00, Research Forum South Room
Public space in medieval towns in Germany
Speaker(s): Dr Stephan Albrecht (University of Tubingen)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor John Lowden & Professor Lindy Grant



Spring 2006 Friends Lecture Series
Thursday, 25 May 2006
17.30 -18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Distinguished Teachers:Roman Mythological Sarcophagi as the Expression of a New Cult of Feeling
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Zanker (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Patricia Rubin
Further information: The 2006 series celebrates the Courtauld Institute’s tradition of research-led teaching with a series of lectures by teachers who, in addition to leading their fields through their scholarship have also inspired and trained others and who continue to do so through their teaching and writing. In addition to inviting internationally renowned teachers, the series includes the inaugural lectures of two Courtauld professors.


Gerry Hedley Pre-symposium
Tuesday, 30 May 2006
10.30 - 12.30, Research Forum South Room
Diploma Research Projects in the Conservation of Easel Paintings
Speaker(s): Stephen Gayler, Michael Miller, Rachel Morrison, Sally Taor, Alice Tate-Harte
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Christina Young
Further information: This special event previews the presentations by Courtauld students at the Gerry Hedley symposium due to take place at the University of Northumbria on 9 June 2006. A broad range of topics will be covered including technical studies from Breugel to Rafino Tomayo


Research Seminar: Renaissance section
Tuesday, 30 May 2006
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Left-right symbolism: a lost key to Renaissance art?
Speaker(s): James Hall (Independent scholar)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor Paul Hills



Research seminar: Medieval Work in Progress section
Thursday, 1 June 2006
17.00, Research Forum South Room
Designs for thinking: medieval mnemonic architectures and images
Speaker(s): Professor Mary Carruthers (NYU/Balliol College Oxford)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor John Lowden



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary section
Monday, 5 June 2006
17.30, Seminar Room 1
‘Where's the art? Socially-engaged and transciplinary practice
Speaker(s): Claire Bishop (Royal College of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Julian Stallabrass



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary section
Tuesday, 6 June 2006
17.30, Research Forum South Room
Antoni Tapies and Documentary Photography
Speaker(s): Mireya Lewin (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Julian Stallabrass



Research seminar: Medieval Work in Progress section
Thursday, 15 June 2006
17.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
The patronage of Blanche of Castile: some preliminary thoughts
Speaker(s): Professor Lindy Grant (Reading University)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Professor John Lowden



Conference
Saturday, 17 June 2006
09.45 - 18.30 (registration from 09.15), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Study Day: Born in Russia

Composition VI, Wassily Kandinsky, 1913, Oil on canvas; 195 x 300 cm

Composition VI, Wassily Kandinsky, 1913, Oil on canvas; 195 x 300 cm © The State Hermitage Museum

Speaker(s: David Anfam (Freelance art historian and Phaidon Press), Shulamith Behr (Courtauld Institute of Art), Susan Chevlowe (Jewish Theological Seminary of America), Nathalie Hazan-Brunet (Musée d'Art et d'Historie du Judaïsme, Paris), Jeffrey Hoffeld (New York Studio School), Sonia Kudriatseva (State Hermitage Museum), Christina Lodder (Edinburgh University), Didier Schulmann (Centre Georges Pompidou), Karen Wilkin (New York Studio School), Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: £25 (£10 concessions) (free to Courtauld staff and students) includes coffee, tea, lunch and drinks reception. To book please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Administrative Officer, Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the Study Day: Born in Russia. Or call (44) 020 7848 2909 to make a credit card booking by telephone, or send an email to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk for further information.
Organised by: Geraldine Norman (UK Friends of the Hermitage), Professor Patricia Rubin (Courtauld Insitute of Art  Research Forum), Dr Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art), Dr Barnaby Wright (Hermitage Rooms)
Further information: A collaboration between the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, the UK Friends of the Hermitage and the Ben Uri Gallery, Born in Russia explores the work of a number of important 20th century artists who were born in Russia but made their careers in the West. The study day seeks to highlight wider issues of aesthetic identity and the chosen artists’ interaction with modernism in their new countries – Western Europe and the United States – in which the bulk of their art was created. In the present age of globalisation, the core issues that Born in Russia examines – nationality, selfhood, disjunction and the creative interchange between nations and continents – are of more acute relevance than at perhaps any other moment in modern history. Renowned experts will speak on a range of artists from Kandinsky and Soutine to Nevelson and Rothko.
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Research Seminar: History of Photography
Tuesday, 20 June 2006
17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Photography and the Production of Objectivity: Transcendental Vision in Early British Photography
Speaker(s): Dr Steve Edwards (Open University)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Alexandra Moschovi (Courtauld Institute of Art Associate Scholar)



Conference
22-23 June 2006
09.00 - 19.30, Thursday 22 June, London School of Economics (with plenary lecture at Courtauld Institute of Art)
09.00 – 19.30, Friday 23 June, London School of Economics
Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science
Speaker(s): The following speakers will give plenary lectures: James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago/ University College Cork, Ireland), John Hyman (University of Oxford),
Catherine Elgin (Harvard University). Please see the conference website for the full list of speakers and venues: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/artAndScience/index.htm
Ticket/entry details: The conference is free of charge and open to everybody. If you plan to attend the conference, please send an email with your name, address and institutional affiliation to: ph-artandscience@lse.ac.uk, so that they have an idea about the number of people expected. Please do not send an email if you are not sure that you will attend, or if you only plan to attend for a lecture or two. Registration is not a necessary condition for participation and if you decide to just pop in every now and then you are welcome to do so
Organised by: Matthew Hunter (Courtauld Institute & University of Chicago), Roman Frigg (LSE), Institute of Philosopy at UCL
Further information: Representations play a critical role in both science and art. Perceived as different in kind, artistic and scientific representations have been studied as objects of distinct disciplinary and intellectual traditions. However, recent work in both the philosophy of science and studies of the visual arts suggests that these apparently different representational traditions may be related in challenging and provocative ways. “Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism,” a conference co-sponsored by the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, the London School of Economics, and the Institute of Philosophy of the University of London, seeks to open conversations between and beyond these compartmentalized traditions of thinking about representation.

For the full programme and details about booking, please go to the conference website at:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/artAndScience/index.htm.

You can also contact : ph-artandscience@lse.ac.uk for more information



International Symposium
23-24 June 2006
17.30 - 20.30, Friday 23 June (registration from 16.00), Hayward Gallery
10.00 - 18.30, Saturday 24 June (registration from 09.15), Courtauld Institute of Art, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
The Use-Value of DOCUMENTS: Bataille, Einstein, Leiris

Documents

Speaker(s): Dawn Ades (University of Essex), Sophie Berrebi (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Neil Cox (University of Essex), Patrick ffrench (King's College London), Christopher Green (Courtauld Institute of Art), Denis Hollier (New York University), Julia Kelly (University of Manchester), Rosalind Krauss (Columbia University), David Lomas (University of Manchester), Laurie Monahan (University of California, Santa Barbara), Michael Richardson (Waseda University, Tokyo), Sebastian Zeidler (University of California, Berkeley)
Ticket/entry details: £45 (£20 concessions) includes coffee, tea, lunch and drinks reception as well as entry to the exhibition Undercover Surrealism: Picasso, Miró, Masson and the Vision of Georges Bataille at the Hayward Gallery. Booking is essential via the Hayward Gallery Box Office 0870 169 1000.  When you book please ensure that you tell the Box Office the name of each person attending.
Further information:  Leading international scholars examine the work and legacies of Georges Bataille and other key contributors to the magazine Documents (1929-1930). This international symposium is a collaboration between the AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, the Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture and the Hayward Gallery in connection with the exhibition Undercover Surrealism: Picasso, Miró, Masson and the Vision of Georges Bataille at the Hayward Gallery.  Funding has been provided by the British Academy. For further details contact: Dr Charles Miller (AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Surrealism and its Legacies) (email: cmiller@essex.ac.uk) or Cynthia de Souza (Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum) (email: researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk)
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