Modernities in south asian art

Emergence of Indian Modernism in the 1920s

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Partha Mitter (University of Sussex)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Emilia Terracciano

Scholar, professor and renowned art historian Partha Mitter is Emeritus Professor of art history at University of Sussex, England. A member of Wolfson College, Oxford University; and past fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He is the author of Much Maligned Monsters. A History of European Reactions to Indian Art (Clarendon.....read more



raising dust: changing territories for art across europe

Thursday, 13 January 2011

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Richard Appignanesi (writer, theorist and curator of Raising Dust); Marina   Grzinic (artist); Dr Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Dr Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art); and Boris Groys (art historian, philosopher and curator of the Russian pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale) (tbc)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld) and Sophie Benjamin (Calvert 22)

Calvert 22 and The Courtauld Institute of Art are proud to present the first in a unique series of collaborative talks.

Each talk in the series, which will be presented over the course of the academic year, takes an exhibition at Calvert 22 as a point of departure to address a range of emerging themes.

Speakers will include artists and curators who are participating in Calvert.....read more



Modern mind: joseph paul hodin at the tate archive

Friday, 14 January 2011

15.30 - 17.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Adrian Glew (Tate Library and Archive), Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Alexandra Lazar (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but numbers are limited. Advance booking is essential by noon Thursday 13 January.  Please contact: ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Alexandra Lazar

This unique insight to the uncatalogued Tate Archive collection of art historian, aesthetician and critic Joseph Paul Hodin (1905-1995), comprising correspondence, writings, publications, printed ephemera, photographs and press cuttings from 1930s-90s, will provide an exciting starting point for researchers on postwar British as well.....read more



modernist games: cezanne and his card players

Saturday 15 January 2011

14.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (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





2011 london seminar in roman art

An Interdisciplinary Study of the Mosaics from the House Of The Faun in Pompeii: Technique, Materials and Provenance

Monday, 17 January 2011

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex, 2 Gower Street, London WC1, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Cristina Boschetti (University of Nottingham)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Cruel and Tender: Conception, Display and Reception in Tate Modern’s 2003 Inaugural Exhibition of Photography

Monday, 17 January 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sara Knelman (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



spring 2011 Friends lecture series

Global Conceptualism

Total Enlightenment: Russian Conceptualism

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

man
Boris Groys, Art Klyazma (detail), 2010. © Courtesy the artist.

Speaker(s): Boris Groys (Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Mellon MA Visiting Professor at The Courtauld; and Professor of Slavic and Russian Studies at NYU)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson and Professor Boris Groys

"The Soviet state had always been a kind of artwork designed according to the taste of the Party leadership and as the result of centralised planning of all aspects of Soviet life. In that sense, art was the most suitable.....read more



Research seminar: renaissance

The Illustrations of the Benci Aesop and Domestic Education in Quattrocento Florence

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

17.30, Seminar Room 1

detail of drawing by Aesop with donkey, wild boar, trees and part of text
BNCF MS II.II.83, f. 12, (1450-75) (detail)

Speaker(s): Federico Botana (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor  Susie Nash









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




london seminar for early modern visual culture

Calypso's Island and the Lure of Enchantment in the Art of the French Regency

Monday, 24 January 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 6, Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG (entrance at back of 20 Gordon Square)

Speaker(s): Mary Sheriff (Art Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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 Research Forum and University College London.




Edinburgh and the european avant-garde


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

15.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room

Richard Demarco with Joseph Beuys in front of a blackboard with text on Money and Kapital Order
Richard Demarco and Joseph Beuys, Free University, Dusseldorf, 1980. Courtesy of the Demarco Archive

Speaker(s): Richard Demarco (artist and promoter of the visual and performing arts, the Demarco European Art Foundation)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch

Richard Demarco is an artist and promoter of the visual and performing arts. He has been one of Scotland’s most influential advocates for contemporary art through his work at the Richard Demarco Gallery and the.....read more




queer family romance and collections of visual culture


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

3 naked men in front of a stained glass window, two holding hands, one with a flower and a staff
Elisàr von Kupffer (1872-1942), Painting of same-sex union with self-portraits, c.1910 (detail), now lost (probably destroyed in Berlin c. 1935). From Magnus Hirschfeld, Sexualwissenschaftlicher Bilderatlas zur Geschlechtskunde (Berlin and Vienna: Püttmann, 1932), 532.

Speaker(s): Whitney Davis (Professor of History & Theory of Ancient & Modern Art, University of California at Berkeley)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In the context of intense and divisive present-day debates about the juridical status of "queer families" (for example, in controversies about "gay marriage" in the USA), Davis broadens the discussion by recalling that queer families by definition often cannot be mediated in relations of biological kin, however fantasmatic (as claimed in the traditions of psychoanalysis), or even in relations of erotic and subcultural sociability, however proscribed in .....read more




Research seminar: joint medieval work in progress and renaissance

The Anjou Bible Exhibition at Leuven: Reflections After the Event on Miniatures at the Court of Anjou-Naples c. 1340

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): John Lowden (The Courtauld) and Catherine Reynolds

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (john.lowden@courtauld.ac.uk)




research forum visiting conservator lecture

de Kooning and Pollock: The Actions of Painting

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

splash painting in greens, blues, orange, white, mauve, yellow
Jackson Pollock, Full Fathom Five, 1947 (detail). © 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Speaker(s): Jim Coddington (Research Forum Visiting Conservator, The Courtauld; and Agnes Gund Chief Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Aviva Burnstock

The distinctive painting styles of de Kooning and Pollock, the prime exemplars of American “action painting”, are, on close examination, the product of considered effort and thought. This lecture will examine their materials and techniques and how such a consideration might be used to re-evaluate their work.....read more





performing art history

Art History and Radio

Thursday, 27 January 2011

18.00 – 20.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Steven Connor (Birkbeck College, University of London), Cathy Courtney (British Museum Sound Archives), James Hall (Guardian, Times, TLS), Jack Hartnell (The.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jack Hartnell with Dr Katie Scott

“People say I pay too much attention to the look of a movie but for God's sake, I'm not producing a Radio 4 Play for Today, I'm making a movie that people are going to look at.” Ridley Scott

In the second of three discussions exploring and critiquing methods of delivering art historical research beyond traditional publishing routes in books or.....read more



material life of things: seminar

Weighing the Evidence

Friday, 28 January 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jim Coddington (Research Forum Visiting Conservator, The Courtauld; and Agnes Gund Chief Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Drs Aviva Burnstock and Francesco Lucchini

Modern art has embraced many different means of and materials for creating art. In recent decades this impulse has developed at an increasingly frenetic pace. If we are to attempt to understand these diverse works from a material point of view how do we determine the priority of that material evidence? Can we refer to classic approaches to.....read more



2011 london seminar in roman art

Ossa quod vallavit Onyx: Roman Funerary Urns in Coloured Stone

Monday, 31 January 2011

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex, 2 Gower Street, London WC1, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Simona Perna (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Time-based Art: The Production of Contemporaneity

Monday, 31 January 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Boris Groys (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Mellon MA Visiting Professor, The Courtauld Institute of Art; and Professor of Slavic and Russian Studies at NYU)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



spring 2011 Friends lecture series

Global Conceptualism

Art Without Work

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

image of a young woman's face next to another image of her talking to another, and another couple preparing for a show (?)
Video still from A Guiding Light, 2010, by Liam Gillick and Anton Vidokle. Courtesy of the artists, Performa, and Casey Kaplan, New York

Speaker(s): Anton Vidokle (artist and founder of e-flux)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson and Professor Boris Groys

If the ultimate condition of production of art is life in the world, can art simply come about through a certain way of being with others? Is work essential for an art work to come into being? Vidokle's lecture will discuss conceptual and post-conceptual artistic practices that place emphasis on producing conditions of .....read more



Research seminar: renaissance

Surface and Substance: Locating Meaning in Donatello's Polychromed Sculpture

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 POSTPONED to Monday 7 March 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash



a discussion of the lens in contemporary art history

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): David Hockney CH, RA

Ticket/entry details: Due to unprecedented demand from Courtauld Students this event is now full and we are sorry to inform you that NO PLACES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Organised by: The Composite Order (Society, The Courtauld’s Student Union) (contact: jerome.hasler@courtauld.ac.uk)

It is an honour to welcome the celebrated painter, photographer and author David Hockney to The Courtauld. .... Most recently Hockney’s attention has turned to theories of optics and perspective in artistic production and technique throughout the history of painting. His seminal publication Secret Knowledge (Thames and Hudson, 2001) has......read more




research forum visiting professor lecture

Women's Time: Martin and Truitt in the Moment of Minimalism

Thursday, 3 February 2011

16.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

rear view of Agnes Martin in her studio facing a line drawing
Alexander Lieberman, Agnes Martin in her New York studio (detail), c. 1960

Speaker(s): Anne Wagner (Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator, Tate National; and Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of York )

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

For us moderns, time has changed. No longer does it feel like a river, or a piece of music setting the tempo of our dance. Instead it has become a quantity, an investment, which we save, borrow, waste and spend. Often we run out of it, though occasionally we have a little to spare. Only then, like our machines, do we.....read more



research forum visiting professor SEminar

More on Time and Sculpture

Friday, 4 February 2011

10.00 - 12.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Anne Wagner (Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator, Tate National; and Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of York)

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

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This seminar follows on from Anne Wagner's lecture, Women's Time: Martin and Truitt in the Moment of Minimalism, at The Courtauld on Thursday 3 February 2011, with a broader discussion of sculpture and time, particularly as seen through a range of critical writings by Michael Fried, Rosalind Krauss, and others....read more




16th annual medieval postgraduate student colloquium
The Medieval Copy

Saturday, 5 February 2011

10.00 - 17.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30)

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

Speaker(s): Sarah J. Biggs (The Courtauld Institute of Art / British Library); Michael Carter (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Benedetta Chiesi (University of Florence.....

Ticket/entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary

Organised by: Jessica Berenbeim and other Medieval postgraduate students

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.....read more




london seminar for early modern visual culture

The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Early Modern Caribbean

Monday, 7 February 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 6, Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG (entrance at back of 20 Gordon Square)

Speaker(s): Miles Ogborn (School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London)

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 Research Forum and University College London.



spring 2011 Friends lecture series

Global Conceptualism

Art as An Installation Some History and Some Theory

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Front Hall

photo of Joseph Kosuth with arms crossed and wearing a hat
Joseph kosuth. Photo: Luci Lux

Speaker(s): Joseph Kosuth (artist and Professor at IUAV - Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice, Italy)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. N.B. Limited seats; first-come-first-served.

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson and Professor Boris Groys

This lecture is an historical and theoretical overview of installations as a specific and singularly postmodern practice of art, utilizing Joseph Kosuth's own recent permanent and temporary installations as.....read more



research forum visiting conservator lecture

Organic Materials in Wall Paintings: Their History and Identification

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Francesca Pique (Consultant for the Getty Conservation Institute and Researcher at SUPSI, Lugano)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sharon Cather

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has just completed a 7-year study of the elusive organic materials used liberally by wall painters throughout history: binding media, organic colorants, and original varnishes. Challenges in their identification has meant.....read more



Shows Of London

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group: On Clouds

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

17.30 – 18.30, Research Forum South Room

Cloud Chamber
Cloud Chamber



Ticket/entry details: Open to academic staff and students of The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and other institutions

Organised by: Prof. Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Prof. Clare Pettitt and Prof. Josephine McDonagh (King's College London)

This is an interdepartmental/intercollegiate group studying Victorian Culture that meets regularly to discuss texts on street culture, representation, the Metropolis...read more



Caroline villers research fellowship

Technical Art Prehistory: Uncovering Technological Traditions and Social Choices in Palaeolithic Art Production

Thursday, 10 February 2011

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Dr Rebecca Farbstein (Visiting Fellow, The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge; and Caroline Villers Research Fellow 2009-10, The Courtauld))

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Aviva Burnstock

The field of “technical art history” studies technological aspects of art production in relatively modern art made in the last several thousand years. This lecture presents the results of technological analysis of much older art, dating to the late Palaeolithic, c. 14,000—11,000 years before present. Focusing on technological choices, rather than the.....read more



research forum visiting conservator seminar

St Vitus Cathedral, Prague: Conservation of the 14th-century Last Judgement Mosaic

Friday, 11 February 2011

15.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Francesca Piqué (Consultant for the Getty Conservation Institute and Researcher at SUPSI, Lugano)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sharon Cather

For most of its existence, the brilliant colours of the Last Judgement have been invisible, covered by corrosion formed after each past cleaning. Despite repeated restoration—the first as early as the 15th century—the problem persisted.  In 1992, the Getty Conservation Institute and the Office of the President of the Czech Republic initiated.....read more




2011 london seminar in roman art

Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi: Finding Voices for a ‘Silent Majority’

Monday, 14 February 2011

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex, 2 Gower Street, London WC1, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Janet Huskinson (Open University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Inside or Out? The German Modernist Woodblock and its Print

Monday, 14 February 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 1

Speaker(s): Niccola Shearman (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson


a Conversation between stephen willats and hans ulrich obrist


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

17.30 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Stephen Willats, Meta Filter, 1973-1975 Stephen Willats, Meta Filter, 1973-1975 Speaker(s): Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stephen Willats

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) in collaboration with Antony Hudek (Occasional Papers)

In 1973, Gallery House Press, London, published Stephen Willats' essay The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour. Drawing upon developments in cybernetics... read more




the courtauld institute of art and universita degli studi 'Federico II', naples: london/naples Roving seminar 2011

Showcasing New Research from Naples and London

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 February 2011

09.30 - 12.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): include Dr Stefano d’Ovidio (Naples), Dr Bianca de Divitiis (Naples), Dr Alessandra Rullo (Naples), Dr Jim Harris (The Courtauld), Edward Payne (The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: The Courtauld Institute of Art and Università degli Studi ‘Federico II’, Naples (contact jim.harris@courtauld.ac.uk)

For the past three years The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Università degli Studi ‘Federico II’, Naples, have held an annual ‘roving seminar’, exploring Naples in a series of visits led by Professors Francesco Caglioti, Francesco Aceto, Tomaso Montanari, Rosanna de Gennaro and Paola d'Alconzo and a team of postdoctoral scholars and doctoral.... read more




london seminar for early modern visual culture

Engraving and Printing, Visibly on Matter and Invisibly on Hearts and Souls

Monday, 21 February 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 6, Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG (entrance at back of 20 Gordon Square)

Speaker(s): Judi Loach (Director of Graduate School of Humanities, Cardiff 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)

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




spring 2011 Friends lecture series

Global Conceptualism

How Do We Work? / Collective Production as an Aesthetic Gesture in some Yugoslav Conceptual Art Groups

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

conceptual diagram of OHO group, where eye is OKO and ear  is UHO, together they become OHO
OHO, We are the group OHO, 11 A4 typed texts on paper with photographs, 1970 (detail), Moderna galerija Ljubljana

Speaker(s): Zdenka Badovinac (Director, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson and Professor Boris Groys

In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s there were many neo-avant-garde artists in Yugoslavia who worked in groups both because they shared similar aesthetic concepts and because group work provided better .....read more




research seminar: medieval work in progress

The Albani Psalter: One Man’s Spiritual Journey

Wednesday 23 February 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Patricia Stirnemann (Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Paris)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden (john.lowden@courtauld.ac.uk)



bergson and his postmodern and immanent legacies

Friday 25 February, 14.00 - 19.00 (with registration from 13.30)

Saturday, 26 February, 09.30 - 18.30 (with registration from 09.00)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre and Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld

Bergson Paris 'On écoute aux fenetres le cours de M. Bergson, Excelsior, 14 February 1914' ©. Mark Anliff, Inventing Bergson, Princeton, 1993

Speaker(s): Eric Alliez (Kingston University, London); Stella Baraklianou (University of Portsmouth); Howard Caygill (Kingston University, London); Felicity Coleman (Manchester Metropolitan University); Todd Cronan (Emory University); David Cunningham .....

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 concessions and Courtauld staff and students), includes coffee, tea and reception. Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld.....

Organised by: Dr Charlotte de Mille (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Prof. John Mullarkey (Kingston University) in association with The London Graduate School

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.....read more




2011 london seminar in roman art

The Statue of Hadrian from Cyrene

Monday, 28 February 2011

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex, 2 Gower Street, London WC1, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Thorsten Opper (The British Museum)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Surface Tensions: Designing Femininity in 1950s America

Monday, 28 February 2011 POSTPONED (date to be advised)

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr. Rebecca Arnold (Oak Foundation Lecturer in History of Dress and Textiles, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



annual Riha lecture

Ending David: Painting towards Death in Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Graces (1824)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Dr Satish Padiyar (Lecturer in 19th Century Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Jacques-Louis David’s Mars Disarmed is a particularly rich staging of the dilemma of an ending, but has only come to be recognized as such through the modern cultural notion of ‘late style’.  In recent years there has been renewed critical engagement with the problem of ‘late style’, and questions about endings continue to be raised in scholarly.....read more




performing art history

Art History and Internet

Thursday, 3 March 2011

18.00 - 20.00, Research Forum South Room

Art History and Internet Speaker(s): Charlotte Frost (Writtle School of Design, University of Essex); Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Daisy Jones (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Thomas Overton (King’s College London and British Library); Marquard Smith (University of Westminster)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jack Hartnell with Dr Katie Scott


In the last 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 the internet ...read more



the courtauld collections

Conservation and Art Historical Analysis: Works from The Courtauld Gallery

Friday, 4 March 2011

12.30 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Research Forum Research Associates Anna Cooper, Harriet Pearson, Roxanne Sperber and Alexandra Thom

Ticket/entry details: The Courtauld Institute of Art's research active staff and postgraduate students. RSVP by 12noon, Wednesday 2 March to Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you plan to attend

Organised by: Dr Aviva Burnstock, Dr Caroline Campbell and Professor Caroline Arscott

This is the first of two presentations by this year's Research Associates appointed to the Courtauld Collections project.  Two Research Associates, studying art history, with two more from the Conservation & Technology Department (easels) will present the results of their research, on two paintings from The Courtauld Gallery - a fourteenth- century Florentine panel painting and a sixteenth-century painting of “Job and his Comforters” -  which are undergoing conservation.



Modernities in south asian art

Reflections around Indian Modernism

Friday, 4 March 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Grant Watson (Senior Curator, Iniva)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Emilia Terracciano

Two opposing paradigms, the eurocentric and the planetary, characterise the question of modernity. The seminar group 'Modernities in South Asia' will discuss issues around modernity and modernism in the context of South Asian art and architecture. The forum will give academics, researchers and curators working in this field the.....read more




Research seminar: renaissance

Surface and Substance: Locating Meaning in Donatello's Polychromed Sculpture


Monday 7 March 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker: Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Susie Nash


Donatello 'Entombment' detail

Cross section of polychromy from Donatello 'Entombment'

Above: detail from Donatello, Entombment, 1449, pietra di Nanto, polychromy; Padua, Santo, High Altar

Below: Detail of polychromy sample from Donatello, Entombment



spring 2011 Friends lecture series

Global Conceptualism

One and Three Ideas: Conceptualism Before, During and After Conceptual Art

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

heading of Art and Language front cover
Art & Language (Terry Smith), Art & Language Australia, 1975 (detail)



Speaker(s): Terry Smith (Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson and Professor Boris Groys

It is a nice paradox that the term “conceptualism” came into art world existence after the advent of Conceptual Art –– most prominently and programmatically in the exhibition Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin.....read more



Shows Of London

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group: On Rocks

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

17.30 – 18.30, Research Forum South Room

Illustrated London News Illustrated London News Ticket/entry details: Open to academic staff and students of The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and other institutions

Organised by: Prof. Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Prof. Clare Pettitt and Prof. Josephine McDonagh (King's College London)

This is an interdepartmental/intercollegiate group studying Victorian Culture that meets regularly to discuss texts on street culture, representation, the Metropolis...read more





the 2011 courtauld institute of art postgraduate symposium

Showcasing Research

Thursday 10 March, 13.15 - 17.40

Friday, 11 March, 11.30 - 18.20

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Le Penseur, A. RodinAuguste Rodin, Le Penseur, on the grave of Rodin, bronze, 19th century, Musée Rodin, Ile-de-France, France © The Courtauld Institute of Art.Speaker(s): Deborah Babbage, Clare Backhouse, Ana Balona de Sa’Oliveira, Meredtith Brown, Michael Carter, Samuel Elmer, Chris Gardner, Emily Gray, Ashley Robertson Givens, Brandon Kline, Elizabeth McDougall, Joanna Milk Mac Farland,.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Research Forum Postgraduate Advisory Group and PhD students

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.....read more






2011 london seminar in roman art

Hellenistic, Roman and Contemporary Sculpture in Late Antique Ephesos: The Case of the Upper Agora and the Theatre

Monday, 14 March 2011

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex, 2 Gower Street, London WC1, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Maria Aurenhammer (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Vienna)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Adolphe Yvon’s Capture of the Tour de Malakoff – The Crimean War at the Salon of 1857

Monday, 14 March 2011

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Julia Bischoff (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

Unavailable Knowledge: Eve in the Wax Anatomical Cabinet

Monday, 14 March 2011

18.00, Seminar Room 6, Department of Art History, University College London, 20-21 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG (entrance at back of 20 Gordon Square)

Speaker(s): Rose Marie San Juan (History of Art, University College London)

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 Research Forum and University College London.



aah 2011 conference preview

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

10.00 - 12.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Courtauld graduate student Edward Payne

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Jim Harris

For the past several years the Research Forum has awarded travel scholarships to Courtauld Institute of Art postgraduate students giving research papers at the Association of Art Historians Conference. This year’s scholarship is awarded to Edward Payne for the 37th AAH Annual Conference, which takes place at the University of Warwick, 31 March - 2 April 2011.



icma at the courtauld lecture series 2010-11
The Bohuns and their Books: Illuminated Manuscripts for Aristocrats in Fourteenth-Century England

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

illuminated script - text and images of people - in red, gold, brown and blue
Lichtenthal Psalter, Baden-Baden, Lichtenthal Abbey Archiv MS 2, Psalm 119, fol. 124v

Speaker(s): Lucy Freeman Sandler (Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of Art History Emerita, New York University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Joanna Cannon

This lecture is presented by The Courtauld Institute of Art in association with the International Center of Medieval Art, New York, and with the support of The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum. The International Center of Medieval Art promotes the study of the visual arts of .....read more




material life of things: lecture

What is a Fragment? Forms of the Material, the Cultural, & the Interdisciplinary

Thursday, 17 March 2011

18.30 - 20.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

view through a fence of a bit of a building site
Ground Zero, July 2009



Speaker(s): Dr Dan Hicks FSA (University of Oxford); Respondent: Daniel Miller (Professor of Material Culture, Department of Anthropology, University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Francesco Lucchini

This paper reflects upon the status of the idea of 'the fragment' in contemporary interdisciplinary material culture studies. In doing so, it uses anthropological thinking, to interrogate how we comprehend the forms.....read more

 



material life of things: symposium

Materiality and Life Metaphors: Three Dialogues

Friday, 18 March 2011

15.00 - 18.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Tarnya Cooper (National Portrait Gallery); Hanna Barbara Hölling (University of Amsterdam); Pip Laurenson (Tate); Angela Matyssek (Philipps-Universität Marburg); Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Hannah Williams (St John's College Oxford)

Ticket/entry details: All welcome but numbers are limited. Advance booking by Tuesday 15 March is essential for catering purposes. Contact: ResearchForumEvents@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Drs. Francesco Lucchini and Kate Gerry

Bringing together the work of art historians, conservators, and curators, the papers presented in this symposium will explore the relationships between what we call ‘art’ and the material substances by which it is transmitted. In a series of papers presented in conversation with each other, the speakers will discuss issues of.....read more



expanded conceptualism


Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2011

Friday 18 March, 18.30 - 20.00, East Room, Level 7

Saturday 19 March, 10.30- 18.00, Starr Auditorium
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG (note venue)

Speaker(s): include Boris Groys (Research Forum / Andrew W Mellon Foundation MA Visiting Professor at The Courtauld; and Professor of Slavic and Russian Studies at NYU)

Ticket/entry details: £25 (£18 concessions), booking recommended, via Tate online or call 020 7887 8888

Organised by: Tate Modern in collaboration with the Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Tate Modern presents a major symposium dedicated to a radical rethinking and expanding of the normative paradigms of Conceptual art, one of the most influential tendencies of the last 40 years. Examining Conceptual art from a variety of geographical, historical and theoretical viewpoints, noted scholars and artists contribute to.....read more




Research seminar: history of photography

Long-tailed-crowd-sourced-socially-enterprising-game-playing-platform-sensitive-open-sourced-world

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Charlotte Cotton (National Media Museum)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Alexandra Moschovi , Julian Stallabrass and Benedict Burbridge

Charlotte Cotton is the creative director of the Media Space - a partnership between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum that will open in London in 2012.

The History of Photography research seminar series aims to be a discursive.....read more




2011 london seminar in roman art

Recutting Roman Portraits: Problems in Interpretation and Using New Technology in Finding Possible Solutions

Monday, 28 March 2011

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex, 2 Gower Street, London WC1, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): John Pollini (University of Southern California)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Amanda Claridge (A.Claridge@rhul.ac.uk) and Will Wootton (Will.Wootton@kcl.ac.uk)

Supported by the Institute of Classical Studies, Royal Holloway University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum



rex butler and ian mclean double lecture I
The Artworld and World Art: Terry Smith's 'Provincialism Problem' Revisited

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room


two men wearing hats sit at a table playing cards
Colin McCahon, Victory over Death 2 (detail), 1970. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Speaker(s): Professor Ian McLean (University of Western Australia)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Anthony Gardner (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Terry Smith's essay 'The provincialism problem', published in 1974 in Artforum, was the first shot fired from the periphery at the centre and specifically at what Arthur Danto had ten years earlier dubbed the 'Artworld'......read more



rex butler and ian mclean double lecture II
Colin McCahon’s Afterlife

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

14.00 - 16.00, Research Forum South Room


two men wearing hats sit at a table playing cards
Colin McCahon, Victory over Death 2 (detail), 1970. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Speaker(s): Associate Professor Rex Butler (University of Queensland)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Anthony Gardner (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Thomas Crow once wrote in Artforum that the work of New Zealand painter Colin McCahon was at least the equal of Barnett Newman’s and Mark Rothko’s. But what would it be like living in faraway and provincial .....read more


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