Street life and street culture: between early modern europe and the present


Saturday 2 October 2010

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, (registration from 9.30)

Speaker(s): Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago), Georgia Clarke (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Ornette Clennon (Oxford Brookes University), Louise Duggan (CABE), Dan.....

Ticket/entry details: The conference is free and open to all but advance booking is required by 30 September. Please register by email to Claire Hogg (C.Hogg@bath.ac.uk)


‘Street Life and Street Culture’ involves art historians, architectural historians, historians, architects, planners, artists, critics, sound artists, actors and theatre producers to create an interdisciplinary, international community drawn from the UK, USA and Europe. The project has been to consider how streets shaped and informed the daily lives....read more



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Salvator Rosa. Bandits, Wilderness and Magic

Sunday, 10 October 2010 (note date and venue)

17.00 - 18.30, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AD

Ticket/entry details: Private visit to the exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery (http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk). The Gallery is charging the concession price of £4.00 per person for this exclusive private view (normal ticket price: £9.00). Please meet at 5.00pm in the reception area of the Gallery. It would be helpful in estimating numbers if you would let joanna.woodall@courtauld.ac.uk or r.sanjuan@ucl.ac.uk know if you plan to attend..

Organised by: Rose Marie San Juan and Joanna Woodall

This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum and University College London.



Frank davis memorial lecture series

Resistance and Interpretation: Disciplinary Perspectives

Interpretation Through the Looking-Glass

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

drawing by Tenniel of Alice's hands holding up black cat (detail)
Illustration by John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There), 1871

Speaker(s): Miguel Tamen (Professor, Director of Programme in Literary Theory, University of Lisbon; and Regular Visiting Professor, University of Chicago)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

“I have only one, very simple, idea about interpretation: interpretation should not be kept separate from other human activities. There are three main advantages to this, or so I will argue: the first is that we need not assume any difference in kind between interpreting and e.g. solving problems, describing your position relative.....read more




Research seminar:
medieval work in progress

Kinship, Friendship and the Wollaton Antiphonal (Nottingham University Library MS 250)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Alixe Bovey (University of Kent)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



Victor and Margarita Tupitsyn double lecture I

Don’t Forget a Woman Artist

Thursday, 14 October 2010

13.00 - 15.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Margarita Tupitsyn

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson

One would think that equality between men and women in the art world should have long been established. Rather than there being a shift in male consciousness, feminist issues have become primarily a subject of political correctness. This is why today....read more



Victor and Margarita Tupitsyn double lecture II

Historical Inferences and Margins of Error (Tribal Practices in Academia, Communal Life, and Conceptual Art)

Thursday, 14 October 2010

13.00 - 15.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Victor Tupitsyn

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson

In spite of ideological difference, culture and cult continue to copy each other. In the academic world in the US, the tradition of mutual citation is a tribal rule. However, there is no altruism involved, just as there is no sense of professional responsibility.....read more




cross-cultural curating, the carnival paradigm, and the paradox of performance art


Monday, 18 October 2010

13.00 - 14.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

figures dressed as stars for carnival in Gwanju
SPRING, 90-minute procession curated by Claire Tancons for Gwangju Biennale 08, May 18 Democratic Square, September 5, 2008. Photograph Cheolhong Mo, Courtesy the Gwangju Biennale Foundation

Speaker(s): Claire Tancons (curator and researcher, New Orleans)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson

Claire Tancons is a curator and researcher based in New Orleans who focuses on Carnival and the Carnivalesque, performance art and processional arts, popular festivals and protest movements. She was Associate Curator for Prospect.1 New Orleans, billed as the largest international biennial of contemporary arts in the US, as well as for..... read more





Research seminar: renaissance

Narrative Threads: Veils and Cintole from Duccio to Filippino Lippi

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Hills (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash



Socialeast seminar on networks and sociability in eastern european art

Saturday 23 October 2010

09.30 - 18.15, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.00)

Czech, Slovak and Hungarian artists play tug of war
A meeting of Czech, Slovak and Hungarian artists, Chapel Studio of György Galántai, Balatonboglár, 1972, photo György Galántai - courtesy artpool.hu

Speaker(s): Ewa Borysiewicz (Warsaw University), Anthony Gardner (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Beata Hock (Central European University, Budapest), Anda Klavina (independent scholar and curator, Riga), Maria Matuszkiewicz ....
Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 concessions and Courtauld staff and students), includes coffee, and reception....


The SocialEast Seminar on Networks and Sociability in East European Art provides a forum for the presentation of new research into practices of informal exchange and patterns of alternative communication between ..... read more




Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

Misericordia in Italian Humanist Photography

Monday, 25 October 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Martina Caruso (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson





Frank davis memorial lecture series

Resistance and Interpretation: Disciplinary Perspectives

Traditions of Resistance: The Case of History

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

photo of Peter Burke
Photo of Peter Burke (detail). Source: www.kb.nl/dossiers/fellowship/burke-en.html

Speaker(s): Peter Burke (Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Emmanuel College)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

Like art historians, general historians have paid too much attention to the victors, to innovation, to the vanguard. It is good news that this series of lectures will seek to compensate for that trend by emphasizing the ideas of the vanquished, the rearguard in the culture wars. This lecture is concerned with the discipline of history.....read more



Georgia's wall painting heritage: significance and preservation

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

11th century wall painting of head of angel with halo and wing
Detail of angel in the Dream of Joseph (late 11th century), Ateni Sioni Church, Georgia

Speaker(s): Professor David Park (Director of Wall Painting Department, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor David Park

From the wide expanses of the Gareja Desert in the south to the northern peaks of Svaneti in the High Caucasus, Georgia retains a vast amount of wall painting, with spectacular examples especially from the 11th to 14th centuries. Until now, these paintings.....read more





Caroline villers research fellowship

Rubens in The Courtauld Collection, 1608-12

Thursday, 28 October 2010

6.00pm, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Clare Richardson & Kate Stonor (Caroline Villers Research Fellows 2010-11, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Aviva Burnstock

In 2009-10 Clare Richardson and Kate Stonor undertook the restoration of The Courtauld Gallery’s Rubens, Moses and the Brazen Serpent. Their research as Caroline Villers Fellows is stimulated by the technical findings brought to light by the treatment. The painting has long been recognised as a substantially altered work, with its change from.....read more



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Corporalium Rerum in Spiritu Exprimuntur Imagines: The Augustinian Doctrine of the Spiritual Image in Theodore Galle’s Life of the Blessed Ignatius of Loyola of 1610

Monday, 1 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Walter Melion (Asa Griggs Candler, Emory University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Rose Marie San Juan (r.sanjuan@ucl.ac.uk) and Joanna Woodall (joanna.woodall@courtauld.ac.uk)

Further information: This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum and University College London



conservation of wall painting

Ancient Egyptian Pigments: New Discoveries and Old Problems

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

16.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): David A. Scott (Professor in Art History and Archaeology, UCLA, and Chair of the UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sharon Cather

Ancient Egyptian pigments constitute an extensive palette which, when combined with the glazes and varnishes employed, represent the most sophisticated colour usage of the ancient world. Egyptian blue and Egyptian green frits helped to solve.....read more



terra foundation for american art visiting professor

Submerged: On Sexuality and American Art

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Richard Meyer (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, The Courtauld; and Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts, University of Southern California)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

Writing sexuality into the history of art means redrawing the boundaries of what counts both as art and as history. If Americanists have been at the forefront of this task, this is not to say that their work has been warmly received or openly supported within the broader reaches of the discipline. This paper argues for an expanded field of sexuality in .....read more



informal meeting with maria Elena ramos

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

18.00, Seminar Room 2

Speaker(s): María Elena Ramos (Latin American critic, curator and cultural commentator)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Glenn Sujo

The Courtauld Institute of Art is pleased to welcome the renowned Latin American critic, curator and cultural commentator María Elena Ramos, who is visiting London.

María Elena Ramos is highly regarded for her work as a critic and commentator on the arts and the distinguished former director of the Fundación Museo de Bellas Artes Caracas (1989-2001). She has been vocal in her opposition to State control of .....read more




Research seminar: medieval work in progress

The Liber Floridus diagrams in a fifteenth-century manuscript at Tongerlo

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Hanna Vorholt (Warburg Institute)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



london seminar for early modern visual culture

Michelangelo: A Life on Paper

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

18.00, University College, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Room G06, Roberts Building, Torrington Place (note venue)

Speaker(s): Professor Leonard Barkan (Princeton University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Rose Marie San Juan (r.sanjuan@ucl.ac.uk) and Joanna Woodall (joanna.woodall@courtauld.ac.uk)

Further information: This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum and University College London



The autumn lecture of the society for the promotion of byzantine studies

The Council of Ferrara-Florence (1438-9) Revisited: Why was it "a success that failed?"

Thursday, 4 November 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): The Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Antony Eastmond

Metropolitan Kallistos held a lectureship at the University of Oxford teaching Eastern Orthodox Studies for thirty-five years between 1966 and 2001, when he retired. He was chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge. He continues to serve as chairman of the Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona and on the advisory board of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship.



material life of things symposium

Hands On: Seven Perspectives on the Material Transformation of Art

Friday, 5 November 2010
15.00 - 19.00, Research Forum South Room

blue and white ewer - a hybrid of different styles, periods and cultures
Ewer painted in Kraak style, with silver gilt mount China, Jingdezhen kilns, Wanli reign period (1573-1619); mounts: England: ca. 1610-20. Given by Dr Louis C.G. Clarke, V&A museum number: M.220–1916

Speaker(s): Moya Carey (V&A); Francesca Dell'Acqua (Università degli Studi di Salerno); Rebecca Farbstein (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge); Sally Korman (independent); Luisa Mengoni (V&A); Nat Silver (UCL/ The Frick Collection); Maria Elena Versari (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh)

Ticket/entry details: All welcome but numbers are limited. Advance booking by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November is essential.  Please contact: ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

Drawing together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, this workshop will offer a range of views and interpretations on the material.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

What was Contemporary Art?

Monday, 8 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Richard Meyer (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, The Courtauld; and Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts, University of Southern California)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson

This workshop will consider the idea of contemporary art as it was understood in the early 20th century. Its point of departure is an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in Spring, 1927 titled ‘Tradition and Revolt in Modern Painting’. Dazzling in its multidisciplinarity, the course included the study of French, Russian.....read more



Frank davis memorial lecture series

Resistance and Interpretation: Disciplinary Perspectives

Art-Archaeology: The Materiality of Classical Art History

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

detail of Greek sculpture (man's head and shoulders) from the Acropolis
Famous Greek sculptural fragments on the Acropolis, Athens, soon after excavation (detail, anonymous photograph, 1866?)

Speaker(s): Dr Peter Stewart (Reader in Classical Art and its Heritage, and Acting Dean, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

All art history involves inherent tensions between the materiality of the works of art – their rootedness in time and space – and the mobility of the ideas and imagery that they embody. The tension is all the more striking in the study of ancient art. On the one hand, classical art history, with its traditional dependence on archaeology.....read more




the visual world of french theory: figurations ('seeing red/seeing blue')

A Celebratory Film Screening

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

12 noon, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Jacques Monory, Jean-François Lyotard and Jean Michel Arnold in Monory's studio
Jacques Monory, Jean-François Lyotard and Jean Michel Arnold, Atelier de Monory à Cachan, 1981. Photo: Annick Demeule

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson

To celebrate Sarah Wilson’s publication of The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations, two distinguished French artists will join us for the projection of their films. Gérard Fromanger - `Red Fromanger’ of the May 1968 revolution - a friend of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze - will introduce and show the two ciné-tracts, he made with Jean-Luc Godard, a three-minute event of poured paint, and a second short film, also called Le Rouge, using .....read more






Research seminar: ReNaissance

Painted Backdrops for the Cross: Late Medieval 'Multimedia' Altarpieces in Cologne

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Roland Krischel (Deputy Director, Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corbound, Cologne)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash




the history of the accademia di san luca, c. 1590-1635: documents from the archivio di stato di roma

Thursday, 11 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Peter M Lukehart (Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission, but RSVP by 3 November 2010 to casva@nga.gov to indicate if you are planning to attend

Organised by: Peter Lukehart (CASVA), Rose Marie San Juan (University College London) and Joanna Woodall (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This is the London presentation of the CASVA digital humanities project, The History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590-1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma, which is an open-access research database that provides the first.....read more



antonio negri

Formare, Deformare, Inaugurare / To Form, De-Form, and Inaugurate

Thursday, 11 November 2010 BEING POSTPONED, DETAILS TO FOLLOW

16.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

photo of Antonio Negri
Photo of Antonio Negri. Courtesy of Antonio Negri

Speaker(s): Antonio Negri

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jacopo Galimberti

In alcuni testi degli anni '50, il filosofo francese Maurice Merleau-Ponty assegna alla creazione artistica una valenza ontologica, e ne qualifica la potenza: si tratta di una deformazione coerente radicata all'interno di un'esperienza soggettiva, ma che non presuppone nessun "soggetto" stabile (chi crea viene a sua volta preso.....read more



Joint london seminar for early modern visual culture and modern and contemporary research seminar

Canvas to Canvas: Companion Paintings in the 19th-century United States

Monday, 15 November 2010

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Wendy Ikemoto (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Rose Marie San Juan (r.sanjuan@ucl.ac.uk) and Joanna Woodall (joanna.woodall@courtauld.ac.uk)

This paper examines the 'why' and 'how' of companion paintings in the antebellum United States. Why did the paired form proliferate in 19th-century America, and what did it signify? The paper suggests that companion paintings sorted the world into.....read more



research seminar: history of photography
The Practice of Intimacy

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Elinor Carucci (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Benedict Burbridge (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Alexandra Moschovi (University of Sunderland)

Elinor Carucci‘s photographs have consistently explored the types and levels of intimacy, focusing on her own body, her parents, her husband, and more recently, her children. Often photographing in close-range, Carucci relies on bits and pieces, expressions and symbols to communicate joy, pain, and the sometimes-elegiac sentiments that.....read more



FACULTY seminar

Life after Burial. Portrayal in Print After the Death of the Original Model

Thursday, 18 November 2010

16.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Joanna Woodall (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld’s teaching staff

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott



art+christianityenquiry lecture

The Abject Object

Friday, 19 November 2010

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

image of dead Christ lying in wooden coffin with glass front
Hans Holbein the Younger, Dead Christ Entombed, 1521. Basel, Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung (photo: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY)

Speaker(s): Dr Mia M. Mochizuki (Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Associate Professor of Art History and Religion, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University / Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Winner of the 2009 ACE/Mercers’ International Book Award in Religious Art and Architecture for.....read more



second early modern symposium
Art and Presence

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (tbc), The Courtauld Institute of Art


portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (detail)
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (after Raffaello Sanzio).1630 (detail) .© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London



Speaker(s): Jocelyn Anderson (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Frederique Baumgartner (Harvard University), Felicity Bodenstein (Université Paris IV Sorbonne).....

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 students) Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute .....


Historically and culturally specific, the ‘work of art’ is contingent on a series of social relationships and mediations that seem to emerge when considering the relationship between representation and presence. This one-day symposium explores the relationship between viewers and art makers from .....read more





Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

Mirrors, Magic and Multiplication: Early Twentieth Century Fashion Shows

Monday, 22 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Caroline Evans (Professor of Fashion History and Theory, Central St Martins)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



Frank davis memorial lecture series

Resistance and Interpretation: Disciplinary Perspectives

Resisting Culture, Embracing Life: Anthropology Beyond Humanity

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

black and white drawing of points, lines and squiggles by Kandinsky
Diagram 17 from Kandinsky's essay Point and Line to Plane, originally pubished in 1926 as Punkt und Linie zu Fläche (Source: Dover reprint of 1979)

Speaker(s): Timothy Ingold (Professor of Social Anthropology and Head of the School of Social Science, University of Aberdeen)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

The modern concept of humanity expresses the existential dilemma of a creature that can know itself, and the world of which it is a part, only by separating itself off from that world. This separation has long validated both the project of anthropology, as the comparative study of diverse forms of culture underwritten by the unity of human....read more




research seminar: history of photography
Shanghai shashin? The China Portfolio of Baron Raimund von Stillfried

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Luke Gartlan (School of Art History, University of St Andrews)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Alexandra Moschovi (University of Sunderland) and Graham Smith (Editor, History of Photography)

In 1876 at the height of his career, the Yokohama-based photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried travelled to Shanghai to undertake a portfolio of 'Chinese characters'. All but forgotten since its completion, this paper argues that the commercial failure of this portfolio highlights the potential schisms that could emerge between the....read more



professorial lecture

Buddhism and Gothic Art: India to York, via Paris

Thursday, 25 November 2010

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Professor David Park (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: RSVP to Sophie Nurse by 15 November 2010 (email: sophie.nurse@courtauld.ac.uk)

Organised by: Professor Deborah Swallow (Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art)




london seminar for early modern visual culture

Silenus Alcibiades' and the Aesthetics of the 'Ugly' in Early Modern Visual Culture

Monday, 29 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Lucy Davis (Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Plank Institute, Rostock)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Rose Marie San Juan (r.sanjuan@ucl.ac.uk) and Joanna Woodall (joanna.woodall@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar series has been organised jointly by The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum and University College London





how to look at reinhardt and conceptual art


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

12.00 noon, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Michael Corris (Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

What does Ad Reinhardt — a painter, a satirist, a critic and a political activist — have to do with Conceptual Art? What relation could one possibly draw between the political gestures of a late-1960s New York avant-garde artist and a late-1930s New York avant-garde artist who helped to organise labour unions for artists and newspaper workers, and.....read more



performing art history

Art History and TV

Thursday, 2 December 2010

18.00 - 20.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Alixe Bovey (School of History, University of Kent), Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld), Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld), Sam Rose (The Courtauld), John Wyver (University of Westminister/Illuminations Media)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jack Hartnell with Dr Katie Scott

“Walking on camera is damn hard.” Simon Schama

In the first of three discussions exploring and critiquing methods of delivering art historical research beyond traditional publishing routes in books or journals, the group will consider art history and TV including: Simon Schama's The Power of Art (2006).....read more




tudor and jacobean painting: production, influences and patronage

Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 December 2010

11.00 - 18.00, 2 December 2010, National Portrait Gallery (with registration from 10.00)

10.30 - 16.00, 3 December 2010, National Portrait Gallery (with registration from 10.00; optional tours available at 16.00, bookable on Day 1)

10.30 - 15.40, 4 December 2010, The Courtauld Institute of Art (with registration from 10.00)

Speaker(s): include Aviva Burnstock (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Rachel Billinge (National Gallery), Victoria Button (V&A/ RCA), Tarnya Cooper (National Portrait Gallery)....

Ticket/entry details: £80 (£70 concessions) available from the National Portrait Gallery via their website  www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/matb-international-conference.php or ....


This three-day conference taking place at the National Portrait Gallery and The Courtauld Institute of Art is part of a collaborative research project between the National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Sussex, called....read more



international advisory board seminar

‘Cézanne's Card Players’: The Problem with Peasants

Monday, 6 December 2010 CANCELLED

11.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr. Nancy Ireson (Schroder Foundation Curator of Painting, The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Dr Satish Padiyar (Lecturer in 19th Century Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all staff and students of The Courtauld

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Dr. Nancy Ireson, co-curator of The Courtauld Gallery's exhibition, Cézanne's Card Players (21 October 2010 – 16 January 2011), and Dr Satish Padiyar will reflect on the art historical interest in the status of the sitters depicted in Cézanne's paintings of peasants. They will go on to consider how ideas of an artist's social identity affects his or her critical fortune.



Frank davis memorial lecture series

Resistance and Interpretation: Disciplinary Perspectives

Art History Unrealized


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Christopher Wood (Professor, Department of History of Art, Yale University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

An art history is only as effective as its concept of art. The discipline of art history nevertheless rarely poses searching questions about art, the origins of art, and creativity. In the past, it would seem, the discipline declined to interrogate its own....read more



witnesses against our vanishing: erasure at the smithsonian

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

12.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

effigy of Christ with ants crawling on him
Film still from David Wojnarowicz, A Fire in My Belly, 1987, 13 mins, colour, silent. Courtesy of the P.P.O.W. Gallery and The Estate of David Wojnarowicz

Speaker(s): Jonathan D. Katz (University at Buffalo, and co-curator of the exhibition Hide/Seek), Fiona Anderson (King's College London) and a panel of Courtauld Faculty members

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Thomas Scutt

Following pressure from the Catholic League president William Donahue, the Smithsonian Museum last week removed a 1987 film piece A Fire in My Belly by David Wojnarowicz from the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition entitled Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. The controversial material in.....read more



music and painting - some reflections on these 'sister arts'?

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Peter Vergo (Emeritus Professor, University of Essex)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Shulamith Behr

Peter Vergo is one of Britain’s leading experts on modern German and Austrian art. His exhibition Vienna 1900 was the centrepiece of the 1983 Edinburgh Festival and led to the award of the Golden Order of Merit by the Republic of Austria for services.....read more



Research forum visiting professor lecture

‘Darshan,’ Art and the Framing of Power at the Imperial Mughal Court

Thursday, 9 December 2010

16.00 - 17.10, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Jahangir, bare chested wearing turban and pearlsPl. 46. Jahangir bare-chested at a jharokha window (detail). Mughal, ca. 1620. Album 4, foll.11a. Source: Raza Library, Rampur, India

Speaker(s): Ursula Weekes (independent scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This lecture considers how imperial Mughal ideology expressed in the arts was profoundly affected by the connected histories of Europe and India during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The assimilation of European art under Jahangir provided a catalyst for dramatic new approaches to representations of the Emperor’s body in painting. The display..... read more





Research forum visiting professor seminar

Art, Experience and Displaced Identities: Getting to the Heart of Why the Mughals Embraced European Art

Friday, 10 December 2010

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Ursula Weekes (independent scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to postgraduate students and history of art teaching staff

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Mughal artists made profound and ongoing responses to European art during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Moving beyond traditional interpretations of Mughal interest in European naturalism, perspective and the depiction of light, important though these were, Ursula Weekes shall suggest that a key reason for.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934) and the Logic of the Fold

Monday, 13 December 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Katherine Faulkner (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



the gothic ivories project

Website Launch

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof. John Lowden and Dr. Catherine Yvard (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Gothic Ivories Project, launched at The Courtauld Institute of Art in October 2008, is an electronic catalogue bringing together images and information about Gothic ivories now scattered in collections around the world. It has been made possible by the invaluable collaboration and active support of colleagues in many museums.....read more




Future conferences



modernist games: cezanne and his card players

Saturday 15 January 2011

14.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre 2011 (with registration from 13.30)

The Courtauld Institute of Art

two men wearing hats sit at a table playing cards
Paul Cézanne, The Card Players (ca.1893-96).Oil on canvas. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): T.J. Clark (University of California, Berkeley), Charlotte De Mille (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Andre Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania).....

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 Courtauld staff/students and external students) Please send a cheque.....

Organised by: Dr Satish Padiyar (The Courtauld)

To coincide with the exhibition Cézanne’s Card Players, organised by The Courtauld Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Modernist Games brings together six speakers to reflect on the theme of chance and game playing.....read more




'a harmony parallel with nature': cezanne's music


Sunday 16 January 2011

15.00 - 17.00, the Foyer

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

harvesters in field, some working some resting; hill in background with buildings
Paul Cézanne, The Harvest, 1877, ex. collection Emmanuel Chabrier, © Galerie Tamenaga

PROGRAMME:

Emmanuel Chabrier: from Pièce Pittoresque, 1880

Claude Debussy: L’Enfant Prodigue, 1884; from Pélleas et Mélisande 1902

Musical Director / Piano: Alisdair Kitchen
Director: Joseph Timmons

Cast to include: Emilie Alford; Katy Compton; Christopher Jacklin.....read more





Surrealism, Science fiction and comics

Saturday, 22 January 2011

10.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.30)



comic book clip of Captain Marvel and companion in mountaineous landscape with fireworks

Speaker(s): Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge), David Brittain (MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University), Barnaby Dicker ....

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 concessions and Courtauld staff and students), includes coffee, and reception.....


In his 1976 essay Science Fiction and Allied Literature, David Ketterer wrote ‘it is rather surprising that the considerable affinity which exists between Surrealism and SF has not attracted more attention.’ This.....read more






16th annual medieval postgraduate student colloquium
The Medieval Copy

Call For Papers Deadline:

1 December 2010

bronze circular badge with face in centre and wording around
Veronica pilgrim badge, 15th century (Image copyright Museum of London)


Conference to take place:

Saturday 5 February 2011

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Copies, mass-production, emulation, and originality have been significant and problematic concepts for the reception of medieval art and architecture in both its academic study and popular understanding. They continue to exert their influence on perceptions and scholarship, particularly in functioning as commonplaces for periodization, and in privileging the ‘original’ and ‘originality’. This colloquium aims to balance such tendencies.....call for papers






bergson and his postmodern and immanent legacies

Call for Papers Deadline:

31st October 2010

Conference to take place:

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February 2011

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Speaker(s): include Howard Caygill (Goldsmiths University of London), Laura Cull (Northumbria University), John Mullarkey (Kingston University), David Cunningham (University of Westminster)

In the past two decades there has been a resurgence of interest in Henri Bergson’s work in various areas of philosophy and cultural studies, in part stimulated by the growing popularity of recent writers who have addressed his thought. There is now a large critical body of material relating to these fields, especially ones connected to the.....call for papers




THE 2011 Courtauld Institute of Art

Postgraduate Symposium

Showcasing Research

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March 2011

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Rodin, The Thinker
Auguste Rodin, Le Penseur, on the grave of Rodin (detail), 19th century, bronze, Musée Rodin, Paris. © The Courtauld Institute of Art

Speaker(s) include: Deborah Babbage, Ana Balona de Sa’Oliveira, Irene Brooke, Rodrigo Canete, Michael Carter, Samuel Elmer, Chris Gardner, Emily Gray, Ashley Givens, Brandon Kline, Emma Luker, Elizabeth McDougall...

Organised by: the Research Forum Postgraduate Advisory Group and PhD students

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission


Showcasing Research 2011 will bring together third-year research students working on art within a broad range of periods, media and themes. From erotic art in classical Rome to Rembrandt's marriage portraits to modernist Indian photography, the conference will present the diversity of The Courtauld's postgraduate community... read more





the printed image within a culture of print:prints, publishing and the early modern arts in europe, 1450-1700

 

Call for Papers Deadline:

10 January 2011

Conference to take place:

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

From the fifteenth through the seventeenth century, the advent of print utterly changed the production of images. A repertoire of images of all kinds, from the crudest woodcut to the most virtuosic engraving, from broadsides of wonders and prodigies to pictures reproducing famous paintings and sculptures, was put into the hands of both.....call for papers




performing Research: Art History not for publication

A conference organised by the Performing Art History Special Interest Group

Call for Papers Deadline:

10 January 2011

woman (Salome?) with platter containing head (John the Baptist?) accompanied by another woman and a man
Screen-capture of YouTube video, created for Hold Your Horses by L’Ogre

Conference to take place:
Friday, 6 May 2011

12.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

This conference seeks to explore the clarity, diversity, and freedom that can come from presenting art historical research directly to an audience, as opposed to through traditional publishing routes in books or academic journals......call for papers




last orders? the art and architecture of religious orders in england, c1350-1540

Call For Papers Deadline:

1 November 2010

crenallated tower and clock of Evesham Abbey (detail)
Evesham Abbey (detail). Photo: Courtesy of Laura Cleaver

Conference to take place:

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

In contrast to the arts of the so-called ‘golden age’ of English religious life during the High Middle Ages, the visual culture of subsequent generations of monks, nuns, and canons has received little attention. Recent scholarship, however, has challenged the long-held consensus that the Late Middle Ages was a period of decline.....call for papers






Intersections: Architecture and Poetry

Call For Papers Deadline:
31 January 2011

two images, one a detail of a decorated wall in a13th century mausoleum in Samarqand, the other the round 18th century ceiling of the Music Room at Home House
Mausoleum at Shah-i Zinda Necropolis, Samarqand, late 13th century. (Photograph: James Scott). Robert Adam with Antonio Zucchi, Detail of Music Room Ceiling, Home House, c.1777. (The Courtauld Institute of Art, Conway Library)

Conference to take place:

Friday 3 - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Poetry and architecture, brought together by Gaston Bachelard in his seminal investigation of lived-in space, are art-forms that nevertheless continue critically to be considered broadly apart from one another. The one concrete and three-dimensional, the other abstract and metaphorical, these two creative forms invite further comparison. Philosophers and theorists have often used architectural metaphors in their writing – Freud, considering the canny (heimlich) as a cage that...... read more




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