Artist's Lecture by Vitaly komar

Socialist Realism and Symbolism

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

painting of Lenin with crown on horseback
Vitaly Komar, Lenin with Crown

Speaker(s): Vitaly Komar (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Becky Haghpanah-Shirwan, Nadim Samman and Dr Sarah Wilson

“The consequences of world wars, of social and scientific breakthroughs, have eroded the connection between fragments of what once was a continuous experience of the world. In these conditions I turn to visual symbols and their mysterious quality of bringing together unrelated images and concepts.”  Vitaly Komar.....read more



Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

Episodes from the Visual Culture of Paris in the Era of Thomas Edison

Monday, 26 April 2010 CANCELLED

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Hollis Clayson (Department of History, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson




GIOTTO's O: LECTURE I

Giotto among the Money-Changers

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

15.00 - 16.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Julian Gardner (Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University of Warwick)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Giotto's O, contact: joanna.cannon@courtauld.ac.uk

This is the first of two lectures this afternoon which discuss Giotto's two closely related commissions: the Bardi Chapel in Santa Croce, and the decorative programme of the crossing in the Lower Church of San Francesco at Assisi.



GIOTTO's O: LECTURE iI

The Lull before the Storm

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

17.00 - 18.15, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Julian Gardner (Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University of Warwick)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Giotto's O, contact: joanna.cannon@courtauld.ac.uk

This is the second of two lectures this afternoon which discuss Giotto's two closely related commissions: the Bardi Chapel in Santa Croce, and the decorative programme of the crossing in the Lower Church of San Francesco at Assisi.



transeuropa

What is Democracy?: A Conversation Between Oliver Ressler and Stephen Wright

Thursday, 6 May 2010

18.00 - 19.15, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Oliver Ressler's artwork of British flag on fire
Oliver Ressler, What is Democracy? Image courtesy of the artist.


Speaker(s): Oliver Ressler (artist, Austria), Stephen Wright (art critic and philosopher)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute fo Art) and Lorenzo Marsili (European Alternatives)

On the day of the UK elections, Austrian artist Oliver Ressler will discuss his latest project “What is democracy?” with art critic and philosopher Stephen Wright. The conversation will address the relation between artistic ...... read more



Leonardo da vinci society lecture 2010

A New Portrait by Leonardo. How do we know?

Friday, 7 May 2010

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Martin Kemp (University of Oxford) and Pascal Cotte (Directeur de recherche scientifique, Lumiere Technology S.A.S.)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof Francis Ames-Lewis



New Light in dark places: recent discoveries & new directions in anglo-saxon studies

Saturday, 8 May 2010

09.50 - 18.20, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.15)

carved gold object with eagle head
Photo: courtesy of the Staffordshire Hoard website (www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk)

Speaker(s): Jane Hawkes (University of York), John Hines (Cardiff University), John Mitchell (University of East Anglia), David Park (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Steven .....

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 concessions and Courtauld staff and students). Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Coordinator, The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the ‘New Light in .....

Organised by: Dr Laura Cleaver and Professor David Park

In recent years significant advances have been made in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. The discovery in July 2009 of the Staffordshire Hoard, comprising over 1600 objects, is the latest in a series of remarkable..... read more





Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Portraits of Napoleon III by Hippolyte Flandrin and Alexandre Cabanel

Monday, 10 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Ashley Givens (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



London seminar for Early Modern Visual Culture

Ephemeral Everyday: Sounds of Seeing in the Early Modern City

Monday, 10 May 2010

18.00, Seminar Room 1

Speaker(s): Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

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)

The French trade card is the principal object of inquiry. By reading its forms and formats with and against other representations of trade and the city such as Cris de Paris and Vues d’optiques, this seminar presentation hopes to offer an account of the trade card's evolution in the emergent market culture of eighteenth-century Paris as both instrument of business and sign of the city.  Issues of time, place, sight and sound, of history and modernity are highlighted.'

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



The concise dictionary of dress

Defining an Exhibition - Judith Clark and Adam Phillips in Conversation with Rebecca Arnold

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Sketch by Judith Clark of domed structure with figures
Judith Clark, Preparatory sketch for the word 'Armoured', 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

Speaker(s): Judith Clark (London College of Fashion), Adam Phillips (psychoanalyst and writer), chaired by Rebecca Arnold (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

Commissioned by Artangel, The Concise Dictionary of Dress re-describes clothing in terms of anxiety, wish and desire, as a series of definitions created by psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and accompanying installations designed and assembled by fashion curator Judith ..... read more



roman trails in south india: new finds and interpretations

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Sethuraman Suresh (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Chennai Chapter)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Peter Stewart / Debby Swallow

Dr Suresh is a freelance archaeologist and an expert on Roman artefacts found in India. His publications include Roman Antiquities in Tamilnadu (1992) and Symbols of Trade: Roman and Pseudo-Roman Objects Found in India (2004). He is a former Research Fellow at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, and the French ..... read more



the 2010 peter fuller memorial lecture

Twenty Years Less Fuller

Thursday, 13 May 2010

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

image of Peter Fuller
Jane Brown/Observer, 1988

Speaker(s): David Cohen (Gallery Director, New York Studio School, and Publisher, artcritical.com)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Peter Fuller was a writer whose tastes and priorities evolved in tandem with shifting intellectual and spiritual concerns.  A man of a restless imagination with an agitational approach to the art world, he made very public the constant search for value and meaning. The twentieth anniversary of his death is a moment for speculation: How have his..... read more




Michelangelo study day

Monday, 17 May 2010

09.30 - 17.30, Prints & Drawings Room

Ticket/entry details: by invitation only

Organised by: Dr Stephanie Buck

In conjunction with The Courtauld Gallery's exhibition, Michelangelo's Dream (18 February to 16 May 2010) this study day will discuss topics such as the drawing technique of Michelangelo’s ‘presentation drawings’ and their state of conservation, questions of date and attribution, the use of the ‘presentation drawings’ in prints and other media, the meaning of The Dream, and the relationship between Michelangelo and Tommaso de’ Cavalieri.




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Deconstructing the Odalisque in the 1920s: Henri Matisse’s At the Seaside (Odalisque on the Terrace) and Orientalist Cinema

Monday, 17 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Nikoo Paydar (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



Research seminar: REnaissance

Leonardo's Drawings of Female Anatomy and His "fassciculu medjcine latino"

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Carmen  Bambach (Curator of Drawings, Metropolitan Museum New York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash

This paper will present an interdisciplinary approach to Leonardo's drawings and manuscripts, using archaeological evidence from drawings applied to a larger understanding of the field.



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Corot, Rousseau, and Ideas of Nature

Monday, 24 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Marion Richards (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson




London seminar for Early Modern Visual Culture

Making Love: Thomas Banks' Camadeva and the Discourses of British India c.1790

Monday, 24 May 2010

18.00, Seminar Room 1

Speaker(s): Dr Sarah Monks (University of East Anglia)

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 Research Forum and University College London.




Research seminar: medieval work in progress

Heirlooms and Ancient Objects: Connecting the Lives of Medieval People and Things

Thursday, 27 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden


Research seminar: History of Photography

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Friday, 28 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sandra Phillips (Curator of Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Alexandra Moschovi (alexandra.moschovi@courtauld.ac.uk), Julian Stallabrass (julian.stallabrass@courtauld.ac.uk) and Benedict Burbridge (benedict.burbridge@courtauld.ac.uk)

This seminar will discuss the exhibition, Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, organised by Tate in conjunction with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which will take place at Tate Modern in summer 2010 and which will then travel to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the autumn of 2010, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis ..... read more



Research seminar: medieval work in progress

Fine Bibles at Durham in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday, 3 June 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Richard Gameson (Durham University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden




New Approaches to British Art, 1939-1969


Friday 4 June and Saturday 5 June 2010

10.45 – 18.15, Friday 4 June (registration from 10.15)

10.00 – 17.45, Saturday 5 June (registration from 9.30)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

abstract expressionist painting by Roger Hilton 1957
Roger Hilton, January 1957, 1957. London, Tate Britain (Photo: © Tate, London 2009)

Speaker(s): include Jan Cox (University of Bristol), John J Curley ( Wake Forest University), Nathan Dunne (London Consortium), Alex Potts (University of Michigan), Chris Stephens (Tate), Anne Wagner (University of California, Berkeley) .....

Ticket/entry details: £45 (£25 concessions and Courtauld staff and students), includes coffee, tea, lunch, reception. Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Coordinator, .....

Organised by: Lisa Tickner and David Peters Corbett

Although British art has benefited from an extraordinary growth in scholarly studies over the last decade the rich history of the years between 1939 and 1969 remains relatively underexplored. Despite the recent ..... read more





Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Sunil Janah: Photography around the 1943 Bengal Famine

Monday, 7 June 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Emilia Terracciano (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson




Research seminar: REnaissance

Michelangelo's Presentation Drawings as a Career Strategy

Wednesday, 9 June 2010 (note change of date and time)

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Charles Robertson (Oxford Brookes University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash

Charles Robertson’s talk relates to the exhibition, Michelangelo’s Dream, at The Courtauld Gallery (18 February to 16 May 2010)



Teaching Visual Arts in the UK and in France: A Comparative Perspective

09.45 - 16.00, Monday, 14 June 2010, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

09.30 - 15.00, Tuesday, 15 June 2010, The French Institute, London

Speaker(s) include: Dr Christopher Breward, Head of Research, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Dr Philippe Bordes, Head of Research, INHA, Paris

Ticket/entry details: This conference is open to all and free of charge but prior booking is necessary. For enquiries and booking please contact: teachartconf@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Alice Odin


This two-day conference, hosted by The Courtauld Institute of Art (Monday 14 June 2010) and The French Institute, London (Tuesday 15 June 2010) will investigate the way in which visual arts are taught and brought to life in Britain and in France ....read more




Research seminar: REnaissance

Nameless: Valuing Anonymous Drawings of 15th and 16th Century Italy

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Alison Wright (University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash

Dr Alison Wright is currently preparing an exhibition on anonymous drawings.




Medieval Art in Theory: A CONFERENCE

Friday, 18 June 2010

10.00 – 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30am)


stained glass window with Christ giving a blessing
Photo: S. Whatling, Chartres Cathedral (detail)

Speaker(s): include Peter Bokody (Central European University, Budapest), Richard Braude (The Warburg Institute), Spike Bucklow (Hamilton Kerr Institute).....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but pre-booking is required. Please contact.....

Organised by: Dr Laura Cleaver

The Medieval Art in Theory project aims to find new ways of interrogating familiar objects by considering medieval art and architecture in the light of modern .....read more





second early modern symposium
Art and Presence

Calls for Papers Deadline:

Thursday 1 July 2010

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

Conference to take place:

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art


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 .....call for papers




The Material Life of THings: symposium
Objects Making History: New Approaches to Material Evidence in Medieval Studies

Friday 9 July 2010
14.30 - 18.30, Research Forum South Room

Reliquary from Shrine of St Oda holding a cross in silver and gold
Reliquary from Shrine of St Oda (detail), The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, ac. no. 57.519. Photo: © Image Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum

Speaker(s): Martina Bagnoli (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore), Nikolas Drosos (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), Kate Gerry (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore), Francesco Lucchini (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Theo Riches (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Kathryn Rudy (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Ticket/entry details: All welcome but numbers are limited. Advance booking by 12 noon Tuesday 6 July is essential...
Organised by: Drs Francesco Lucchini and Kate Gerry

Throughout the Middle Ages, manuscripts, buildings, and many portable objects, serving both secular and liturgical functions, were made to be used, and to be used for a long time. As these works continued to be used.....read more




exhibiting research iv

Dizziness, Delusion and Devotion: The Extremes of Viewership Then and Now

Tuesday 13 July 2010

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): include Mark Fairnington (artist), Edward Payne (The Courtauld Institute of Art). Chaired by Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: MA Curating the Art Museum in collaboration with the Research Forum

Using Stendhal and Jerusalem syndrome as a lens, this Exhibiting Research discussion takes as its theme the viewing experience. It runs parallel to the MA Curating the Art Museum exhibition Blood Tears Faith Doubt, Historical and Contemporary Encounters, which juxtaposes works from Christian visual tradition and contemporary works which.....read more





Future conferences



Socialeast seminar on networks and sociability in eastern european art

Saturday 23 October 2010

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Call For Papers Deadline:

Monday 15 March 2010


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 experimental artists in the Eastern Bloc. This seminar explores the ways in which unauthorised artistic ideas were able to transgress national and ideological boundaries through networks of friendship and artistic..... call for papers



second early modern symposium
Art and Presence

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, 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

Calls for Papers Deadline:

Thursday 1 July 2010


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 .....call for papers







Surrealism, Science fiction and comic books

Call For Papers Deadline:

Sunday, 1 August 2010

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

Conference to take place:

Saturday 22 January 2011

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

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 observation was repeated in 1997 by Roger Bozzetto and Arthur B. Evans, who lamented that the relations between.....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

Friday 11 - Saturday 12 February, 2011 (note dates may be revised)

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, few explicit links have been made between the two. Yet..... read more




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