buddhist Art forum


Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 April 2012
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art


Lighting butter lamps before the 16th-century wall paintings of Tamshing MonasteryLighting butter lamps before the 16th-century wall paintings of Tamshing Monastery, Bhutan . Photo: Research Project on the Wall Paintings of Bhutan (The Courtauld Institute and the Department of Culture of Bhutan) 2009.Ticket/entry details: This event is now fully booked.....

Organised by: David Park and Kuenga Wangmo (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


This Forum will be a major event of an exceptional kind, seeking to address the philosophical issues concerning Buddhism and art in a profound and holistic way. Drawing contributors from widely varied backgrounds from Asia and the rest of the world, the Forum will have four overarching themes dealing with Buddhist art: definition; creation and function; conservation; and its role in..... read more





Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Art Made of and With Audiences: Aspects of Participation

Monday, 16 April 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Kaija Kaitavuori (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson


research forum visiting conservator lecture

Merging and Emerging Images: Layer and Metamorphosis in Picasso’s Art

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

man with moustache wearing white shirt, black trousers and red tie
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Pedro Mañach (detail), 1901. Oil on canvas. 105.5 x 70.2cm. Chester Dale Collection. 1963.10.53 (TMS 46528). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Speaker(s): Ann Hoenigswald (Senior Conservator of Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

There are numerous examples of Pablo Picasso painting over existing compositions, but this was rarely done simply because the artist was disappointed with the image or unable to afford new canvas. In many instances Picasso incorporated elements of the earlier work into the subsequent one and allowed shapes, forms and ideas to reemerge in a new context. X-radiographs and infrared images, as well as clues on the surface of.....read more





Research seminar: history of photography

Karl Pawek's Post-fascist Family of Man: A Transformed World

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Wolf Strache Wolf Strache, Berlin Kurfurstendamm after an air raid, 1943Speaker(s): Dr Sarah Edith James (History of Art, University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass and Pei-Kuei Tsai

In 1964, the major photo-exhibition What is Man? opened in West Germany before going on to tour the world. It was organised by the Austrian photo-curator and editor Karl Pawek in homage to Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man, which, frequently criticised as American cold war propaganda, had begun its European tour in West Berlin in 1955. If Steichen’s show purported to reveal the constancy of human nature throughout the world.....read more



research forum visiting conservator seminar

New Painting/New Surfaces: Nineteenth-Century Matte Paints

Thursday, 19 April 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

group in a bar including man with in beige suit and black hat and woman in red coat, black feather boa and blue hat
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Alfred la Guigne, 1894. Oil on cardboard. 65.6 x 50.4cm. Chester Dale Collection. 1963.10.220 (TMS 46695). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
.Speaker(s): Ann Hoenigswald (Senior Conservator of Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

The attention given to matte surfaces on nineteenth century paintings revealed artists’ interest in modernity and although the decision to varnish or not played a role in producing such an effect, the selection and the manipulation of the paint media was equally as significant. Peinture à l’essence used by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec or peinture à la colle or distemper used by Edouard Vuillard are just two examples of paint which produced.....read more




the healing presence of art


Friday, 20 April 2012

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

The Madonna della Misericordia hold her arms open to embrace those in need
Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia, detail of Misericordia Polyptych, 1445–61, Pinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro

Speaker(s): Richard Cork (art critic, historian, broadcaster, exhibition curator, and former Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University and Senior Fellow at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Deborah Swallow

Richard Cork gives an illustrated talk about his new book, a richly illustrated history of western art in hospitals.

Between birth and death, many of life's most critical moments occur in hospital, and they deserve to take place in surroundings that match their significance.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Whislter Dispelled?

Monday, 23 April 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): James Day (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



Corpus of romanesque sculpture in britain and ireland annual lecture 2012

The Mason and the Metalworker:  Imitation and Status in the Romanesque World

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

twelfth-century Romanesque cross
Twelfth-century cross (detail) at Dysert O'Dea in County Clare (Ireland). Photo: Roger Stalley

Speaker(s): Professor Roger Stalley (Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, Trinity College Dublin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Karen Impey and Jill Franklin

It is well known that Romanesque stone carving occasionally imitates metalwork, though the precise relationship between the two arts has proved difficult to define. In some cases imitation may reflect the initiative of local masons or even the intervention of professional goldsmiths, as some scholars have argued.  There were clearly many occasions when a desire to.....read more



Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

Architectural Patronage and the Infantazgo: The Prerogatives and Limitations of a Spanish Medieval Inheritance

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Therese Martin (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



leonardo da vinci society annual lecture 2012

New Evidence of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper as a Humanist Contribution

Friday, 27 April 2012

18.00 – 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Da Vinci's The Last Supper annotated with white lines and numbers
Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1496-98, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, with superimposed white lines and numbers. Courtesy Matthew Landrus
Speaker(s): Dr Matthew Landrus (Rhode Island School of Design and University of Oxford)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof Francis Ames-Lewis (Birkbeck)

Following an extensive period of research on the recently restored Last Supper, there is new evidence of Leonardo’s intentions for it as a Humanist contribution to the Sforza Court. Detailed assessments of the painting’s preparatory marks, measurements, designs, and.....read more



first annual postgraduate renaissance symposium

Beyond the Frame: Portraits and Personal Experience in Renaissance Europe,
c.1400 – 1650


Saturday 28 April 2012
9.30 - 17.45 (registration from 09.00)

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Saint Catherine Saint Catherine of Bologna with three donors, Master of the Baroncelli (c. 1470-1480) © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Speakers and chairs: Irene Brook (independent scholar); Mary Camp (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Emmanuelle Capron (Christie's)......
Ticket/entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary
Organised by: Emily Gray and Harriette Peel (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

In Renaissance art historical scholarship, the category of the portrait has provided a key framework for thinking about and discussing representations of the individual, an emphasis that has been echoed in a range of recent exhibitions celebrating Renaissance ‘faces’. The inaugural Renaissance postgraduate symposium invites new scholars to explore the limits of this .....read more



london roman art seminar 2012

The Casa del Menandro in Pompeii: Rhetoric and Roman Wall-painting

Monday, 30 April 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Katharina Lorenz (Nottingham 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



Moscow as a Space in Transition

Panel discussion


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

14.00 -16.00 , Research Forum South Room

Ivan LeonidovIvan Leonidov, Competition drawing for the People’s Commissariat for Heavy Industry, Red Square, Moscow, 1934. Fragment of the elevation. Ink, gouache, whitewash, and watercolor on paper. Speaker(s): Professor Jean-Louis Cohen (The Institute of Fine Arts, New York) and Maria Fedorchenko (Architectural Association, London)

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

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This panel discussion will consider Moscow as a space in transition during the first half of the twentieth century (1905-1935) and the post-Soviet period (1989 and after). By focussing on the subject of urban planning and architecture of the city during the periods of social and political change, the panel will address the topics of the early skyscraper projects, patterns of urban Americanizm.....read more




Richard McDougall Workshop SUMMER 2012

Visions of Wales: Watercolours by English Artists, c. 1775-1850

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

16.00 - 18.00, IMAF Centre for the Study of Drawings, The Courtauld Institute of Art

castle and other buildings next to bridge over river
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Chepstow Castle (recto), circa 1793. Acquisition: Courtauld, Stephen, Sir (in memory of); gift; 1974 D.1974.STC.1. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Sloan (Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, places are free but due to limited space advance booking is required. Please contact researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk by Friday 27 April 2012

Organised by: Prof Caroline Arscott and Dr Rachel Sloan

One of the essential stops on an English watercolourist’s itinerary from the later eighteenth century, Wales provided a rich source of inspiration to generations of artists. First ‘discovered’ by antiquarians earlier in the century, the natural beauty and historical importance of its landscapes and architecture exerted a powerful attraction.....read more





american art and the mass media

Conference

Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 May 2012

Timings to be advised

Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France

cowboy with a movie camera in a prairie
Arthur Rothstein, Cowboy with amateur movie camera, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana, 1939. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection [LC-USF33-003217-M1 DLC (b&w film nitrate neg.)].

Speaker(s): James Boaden, Jean-Loup Bourget, Annie Claustres, Christian Delage, Molly Donovan, Ursula Frohne, André Gunthert, Ségolène Le Men, Michael Lobel, Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Richard Meyer, Stephanie Schwartz.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellows Dr Jason E. Hill (INHA) and Dr Elisa Schaar (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This two-day international symposium considers the dynamic interplay of the fine arts and the technologies and structures of the mass media across the long narrative of American art history. Taking as an occasion the Warhol: Headlines travelling exhibition that premiered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in the.....read more



terra foundation for american art visiting professor

Figure/Ground and the Embattled Self: Jackson Pollock's Late Work

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

abstract painting with hints of bodies and a face - black line on beige and grey, ochre, sienna
Jackson Pollock, Portrait and a Dream, 1953. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr and Mrs Algur H Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Inc. Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

Speaker(s): Angela Miller (Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This lecture will consider Jackson Pollock’s late works, from 1951 forward, in relation to the return of figural elements and to his move away from the poured paintings that established his fame. Angela Miller will situate this late work within a cultural and aesthetic field animated.....read more



Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

True or Miraculous? Constantinopolitan Relics of the Holy Blood in Venice

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Karin Krause (Kunsthistorisches Seminar der Universität Basel)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



terra foundation for american art visiting professor

Gerald Murphy, Americanisme, and the Metonymic Mode

Thursday, 10 May 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Angela Miller (Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University; and Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, The Courtauld)

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

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This seminar will look at two distinct modalities within early 20th century American modernism, from the period from 1915 to 1935. For the purposes of comparison, we will begin with the “native” modernists around the figure of Alfred Stieglitz, committed to expressionist forms of organic abstraction, and then turn to the transatlantic figure of Gerald Murphy, whose self-referential and ironizing gestures point toward a deflation.....read more



caroline villers research fellow lecture

Diversity, Variability, and Shared Culture: Material and Technological Choices of Non-Traditional Buddhist Temple Painters of Colonial Ceylon (AD 1750-1900)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

British coat of arms with Queen Victoria at centre and red green and gold deities
Polychrome and painted decoration of makara arch and guardian deities surrounding the doorway to the inner shrine room of Kataluva Purvarama Viharaya (late-19th century) (Photo: Vajira Jayathilleke)

Speaker(s): Professor B.D. Nandadeva (Caroline Villers Research Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

Cross-sections prepared from paint samples obtained from eighteen Buddhist temples located in the southern and western maritime provinces of the lowland area of Sri Lanka dated to the period between AD 1750 and 1900 when the region remained under the Dutch and the British colonial rule were examined. The objective of the study was to examine the hypothesis that the painters, who did not belong to the traditional painters’ caste....read more



Moving in Three Dimensions

Conference on Sculpture and Change

 

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May 2012
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

David in bronze with hat; George in marble behind
Donatello, David and St George, bronze and marble, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; ex. Palazzo Medici, Palazzo della Signoria and Orsanmichele, Florence. Photo: Jim Harris

Speaker(s): Professor Bernard Frischer (Director of the Digital Sculpture Project, University of Virginia), Dr Henrik Holm (Curator of The Royal Cast Collection, Copenhagen), Dr Peter Dent (University of Bristol), Dr Ute Dercks (Kunsthistorisches Institute, Florence, Max-Planck-Institut)...

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 external students and free for Courtauld staff/students) Book online....

Organised by: Dr Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


The concluding conference of the Research Forum project Three Approaches to Three Dimensions brings together scholars from Europe, the US and the UK to explore current issues in the study of sculpture. In three sessions, each divided into thematically related groups of papers, the conference will address questions .....read more



london roman art seminar 2012

Focussing on Roman Objects: Photographing the Art and Artefacts of Dura-Europos

Monday, 14 May 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck, 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

‘About Losing and Being Lost’: Encountering Ulrike Meinhof in Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977

Monday, 14 May 2012 - POSTPONED - alternative date will be advertised soon

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Henrietta (Hen) Stanford (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



terra foundation for american art postdoctoral fellow

America America: Sturtevant’s Repetitions, Pop, and the Rise of American Postwar Art

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Robert Rauschenberg and Elaine Sturtevant pose as Adam and Eve
Sturtevant, Duchamp Relache (detail), 1967. Black and white photograph. Copyright the artist, courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Dr Elisa Schaar (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Sturtevant’s recent award of a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement marks the pinnacle of her belated critical recognition. This comes almost fifty years after Robert Rauschenberg won the Grand Prize at the Venice Biennale (the first American to do so) and ironically posed with Sturtevant as Adam and Eve, primal figures of a new American art scene several times removed.....read more



Research seminar: renaissance

The Artistic Context of Leonardo's Anatomical Work

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Martin Clayton (Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Royal Library, Windsor)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Georgia Clarke



performing Art History II:

conveying research, communicating collaboration

Conference

Friday, 18 May 2012

12.00 - 18.00 (with registration from 11.30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Screen-capture of YouTube video, created for Hold Your Horses by L’OgreScreen-capture of YouTube video, created for Hold Your Horses by L’Ogre


Speaker(s): Cristiano Agostino (University of Edinburgh); Elena Crippa (Tate); Lázló Gárdonyi (ELTE, Budapest); Jim Harris (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Frank A. Jeste....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free adminssion: Please note that online booking is now closed for this event but additional tickets will be available on the day.

Organised by: Jack Hartnell with Dr Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Building on a second year of workshops and seminars, the Performing Art History Group present a second conference exploring the clarity, diversity, and freedom that can come from presenting art historical research directly to an audience .....read more



london roman art seminar 2012

New Evidence of Polychromy in Hellenistic Sculpture at Delos and Elsewhere

Monday, 21 May 2012

17.30, Royal Holloway London Annex (11 Bedford Square / 2 Gower Street with entrance on Montague Place), London WC1E 6DP, Seminar Room G3

Speaker(s): Brigitte Bourgeois (Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France)

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

Searching for the Self: Arthur Hughes's Illustrations for George MacDonald's Phantastes

Monday, 21 May 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Carey Gibbons (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



Research seminar: Contemporaneity in south asian art

Patterns of Dissent in Contemporary South Asian Art

Zarina Bhimji: The Politics of Poetry

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

BhimjiZarina Bhimji, Yellow Patch 2011 (detail) © Courtesy the artist and DACS, London

Speaker(s): Zarina Bhimji (artist, London), Achim Borchardt-Hume (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London), Manick Govinda (Head of Artists' Advisory Services and Artists' Producer at Artsadmin, UK)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Emilia Terracciano and Zehra Jumabhoy with Professor Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Panel Discussion follows close on the heels of British artist Zarina Bhimji’s first mid-career retrospective; presented at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, from 9 January to 9 March 2012, and curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume. Tracing 25 years of Bhimji’s work .....read more



Research seminar: Medieval work-in-progress

The Arca Santa Reliquary and Kingship at the End of the Eleventh Century

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Rose Walker (Visiting Lecturer, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor John Lowden



faculty seminar

The Delvaux Mystery

Thursday, 24 May 2012

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

DelvauxPaul Delvaux, The Greeting (1938)Speaker(s): Dr Gavin Parkinson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching staff. RSVP by 21 May for catering purposes to Researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Meant to signal in its parodic title both the causal, deductive conventions of academic art history and those of the detective story (which are dismantled by the novels I will be discussing) Gavin Parkinson's paper will look ....read more



probing the interior 1800-2012

Conference


Friday 25 May 2012
09.30 – 18.00 (with registration from 09.00)
This conference is to be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in the morning and King's College London in the afternoon


Beccy RidsdelArt/Craft © Beccy Ridsdel



speaker(s): Parveen Adams (Fellow of the London Consortium); Ellery Foutch (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Ignacio Gonzalez Galan (Princeton .....
Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld and King's College London staff and....) Book online.....
Organised by: Lucetta Johnson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Keren Hammerschlag (King’s College London)

Bodily, psychic and spatial interiors can be mapped, traversed and violated in multiple ways. This one-day conference will interrogate and re-evaluate the contested terrain of the interior.....read more



arp: A Critical Survey


Tuesday 29 May 2012

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

two of Arp's biomorphic bronze sculptures on front cover of book

Speaker(s): include Dr Arie Hartog (Director of the Gerhard-Marcks Haus, Bremen), Prof. Eric Robertson (Royal Holloway, University of London), Prof. Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld); Chair: Prof. Chris Green (The Courtauld )

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. The online booking system is now closed. Email.....

Organised by: The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Stiftung Hans Arp & Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V.

Arp: A Critical Survey, published by Hatje Cantz on 15 May 2012, focuses on the sculpture of German-French sculptor and poet Hans Arp (1886–1966), one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.....read more





Research seminar: history of photography

Approaches to the Urban Landscape

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Fault Lines Book, George GeorgiouMersin, Fault Lines/Turkey/East/
West.
George Georgiou

Speaker(s): George Georgiou (Photographer)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass and Pei-Kuei Tsai

Photographer George Georgiou was born in London to Greek-Cypriot parents and graduated in photography from the Polytechnic of Central London. At this seminar, Georgiou will speak about his two series of street photographs, titled Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West and Invisible: London, the former taken across Turkey, the latter in .....read more



Exhibiting Research VII

Trans-historical Displays: A Curatorial Challenge?

Friday, 8 June 2012

17.30 - 19.00 (note time), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): include Christopher Green (Professor, The Courtauld Institute of Art; Curator of the recent Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique at the Getty Villa); Jeremy Lewison (Independent Curator; Curator of the exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings opening at Tate Liverpool in June 2012); Minna Moore Ede (National Gallery; Curator of the upcoming Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, opening at the National Gallery in July 2012); and Mark Wallinger (artist)

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

Organised by: The Courtauld Institute of Art’s MA Programme Curating the Art Museum in collaboration with the Research Forum

The turn of the new millennium saw an explosion of trans-historical exhibitions at several major art museums, including New Starts at MOMA in New York in 2000, and The Big Bang at the Pompidou in 2007. Institutions such as Tate Modern, and more recently Tate Britain, have reassessed their collection and reconfigured their displays to explore new.....read more



The Courtauld Collections: conservation and art historical analysis: works from the the Courtauld Gallery


Monday, 11 June 2012

12.30 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Research Forum Research Associates: Stefanie Lenk, Cleo Nisse, Alysia Sawicka, Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

Ticket/entry details: Open to The Courtauld Institute of Art's academic staff and postgraduate students. RSVP by 12noon, Wednesday 6 June 2012 to.....

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock and Dr Caroline Campbell

This is the second of two presentations by this year's Research Associates appointed to the Courtauld Collections project. Four Research Associates, two studying art history, and two from the Department of Conservation and Technology, will present the results of their research on two paintings from The Courtauld Gallery which are undergoing.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

The N group and the Operaisti: Art and Class Struggle in the Italian Economic Boom

Monday, 11 June 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jacopo Galimberti (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



seminar: Sacred Traditions and The Arts

(1) The Godless and the Ikon: Soviet Materialism in Sacred Forms

(2) Jewish Artists/Christian Spaces: Mark Rothko and Louise Nevelson

Tuesday 12 June 2012

18.00 - 19.30, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House (Large Seminar Room SW-1.12)


Speaker(s): Prof John Milner (The Courtauld) and Dr Aaron Rosen (King’s College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof Ben Quash (King’s College London) and Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld)

The inaugural seminar to explore 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 any aspect of the sacred and visual culture. It is open to all scholars and students who have an interest in.....read more




Research seminar: renaissance
title tbc

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 POSTPONED to autumn term

17.30, Research Forum South Room

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

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Georgia Clarke



european painted cloths c14th - c21st: Pageantry, ceremony, theatre and domestic interior
Conference


10.00 - 17.45, Friday 15 June (with registration from 09.30)

10.25 - 17.30, Saturday 16 June (with registration from 10.00)


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

Keynote speakers inlcude: Jo Kirby Atkinson (Scientific Department, National Gallery, London); Roland Krischel (Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany); Nicholas Mander (Owlpen Manor, UK); Hilary Vernon Smith (Royal National Theatre, UK)


Ticket/entry details: £65 (£25 students and concessions) / Free for Courtauld staff/students but space is limited so online booking is required.....

This two day conference will explore the use of painted cloths in religious ceremony, pageantry, domestic interiors and scenic art. It will focus on their change of context and significance from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century exploring their different function, materials, and method of creation .....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Hans Feibusch: Patronage and Civic Identity in Frankfurt and London

Monday, 18 June 2012

18.00, Research Forum South Room

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

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Gavin Parkinson



revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory

Closed Workshop

Wednesday 20 June 2012

9.45 - 17.30, Research Forum South Room

triple-seat triangular chair in black with motifs of animals e.g. with fan
Hackney Empire Victorian Conversation Chair, House of Hackney, 2012 (House of Hackney/Guildhall Gallery)

Speaker(s): Ana Sofia Pereira da Silva (ETSA-UPM Madrid/Oporto University), Professor Karen Koehler (Hampshire College), Pei-Kuei Tsai (The Courtauld), Dr Matt Lodder (Reading University)…

Ticket/entry details: This event is closed and for project participants only

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld)

This day-long workshop is an opportunity for a global cohort of interdisciplinary scholars to explore the meanings and histories of revivalism in art, architecture and design from the nineteenth century to the present. Participants’ areas of interest include the Bauhaus, western tattooing practices, the nineteenth-century rediscovery of Botticelli, the aesthetics of futurity, Gothic Revival, empire.....read more





revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory

Curators in Dialogue on the Persistence of Histories

Wednesday 20 June 2012

17.30 – 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

geometric patterns in tan, green, blues and black
Owen Jones, ‘Moresque No. 2’ from The Grammar of Ornament, 1856 (detail)

Speaker(s): Dr Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Sonia Solicari (Principal Curator, Guildhall Art Gallery), and Abraham Thomas (Design Curator, V&A). Chair: Prof Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld)

This open session is the first public event for the Research Forum’s 2012 project, Revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory. Three speakers with rich and varied curatorial experience at the V&A, Guildhall Art Gallery and the National Gallery will recount ways in which revivalism and the concept of ‘neo’ has impacted upon their practice. Topics for discussion include architecture and the significance of .....read more



British Georgian Society Lecture

Tao-Klarjeti: Legacy and Perception

Thursday 28 June 2012
18.00 - 19.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Irene Giviashvili (Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art, History and Heritage Preservation)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Robert Scallon (British Georgian Society)

The term Tao-Klarjeti was used by 20th century Georgian scholars to describe the medieval Georgian provinces in modern North-Eastern Turkey and the related cultural heritage.
In the Middle Ages (9th-11th centuries) Tao-Klarjeti was the cradle of Christianity and of Georgian statehood and its cultural renaissance. ......read more




korean contemporary art international conference:
Between tradition, Modernity and globalisation

Conference

Friday 29 June, Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2012

The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum

busy street scene with cars, shops, signs
Yeondoo Jung, Sixpoints, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.






Speaker(s): Kyung An (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Duck Hyun Cho (Artist, Seoul); Yeondoo Jung (Artist, Seoul); Joan Kee (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Chandong Kim (Arts Council Korea); Inhye Kim (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea); Jiyoon Lee (SUUM Global ......

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

Organised by: Jiyoon Lee and Professor Julian Stallabrass

Korean contemporary art has gained a strong presence on the contemporary art scene, with a new generation of artists making names globally. At the same time, Korea maintains a strong domestic contemporary art scene.....read more


Current Unresolved Issues Regarding Globalism in Art History


Saturday, 7 July 2012

16.00 - 17.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Art Globalisation



Speaker(s): James Elkins (E.C. Chadbourne Chair of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

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

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass and Liz Kim (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

In the last decade the question of art history’s global reach – or lack of it – has appeared as an inescapable topic for art history. As the discipline of art history wakens to the possibility of worldwide art historical writing, it also becomes more seriously engaged with ......read more




contested views: visual culture and the revolutionary and napoleonic wars
Conference


Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July 2012
10.00 - 17.45, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

The Third of May 1808, 1814. Goya The Third of May 1808, 1814. Goya, Oil on canvas. © Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid - (Spain)


Plenary Speakers: Mary Favret, Gillian Russell, Susan Siegfried, Paul White.

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

Organised by: Satish Padiyar (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Phil Shaw (University of Leicester), and Philippa Simpson (Royal Museums Greenwich) for the Tate Research Centre: British Romantic Art.

In July 2012, in advance of commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, Tate Britain is to host a two-day conference exploring the impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on world-wide visual culture, from the outbreak of the .....read more





Future conferences



revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory
Conference

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November 2012
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

capital carved with ferns and animals
Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward, Capital (detail), Oxford University Museum of Natural History, c.1860 (Conway Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: Dr Ayla Lepine (The Courtauld)

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 which revivalism has been harnessed to promote utopian visions, assert aspects of personal or corporate identity, and grant fresh purchase on memorialization.....read more




Art & Death
A series of three workshops: 1 November 2012, 21 February and 23 March 2013

Call for Papers

20 September 2012 for workshop 1 (1 November 2012): Anticipation and Preparation

Art & Death © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery London

A series of three workshops will be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012-2013 to explore the inter-relationship between art and death. These workshops have arisen from an informal group of doctoral students with shared interests in funerary monuments. The workshops will be structured to recognize that the certainty of death is accompanied by the foreknowledge and uncertainty of what may come after, and that visual representations of these phases have varied over time and between countries .....read more




Fourth Early Modern Symposium
Art and Its Afterlives

Call for Papers

1 July 2012

Conference to take place Saturday 17 November 2012

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Karen KnorrKaren Knorr, The Green Bedroom of Louis XVI. © courtesy Eric Franck Fine ArtArt 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 making. How did early modern works continue to be created in their display, preservation, and reception from the moment of their creation on? Papers will examine how art is shaped by its afterlives – whether these collect, curate, cut up, cut out, copy or correct it – and the ways in which .....read more





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