Research seminar: EARLY Modern

"Like a great circus tent": Folk Art, Art History and the Museum

Monday, 1 October 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Martin Myrone

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Katie Scott (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)



From Paper Architecture to Research Architecture - Institutionalising the Impossible?

Panel discussion co-organised with Calvert 22


Friday, 5 October 2012
18:00 – 20:00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Brodsky, sketchAlexander Brodsky, Sketch (detail) © Courtesy of the artistSpeaker(s): Yuri Avvakumov (Utopia Foundation, Moscow), Alexander Brodsky (Moscow), and Ines Weizman (Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, London.....
Ticket/entry details: £5/£3 (students) – Payment (cash) on arrival at the door. No advance booking required.
Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Lina Dzuverovic (Calvert 22)

To coincide with Calvert 22’s solo exhibition of new work by leading Russian artist and architect Alexander Brodsky, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Calvert 22 host..... read more



frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

Landscape & Language: from Conceptualism to Ecoaesthetics

Monday, 8 October 2012

12.00 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

the word NATURE as a large sculpture in a suburban street
NATURE, intervention and photo by Sean Martindale, 2009 (image courtesy the artist)

Speaker(s): Professor Mark Cheetham (University of Toronto)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

"A word is worth 1,000th of an image." Iain Baxter&



Professor Mark Cheetham’s seminar will examine important recent imbrications of the textual and visual in the genre of Western landscape by focusing on conceptual art's double relationships with language and landscape in the practices of the group Art & Language. He will also discuss the ecological, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

After Hans Haacke: Tue Greenfort and the Problem of an Eco-Institutional Critique

Monday, 8 October 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Luke Skrebowski (University of Cambridge)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch




frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

Re-Inventing Landscape Traditions for the Present

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

wide expanse of snow-covered landscape with lone figure in the centre
Hunter on Sea-Ice, North West Greenland, 2012. Photo: Mariele Neudecker

Speaker(s): Professor Mark Cheetham (University of Toronto) and Mariele Neudecker (artist and senior lecturer, Bath Spa University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

The first lecture of the 2012 Frank Davis series is a conversation between art historian and curator Professor Mark Cheetham and the artist and lecturer Mariele Neudecker. Following presentations from each speaker about their engagement with traditions of landscape and the possibility of a contemporary sublime, they will.....read more




Sacred Traditions and the Arts

Seminar

Thursday 11 October, 2012
18.00 – 19.30, Research Forum South Room

Ben Nicholson, Prothmear BeachBen Nicholson, Pothmeor Beach, 1928Speaker(s): Dr Michaela Giebelhausen (University of Essex); Professor Frances Spalding CBE (Newcastle University)
Ticket/entry details:
Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Ben Quash (King’s College London) and Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


The seminar on Sacred Traditions and the Arts is a joint venture between the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s and The Courtauld. It seeks to place researchers in dialogue who are working on ...... read more



Before Banksy: Ernest PIGNON-ERNEST

Friday, 12 October 2012

12.30 – 14.00, Research Forum South Room

drawing of man dragging another dead one through a doorway, image pasted on street wall
Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Épidémies (Epidemics) (detail), 1990. Courtesy of the  artist.


Speaker(s): Ernest Pignon-Ernest (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jacopo Galimberti with Prof Sarah Wilson

Ernest Pignon-Ernest (b. 1942, Nice) lives and works in Paris. Since the mid-1960s – through May '68 and after – he has pasted provocative images onto walls and in urban spaces: “...I try to understand whatever is visible – what happens: space, light, colours...but at the same time I attempt to perceive the invisible or no longer visible: history, hidden memories and symbolic dimensions… I interpose a fictional element, an image, into a real place.....read more




contextualising contemporary Asian Art

Friday, 12 October 2012

18:00 - 19:30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Tan Boon Hui (Singapore Art Museum), Dr Wang Chunchen (Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing), Zehra Jumabhoy (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/ Entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Wenny Teo and Zehra Jumabhoy (both The Courtauld Institute of Art)

In recent years, contemporary Asian art has gained admittance to prestigious Western institutions, international biennials and art fairs on an unprecedented scale. While the heightened visibility of Asian art is regarded by many as a positive development, the papers presented in this symposium seek to put the wide variety of artistic practice from the Asian region into critical context by examining socio-historical.....read more



terra foundation for american art visiting professor

Eccentricity and Identity: Sexuality, Regionalism, and Legacy in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Art

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Christopher Reed (Professor of English and Visual Culture at Pennsylvania State University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This talk explores the complexity of Regionalist versions of American modernism, looking at the relation between centre and periphery, normativity and eccentricity, in the legacy connecting Marsden Hartley, Mark Tobey, and John Cage..... read more




Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision

Research Workshop


Friday, 19 October 2012

14.30 – 18.30, Research Forum South Room (with registration from 14.00)

Speaker(s): Caroline Campbell (The National Gallery/ The Courtauld Gallery); Karen Hearn (University College London); James Loxley (University of Edinburgh); David Taylor (The National Trust), Jeremy Wood.....

Ticket/entry details: £11 (free for Courtauld students but advance booking is required)

Organised by: Dr Caroline Campbell (National Gallery/ The Courtauld)

This research workshop is organised in association with The Courtauld Gallery’s autumn exhibition Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision (11 October 2012 – 13 January 2013). It will examine the remarkable but largely forgotten group of narrative paintings produced by Peter Lely (1618-80) before his appointment as Principal Painter to Charles II.  Many of.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

The Dialogic Principle in Mail Art

Monday, 22 October 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Malgorzata Misniakiewicz (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

Aspiring to the Condition of Music

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

12.00 – 14.00, Research Forum South Room

mother and daughter with string instrument
Frederic Leighton, The Music Lesson, 1877. Courtesy Guildhall Art Gallery.
Speaker(s): Tim Barringer (Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, Yale University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

Walter Pater's dictum of 1877 'all art constantly aspires to the condition of music' is regularly cited with regard to the Aesthetic Movement. Music is invoked as a metaphor for painting in which formal qualities outweigh or replace altogether narrative concerns. The imbrication of music into every aspect of Victorian Aestheticism was, however, far more complex than this would suggest. This seminar will examine the role of music in British culture of.....read more




frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

Broken Pastoral and the English Folk: Art and Music in Britain, 1880-1914

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

old farmer with a hoe and lad holding stick and jacket slung over shoulder
Sir George Clausen (1852-1944), The Boy and the Man (detail), 1908. © Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire, UK

Speaker(s): Tim Barringer (Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, Yale University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

This lecture examines the revived interest in folk culture in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain, exploring the relationships between ethnography, musicology and the study of historical arts and crafts. Professor Barringer contends that the aesthetic potency of visual and musical compositions drawing on folk sources lay in the widespread acknowledgement of the imminent disappearance of folk culture in the face of modernity and mechanized...read more




Caroline Villers Research FellowS DOUBLE Lecture I

What are we that you should care for us?’   Painting and Repainting Monuments of the English Reformation

Thursday, 25 October 2012

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Dr Jim Harris (Caroline Villers Research Fellow 2011-12, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

Memorial effigy of Sir James Deane
Memorial effigy of Sir James Deane (1608), St Olave Hart Street, London. Photo © Jim Harris, by permission of St Olave Hart Street

During his tenure as 2011-12 Caroline Villers Research Fellow, Jim Harris has investigated two groups of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century tomb monuments in London churches, at St Margaret’s Westminster and St Olave Hart Street.  By examining the evidence preserved in the paint layers of their polychrome surfaces, the project has sought to understand something of the fate of these remarkable sculptures over the past four centuries and the ways in which their changing appearance has reflected shifting attitudes to colour in church interiors and to the objects that comprise the English liturgical.....read more



Caroline Villers Research FellowS DOUBLE Lecture II

Drawing the Line: Straight Edges in Modern Abstract Art

Thursday, 25 October 2012

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Dr Pia Gottschaller (Caroline Villers Research Fellow 2012-13, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

image of hand removing tape from a painted board
Photo courtesy reedstudio, New York

The conscious limiting of modern abstract painters to the use of colour, surface texture and mostly geometric forms in their art making meant that each of these individual compositional elements received unprecedented amounts of attention, by both the creator and observer. With the introduction of pressure-sensitive tape in Europe and the US in the late 1930s, artists were suddenly able to paint perfectly straight lines and edges of forms. Some artists, however, preferred to continue to painstakingly.....read more





research forum visiting conservator Seminar

In Pursuit of Original Intention: the Context and Practice of Overpaint Removal in the Restoration of Medieval Polychrome Sculpture

Friday, 26 October 2012

12.00 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Michele Marincola (Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to The Courtauld Institute of Art's academic staff and postgraduate students. For catering purposes please RSVP by Monday 22 October 2012 to (Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk ) if you plan to attend.

Organised by: Professors Aviva Burnstock and Susie Nash

Medieval painted and gilded sculpture was frequently repainted, either as an act of devotion and care, or to reflect a change in taste or function. With the revival of interest in medieval art during the mid-19th century, restorers and collectors began removing these later layers in search of historically and aesthetically pleasing surfaces, with variable results. But it was after World War I, with the increasing role of art historians in restoration, that.....read more



Research seminar: EARLY Modern

From Amsterdam to London. Hans Sloane and the Dutch Culture of Collecting

Monday, 29 October 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Eric Jorink (Andrew W Mellon Foundation /Research Forum Mellon MA Visiting Professor, The Courtauld; and Researcher at the Huygens Institute for Netherlands History [Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences] in The Hague)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Katie Scott (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)



research forum visiting conservator lecture

Modes of Replication and the Loss of the Original: Processes of Art Making in Pre-Modern Europe

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Four Reliquary Busts of Female Saints
Four Reliquary Busts of Female Saints, South Netherlandish, early 16th C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.728); The Cloisters Collection, 1976 (1976.89); Bequest of Susan Vanderpoel Clark, 1967 (67.155.23); The Cloisters Collection, 1959 (59.70). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Speaker(s): Michele Marincola (Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professors Aviva Burnstock and Susie Nash

Walter Benjamin’s seminal essay, ‘The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility’ draws a distinction between the autonomous aesthetic experience generated by unique art objects of the pre-modern era, and the effect on the viewer of mechanically reproducible media of the twentieth century, especially photography and film. This lecture will seek to complicate his differentiation by looking closely at the processes of .....read more



Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

Old Women and Witches: Reflections on the Visual Roots of Long-Lived Prejudices

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, Professor of Art History (University of Duesseldorf)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



Art & Death
Workshop series

Thursday, 1 November 2012
10.00 – 12.30, Research Forum South Room

Tomb of John Fitzalan Tomb of John Fitzalan (Photo: Jessica Barker)


Speaker(s): Sara Frier (Graduate Centre of City University, New York); Jeehee Hong (Syracuse University, New York); Samuel Luterbacher (Independent); Kaia Magnusen.......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but due to limited space, advance booking is required......

Organised by: Jessica Barker and Ann Adams (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


This is the first of a series of three workshops which will explore the inter-relationship between art and death. These workshops have arisen from an informal .....read more




faculty seminar

PR and Photojournalism in War

Thursday, 1 November 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

US Army photographer at work, Iraq, 2010US Army photographer at work, Iraq, 2010Speaker(s): Dr Julian Stallabrass

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching and curatorial staff

RSVP by 29 October for catering purposes to Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

A discussion of the changing relationship between the military, the state and the media in wartime, with Vietnam and Iraq as the main cases. Both were wars ..... read more



Tracey Emin in Conversation with Richard Cork

Everyone I Have Ever Slept With

Thursday, 1 November 2012

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Tracey Emin Nick Morrish, British Aiways © courtesy of the artistSpeaker(s): Tracey Emin and Richard Cork

Ticket/entry details: SOLD OUT

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

There is nothing discreet or cosily reassuring about Tracey Emin’s work. In the notorious Sensation show, held at the Royal Academy in 1997, she encouraged visitors to crawl inside a tent embroidered with the names of ‘everyone I have ever slept with’. And two years later, she astonished everyone viewing the Turner Prize exhibition by inviting us into her bedroom. At the centre of the opening space, her double bed was displayed in a shamelessly..... read more



Russian Culture in Exile (1921 - 1953)

Conference

14.00 – 18.30, Friday 2 November (with registration from 13.30)
10.45 – 17.00, Saturday 3 November (with registration from 10.00)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

K. SunvissonIllustration by Karin Sunvisson © Courtesy of the artistSpeaker(s): Lesley Chamberlain, Pauline Fairclough, Anna Kaminskaya, Nicola Kozicharow, Andrei Tolstoy.....

Ticket/entry details: £26 (£16 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions).....  

Organised by: Natalia Murray (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Maria Kokkori (The Art Institute of Chicago)

Intended as a broad interdisciplinary project, this conference will be dedicated to the Russians who left after 1921, and who used to say: "We are not in exile, we are on a mission"; and those who stayed behind and, like Nikolay Punin, were condemned to internal exile and persecution.....read more







Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Bordering on the Supreme: Malevich 1913-1915

Monday, 5 November 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jordan Tobin (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



Cornelia Parker in Conversation with Richard Cork

The Eye of the Storm

Tuesay, 6 November 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Cornelia Parker, The Distance (a kiss with string attached) 2003Cornelia Parker, The Distance (a kiss with string attached) 2003
Speaker(s): Cornelia Parker and Richard Cork

Ticket/entry details: £7 (one price only) Book online now....
Courtauld staff/students (£2): tickets available to purchase from Student Union office .....

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Visitors to the 1997 Turner Prize exhibition were confronted by Cornelia Parker’s arresting installation. Deftly and poetically, she suspended in a vertical downpour the scorched fragments of a Texas baptist church struck by lightning. But many of her major works are the outcome of destruction initiated by the artist herself ..... read more





Research seminar:
renaissance

Men in Black. Signorelli, Raphael and Renaissance Cloak-Giving (with a discussion of the Signorelli and Raphael exhibitions of 2012)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Tom Henry (University of Kent from January 2013)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Susie Nash



Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies lecturE

The Princess and the Scroll

Thursday, 8 November 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Byzantine princess and St John ChrysostomByzantine princess and St John Chrysostom, 13th c; detail of an unpublished prayer scroll (private collection)Speaker(s): Professor Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Tim Greenwood (School of History University of St Andrews) and Dr Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Professor Leslie Brubaker will be giving the first public lecture on a hitherto unknown and unpublished thirteenth-century illustrated Byzantine prayer scroll.

Followed by the launch of Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys' new book: Four Byzantine Novels (Liverpool, 2012)..... read more


(Re) Orientations: China in the Western Artistic Imagination from the 1960s to the present day

Symposium

Friday, 9 November 2012

17.30 - 19.30, room tbc

John DuggerJohn Dugger in China, photographed by Peter Fisher in 1972. © England & Co.



Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art), John Dugger (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Wenny Teo with Professor Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This symposium explores the impact of Chinese art, culture and politics on the Western artistic and intellectual imagination, focusing on the 1960s and 1970s. Professor Sarah Wilson’s paper looks at the influence of Maoist China on French artists, filmmakers and writers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Gérard Fromanger and the Tel Quel group between 1966 and 1976; a period of radical political ..... read more



Research seminar: EARLY Modern

Fake Fur: the Animal Body Between Pleasure and Violence in the Work of Jan Fyt

Monday, 12 November 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Tom Balfe (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Katie Scott (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)


Small Colossal

Lecture and book launch

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Colossal book cover book coverSpeaker(s): Professor Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (University of California, Berkeley)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This lecture coincides with the publication of Colossal. Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal, in which Professor Grigsby looks at some of the largest man-made objects in history, the Pyramids, the Statue of Liberty, the Panama Canal, not from an engineering standpoint, but from an art historical perspective..... read more





Research seminar: history of photography

An Axis Between Old and New: Exhibiting Photography at the National Gallery

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr. Hope Kingsley (Co-Curator, Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present and Curator, Education and Collections, Wilson Centre for Photography)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Advance booking is not available

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass and Sara Knelman

Photography is an art form of modern times, but it also arises from artistic traditions that long predate its advent. The new National Gallery exhibition, Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, is a three-way project which argues that historical art was an engine for early photographic invention, and that both those precedents inspire today’s.....read more



Fourth Early Modern Symposium
Art and Its Afterlives

Saturday, 17 November 2012

09.30 - 17.45 , Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


Karen KnorrKaren Knorr, The Green Bedroom of Louis XVI. © courtesy Eric Franck Fine Art

Speaker(s): Anna Bortolozzi (National Museum, Stockholm); Sian Bowen (Northumbria University, Newcastle)......

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) Booking now open.....

Organised by: Laura Sanders and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

Art and Its Afterlives aims to address the ways in which the work of art continues to resonate after its creation. While much art history takes as its focus the initial facture of the work of art, this one-day symposium explores what happens to early modern art after the moment of its .....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Dance-speak: On Oral Interaction in Contemporary Dance

Monday, 19 November 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Julie Solovyeva (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

Orientalism and "Islamophilia"

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

tile with green and golden star
Léon Parvillée, Tile with a starred pattern, undated (ca. 1883), earthenware under a transparent green glaze, 20 x 20 x 1 cm, Paris, Conservatoire national des Arts et métiers, inv. 09962-0001

Speaker(s): Rémi Labrusse (Professor, Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

It will be suggested that Islamic artefacts were not only considered as objects of knowledge or fancy in 19th-century Europe, but that they also provided an aesthetic message fitted to contemporary European culture, particularly in the field of ornaments and decorative arts. An 'Orientalist' trend, haunted by the shadows of an imagined past, was opposed to what can be identified as a rationalist and decidedly progressive 'islamophilia', even if nothing.....read more



Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

The St Albans Psalter Under the Microscope

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Peter Kidd (Freelance researcher)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



The Works of Mercy in Italian Medieval Art (c.1050 – c.1400)

Book Launch

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

18.30, Student Café

F. Botana book Book cover (detail) Speaker(s): Federico Botana (University of Reading)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This is the first comprehensive study to be published on the Italian medieval representations of the Works of Mercy, the basic categories of almsgiving. Federico Botana has painstakingly studied frescoes, panel paintings, manuscript illuminations and sculptures of the Works of Mercy to show us how artists represented the care of the needy. He has also investigated how these images reflect the functions of confraternities and hospitals, as well as homiletic and theological literature. This book is .....read more





revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory
Conference

11.30 - 18.40, Friday 23 November (with registration from 11.00)
09.15 - 18.45, Saturday 24 November (with registration from 08.45)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Bauhaus fabric Sarah Campbell and Susan Collier, ‘Bauhaus’ furnishing fabric, 1972 (V&A)

Keynote speakers: Dr Glenn Adamson (V&A), Professor Deborah Cherry (University of Amsterdam), Professor John Harvey (Aberystwyth University).....

Ticket/entry details: £26 (£16 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions).....

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Revivalism in art and architecture is a fundamental though often overlooked aspect of modernity. From the nineteenth century to the present, styles, ideologies, techniques and approaches have been revived and re-framed. Revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory seeks to investigate the diverse dimensions of revivalism, exploring its meanings and impacts across cultures, periods and media. The extent to ......read more



Research seminar: EARLY Modern

Images in the Air: Telegraphic Vision in Post-Revolutionary France

Monday, 26 November 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Richard Taws (University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Katie Scott (katie.scott@courtauld.ac.uk)



frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

The Dead Object of Public Statuary: Sculptural Iconographies of Colonial and Postcolonial Calcutta

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

bronze statue of man on horse
Statue of the revolutionary nationalist leader, “Bagha Jatin” (Jatindranath Mukhopadhyay), bronze, c.1978, standing at the junction of the Victoria Memorial and Casuarina Avenue, Calcutta. Photo: Tapati Guha-Thakurta.

Speaker(s): Tapati Guha-Thakurta (Director and Professor in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

Despite their largeness and privileged locations, the genre of urban civic statuary are usually rendered the most ignored objects of public spectatorship, consigned to a liminal status of being neither ‘art’ nor ‘icon, of belonging to the realms of neither ‘high’ nor ‘popular’  culture. One of the central paradoxes that this lecture explores is the draining of life and affect from objects that are intended to embody personhood, whereby public statues.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Machine Aesthetics on Film

Monday, 3 December 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Tamara Trodd (The University of Edinburgh)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Klara Kemp-Welch



frank davis memorial lecture series

Histories in Transition

Ryoanji Garden as the Epitome of Zen Culture: The Process of Transnational Canon Formation

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Ryoanji Garden
Ryoanji Garden, Kyoto. Photo: Toshio Watanabe

Speaker(s): Toshio Watanabe (Professor, University of the Arts London; and  Director, Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN))

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine

The stone and sand garden of Ryoanji temple in Kyoto is now usually regarded as the greatest Zen monument, expressing the essence of Zen culture. However, this canonic status was argued only since about the 1930s and initially within a transnational modernist milieu.....read more



Research seminar: renaissance

Jan van Eyck's Inscriptions: Texts, Images and Materials

Wednesday, 5 December 2012
17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sue Jones (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Susie Nash


Art History and Sound
Workshop series: The Listening Art Historian

Seeing Listening

Thursday, 6 December 2012

10.00 - 12.00 , Research Forum South Room

Aby Warburg Illustration based on: Anon. Aby Warburg, 1912



Speaker(s): Samuel Adams (University of Southern California, USA), Veronica Carter (Queen's University Kingston, Canada), Alison Criddle (University of......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but due to limited space, advance booking is required......

Organised by: Irene Noy and Michaela Zöschg with Prof Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


Art historians constantly encounter traces of sound. These can take the form of notes in an illuminated manuscript, a textual echo of past noise and lost voices, or depictions of instruments, singers and dancers, captured on panel, canvas, paper, film or in wood, marble and......read more



Active Poetry: Polish Art in Public Space

Symposium

Thursday, 6 December 2012

13.30 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Ewelina Ciszewska & Monika KoniecznaEwelina Ciszewska & Monika Konieczna, "You shall not covet...", 6th SURVIVAL Art Review, Wroclaw 2008, (photo: Justyna Fedec).Speaker(s): Michal Bieniek (Royal College of Art); Joanna Erbel (University of Warsaw); Katarzyna Golen (Luhuu); Gavin Grindon (Kingston University); Karina Marusinska.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but due to limited space advance booking is required. Book online.....

Organised by: Malgorzata Misniakiewicz with Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The symposium is to coincide with the exhibition ‘Active Poetry: Introduction to Polish Art in Public Space’ that will take place at Shoreditch Town Hall in December 2012. The exhibition investigates the transition of artistic .....read more



‘How She Really Is’: God's Eyes and Stella Kramrisch

Lecture

Friday, 7 December 2012

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

A European Concoction - Made in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Mewar Region, India, Asia, c. 1760A European Concoction (Made in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Mewar Region, India, Asia, c. 1760. Artist/maker unknown, India. Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver-colored paint on paper, 22.7 x 38.6 cm. 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Alvin O. Bellak Collection, 2004, Philadeplhia Museum of Art.Speaker(s): Professor Michael Meister (W Norman Brown Professor in South Asian Studies, Department of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Advance booking not available.

Organised by: Deborah Sutton (University of Lancaster), Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Sarah Turner (University of York).

Stella Kramrisch's long productive life linked the art of India and the West from the 19th to 21st centuries. Through exhibitions, teaching, and scholarship she combined sharp perceptual analysis with a poetic evocation of context. Honored in her lifetime, today who she is and how we perceive her scholarship have become ..... read more



divine artefactS: Stella Kramrisch and art history in the twentieth Century

Symposium

10.45 – 18.30, Friday 7 December 2012 (with registration from 10.15)
10.00 – 12.30, Saturday 8 December 2012 (with registration from 09.30)
Research Forum South Room

Stella KramrischStella Kramrisch at Himalayan Art installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1978. © Archives of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Speaker(s): Daud Ali (University of Pennsylvania); Rituparna Basu (Bijoy Krishna Girls College, Howrah, India); Sria Chatterjee (Princeton University); Sylvia Houghteling.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but due to limited space advance booking is required. Book online.....

Organised by: Deborah Sutton (University of Lancaster), Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Sarah Turner (University of York).

This symposium will address the pivotal role of Stella Kramrisch’s writings on South Asian art in the twentieth century, and the international impact of her work in Europe, India and the United States, placing these within a wider global art historical context. Her scholarship.....read more



rIchard McDougall Lecture Autumn 2012

Breaking with Tradition: Experimental Watercolour Painting in Mid-nineteenth-century Britain

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

an angel sitting on top of a hill by the sea
Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), Dawn, 1871. Courtesy: Birmingham Museums

Speaker(s): Dr Colin Cruise (Research Lecturer, School of Art, Aberystwyth University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Ernst Vegelin/ Caroline Arscott

In the 1850s, the ‘pure watercolour’ that had emerged in England in the eighteenth century was challenged in a new handling of the medium. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his younger followers rejected the ‘pure’ wash technique advocated by the celebrated watercolourists.....read more






Future conferences



Beyond the Western Mediterranean: Trade and Exchange of Materials, Techniques and Artistic Production, 650–1500
Symposium

Call for Papers

3 September 2012

Symposium to take place Saturday 20 April 2013

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


The notion of a shared Mediterranean culture has become a central tenet in the study of medieval art history. Growing out of the Roman mare nostrum, the Mediterranean as a conduit of communication, dissemination, and transmission throughout the Middle Ages is shaping the scope of our discipline. Yet the investigation into the Mediterranean remains unbalanced, and while the northern and eastern edges of the basin .....read more




18th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium
Dialogues Between Life and Death

Call for Papers

1 December 2012

Colloquium to take place Saturday 2 February 2013

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Vision of the Virgin and Child Vision of the Virgin and Child © British Library Board (Harley 4431)This colloquium will address how communication and interactions between the living and the dead are depicted in art by focusing on the liminality, or the thresholds where these interactions take place. Papers should explore art objects or architectural structures that demonstrate the ways in which the living approached or experienced death and the afterlife, especially how such depictions reflected cross-cultural or geographical differences. For many in the Middle Ages, this issue would have involved .....read more






more to follow.....






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