Richard Serra in Conversation


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Richard Serra Richard Serra, Courtauld Transparency #4, 2013 Litho crayon on Mylar, 76.2 x 61 cm © Richard SerraSpeaker(s): Richard Serra and Barnaby Wright (The Courtauld Gallery)

Ticket/entry details: £7 (£3 for Courtauld staff/students) TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT

Organised by: Dr Barnaby Wright and Prof Caroline Arscott

This is a rare opportunity to hear Richard Serra speaking about his most recent work. The event is timed to coincide with the opening of a special display of Serra’s new drawings at The Courtauld Gallery and will be hosted by its curator, Barnaby Wright. Although Serra is best known for his monumental steel sculptures, drawing is a central and independent part of his practice. Richard Serra: Drawings for The Courtauld will unveil twelve of the artist’s new drawings created especially for installation at The Courtauld Gallery.... read more





Michael Corris on Conceptual Art and After

Friday, 4 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room


Michael CorrisM. Corris Speaker(s): Michael Corris

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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

In the context of recent ‘conceptual’ histories Corris writes: ‘As an artist and writer whose practice emerged from Conceptual Art, I find this to be a problematic heritage. Contemporary devaluations of the term “conceptual” — whether as a qualification applied to contemporary art or as a rubric for some practices of the 1960s and 1970s — prompt me to maintain a critical distance from that category. From the standpoint of my work, a sceptical attitude towards Conceptual Art and its various offsprings ’.... read more





Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

Negotiating the Volk: Avant-garde Readings of Nordic Folk Art in Helhesten (1941-44)

Monday, 7 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Kristina Rapacki (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series

Art and Vision Science

Part-Whole Relationships in Art and Vision

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

one of a series of contour plot diagrams based on observers' responses to a Picasso drawing
The beholder's share: contour plot diagrams (detail) based on observers' responses to a Picasso drawing. © Johan Wagemans

Speaker(s): Professor Johan Wagemans (Laboratory of Experimental Psychology, University of Leuven)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite and Dr Meredith A Brown

Part-whole relationships constitute a key topic of research in vision science since the early days of Gestalt psychology, over a century ago. They are also fundamental to the experience of visual art. Johan Wagemans’s lecture explores this central theme, focusing on his empirical studies into pictorial relief and shape (for example, in Picasso’s sketches of female nudes) and on his recent collaborative projects with contemporary.....read more






Research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

Picturing science in Medieval Castile: Alfonso X’s Libro del Saber de Astrología

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Laura Fernández Fernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



Research seminar: Early Modern

Marginal Figures: A New Approach to George Morland

Monday, 14 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Nick Grindle (University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



sacred Traditions and the Arts Seminar

Art in the Face of Trauma

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Tim Gorringe (Theological Studies, University of Exeter); and Dr Glenn Sujo (G. F. Watts Associate Artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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

This seminar will explore from two perspectives how 20th-century art has responded to 20th-century traumas. These two perspectives contrast in being, respectively, Jewish and Christian, but also in bringing insights from the practice of art, and the practice of theology. As is usual in the Sacred Traditions and the Arts seminar, the two papers will.....read more



Research seminar: Renaissance

Caravaggio and Copies: Art Market and the Birth of a Style

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Cristina Terzaghi (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr. Scott Nethersole



Research seminar: Patterns of Dissent; Contemporaneity in South Asian Art

Black on Black: F. N.Souza, Race and Creativity in Post-War Britain

Friday, 18 October 2013

18.00 - 20.00, room tbc

Francis Newton SouzaFrancis Newton Souza. Landscape.1965. Care of Grosvenor Gallery with kind permission of FN Souza EstateSpeaker(s): Gilane Tawadros (Founding Director, Iniva, London), Zehra Jumabhoy (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London), Philip Vann (Art Historian, Cambridge)

Chair: Professor Deborah Swallow (Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. However there may be places on the day due to cancellations....

Organised by: Zehra Jumabhoy with Professor Deborah Swallow (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London)

The Panel Discussion will coincide with an exhibition of F. N. Souza’s black-on-black paintings at Frieze Masters, in Grosvenor Gallery’s booth. This is the first time since their presentation in 1966 that these works have been exhibited together. Made in London, between 1964 and 1965, they marked a seminal moment in the late Indian artist’s oeuvre. Panelists will analyze how Souza’s paintings fit into debates about .....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Fashioning the Other: The First Hundred Years of Brazilian Women's Dress in National Geographic

Monday, 21 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Kutesko (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series

Art and Vision Science

Visual Insights: What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

One of three spatial frequency filters of The Mona Lisa's smile
The Mona Lisa's smile filtered at three spatial frequencies (detail). © Margaret Livingstone

Speaker(s): Professor Margaret Livingstone (Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission (first-come-first-served)

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite and Dr Meredith a Brown

Artists have been doing experiments on vision longer than neurobiologists. The effects used by artists offer insights into how we see, and these can now be described in terms of the underlying neurobiology. For example, artists have long realised that colour and luminance can play independent roles in visual perception; techniques that exploit this, developed over centuries, reflect the parallel organisation of the human visual system. Margaret Livingstone's lecture will describe how the segregation of colour and luminance processing makes.....read more




Peripheral visions: lecture series on Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Contemporary Art

Politics of Art and Cultural Policies

Evaluating the Social Impact of the Arts: a Question of Method?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

The impact of Glasgow 1990 European City of CultureBack-page illustration from The Glasgow Keelie, No.4, September 1990 (detail) Speaker(s): Dr Paola Merli (University of Nottingham)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Kaija Kaitavuori and Liz Kim with Prof Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

What can the arts do for society? This question has been asked, or at least implied, by neoliberal politicians of both conservative and progressive outlooks. It is certainly not new, but what does it really mean in a neoliberal political context? What specific expectations has it placed on the arts? And how has the success of the arts in meeting such expectations been evaluated? What methods have been used, and with what implications?... read more





shirin Neshat: An Artist Talk

Thursday 24 October 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

S. NeshatStill from Women Without Men © courtesy the artist and Barbara Gladstone Gallery.Speaker(s): Shirin Neshat (artist)

Ticket/entry details: £7 (£3 for London Film School and Courtauld staff/students). Tickets must be purchased online.....

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld), Vali Mahlouji (Independent Curator) and the London Film School

Shirin Neshat opens her sketchbook and discusses her practice with the audience. Neshat will screen excerpts of her work spanning across her career from her earliest works to her latest film. The event will..... read more



Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period
Fifth Early Modern Symposium


Saturday, 26 October 2013

09.30 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.00)

Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of the sculptor Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of the sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, c. 1553. Oil on canvas, 87.5 x 70 cm. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Speaker(s): Stefan Albl (University of Vienna), Carrie Anderson (Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston), Carolin Behrmann (Kunsthistorisches......

Ticket/entry details:£16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions). BOOK ONLINE....

Organised by: Anya Matthews and Giulia Martina Weston

International scholars will gather at this one-day symposium to explore artistic creation in the early modern period. What terms were used to indicate the various stages of bringing an artwork into being, and what implications did these terms have for authorship and authenticity? How did the self-conception of the artist change in the period and how did early modern art reflect on its own making? What role did competitive comparison between the visual arts play? How did contemporaries think about.....read more





Research seminar: Early Modern

Rubens in Madrid (1628-1629): Natural History and the Arts in Early Seventeenth-century Spain

Monday, 28 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr José Ramón Marcaida (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



Research seminar: Persian and Islamic Arts: Transcultural Geographies

Studying the Stars in Iran’: Positioning al-Sufi's Book of Constellations in Islamic Art History

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr. Moya Carey (Iran Heritage Foundation Curator for the Iranian Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie

Dr Moya Carey is the Iran Heritage Foundation Curator for the Iranian Collections, in the Asia Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. She completed her doctorate in the Department of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, in 2001, with a thesis focused on a late thirteenth-century manuscript copy of al-Sufi's Book of Constellations (British Library). Her publications address al-Sufi's illustrated treatise and.....read more



Research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

Thoughts on Icons from the British Museum

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Eleni Dimitriadou (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



The Books That shaped Art History: Panel Discussion


Thursday, 31 October 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

The books that shaped art history book cover (detail)


Speaker(s): Eric Fernie, Paul Hills, Susie Nash.......

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Susie Nash

Which were the key books to have shaped art history over the twentieth century? Why were they so important and what have their legacies been? This panel discussion will focus on three of the most influential art historians of the past 100 years – Erwin Panofksy, Kenneth Clark and Michael Baxandall – before broadening into a wider .....read more




The Visual arts and Music in Renaissance Europe c. 1400-1650

Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline 4 November 2013

Event to take place: Saturday 18 January 2014
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

We are delighted to announce that our keynote address will be given by Professor Iain Fenlon (King’s College, Cambridge)

There was a strong relationship between music and the visual arts during the Renaissance. The function, meaning, audience and patronage of both strands of the arts were often extremely closely aligned. Music and the visual arts in the Renaissance paralleled one another in the creation (or dissolution) of national style, portrayed the.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

The Newsreel, the Daredevil, and the Cameraman: Character and Play in the Interwar Newsreel

Monday, 4 November 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Sara Beth Levavy (Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow -  Mellon MA, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series

Art and Vision Science

The Beholder's Gaze: What Do Our Eyes Do When We Look at Paintings?

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Fixation clusters of 30 experts viewing the Annunciation by Filippo Lippi
Fixation clusters and most frequent transitions between them: Average of 30 experts viewing the Annunciation by Filippo Lippi (c. 1450, Munich, Alte Pinakothek) for 30 seconds each.  © Raphael Rosenberg

Speaker(s): Professor Raphael Rosenberg (Department of Art History, University of Vienna)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite and Dr Meredith A Brown

Numerous texts assume that works of art direct the beholder’s gaze. The concept comes up as early as the sixth century (Procopius of Caesarea); writing in the 1760s Denis Diderot claimed that paintings guide the eye of the viewer along a specific line of composition. The idea remains current in art history to the present day. Raphael Rosenberg will examine discourses about the gaze in art historical writings. He will then discuss their deviation from and correspondence with physiological reality by presenting the results of his experimental work with eye-trackers. He suggests.....read more





Research seminar: Renaissance

Caravaggio's The Boy Peeling Fruit and the Academy of the Insensati

Wednesday, 6 November2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Laura Teza (Università degli Studi di Perugia)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr. Scott Nethersole



Moving Buddha: Imagining Sculpture in ChinA


Friday, 8 November 2013

18.00 - 19:00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

reproductions of Buddha's head in a market
Modern reproductions of Buddhist sculpture for sale at an antiquities market in Beijing. Photo: Judith Farquhar

Speaker(s): Professor Stanley Abe (Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University )
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: The Robert Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation; and Professor David Park (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Sculpture as we know it did not exist in China. Stone stele and figural objects were produced in abundance for commemorative and religious functions. But these objects were not collected and displayed as sculpture. This lecture will discuss the emergence of Chinese sculpture as two parallel developments. In China from as early....read more





tHE arT OF bEING A pART: cLIFFORD CHARLES AND aNThONY kEY IN dIALOGUE


Saturday, 9 November 2013

15.30 - 17.30 (note time), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Clifford Charles (artist), Anthony Key (artist), Professor Tamar Garb (UCL), Professor Sarat Maharaj (Lund University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission with advance booking required. ONLINE BOOKING NOW OPEN!

Organised by: Dr Wenny Teo and Zehra Jumabhoy

Apartheid, a policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, literally refers to the ‘state of being apart'. While much critical debate has focused on the violent struggle between the black South African majority and the white supremacy of the ruling Afrikaner National Party government, this symposium centres on the work of two ethnic minority artists, Clifford Charles and Anthony Key, of Indian and Chinese descent respectively, who spent their formative years in South Africa under apartheid.....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

The Drinking Portraits of Alexis Grimou

Monday, 11 November 2013 - POSTPONED to 3 March 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Melissa Percival (Exeter University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



Research seminar: History of Photography

The One, the Many

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Film still from Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Carabiniers (1963)Film still from Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Carabiniers (1963)Speaker(s): David Campany

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sara Knelman and Prof Julian Stallabrass

‘With photography the essence is done very quickly with a flash of the mind, and with a machine. I think too that photography is editing, editing after the taking. After knowing what to take you have to do the editing’. So said Walker Evans. Arguably the significance of modern photography is as much to do with the editing together of pictures as it is the pictures themselves. And in many ways ......read more




Medieval Georgia: researching and Preserving the Royal Wall Paintings of Vardzia

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

17.30 - 18.30 Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

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

Ticket/entry details: Admission is free. Enquiries: sophie.stewart@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Hosted by the British Georgian Society and The Courtauld Institute of Art

A lecture by Professor David Park on the collaborative project of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and The Courtauld generously supported by the Jackson Foundation. The lecture will be followed by a reception.



Art History and Sound Lecture Series

The Sound Makes the Difference or Sound in Visual Art. Another History of Modern and Contemporary Art

Thursday, 14 November 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

L'Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris 1938, Courtesy: VG Bild Bonn
L'Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris 1938, Courtesy: VG Bild Bonn
Speaker(s): Claudia Tittel (Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Irene Noy and Michaela Zoschg (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

For a long time, the history of art has been purely described as a history of the visual, where the sound had no part to play in the reception of artworks. Especially the modern and contemporary art is inconceivable without cross-border tendencies – Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Duchamp, the futurists and the surrealists are only some .....read more





Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Negotiating Modernity in 1950s French Elle: Prêt-à-porter, Quotidian Space and the Image of Women

Monday, 18 November 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Alexis Romano (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series

Art and Vision Science

Engulfed and in Motion: Some Notes on the Phenomenon of Perception in Contemporary Installation Art

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

detail of Ilya Kabakov's installation of 'The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment'
Ilya Kabakov, The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment, 1988 (from the exhibition "Ten Characters" at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York). Photo: D. James Dee// Image Courtesy of Ilya Kabakov: VG Bild Kunst Bonn

Speaker(s): Regine Rapp (Co-Director and Curator, Art Laboratory Berlin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite and Dr Meredith A Brown

In recent decades installation art has become a dominant genre in the visual arts. Many installation artists have placed an emphasis on spatial perception, using a variety of aesthetic strategies. These provoke an increased attention and a more active role for the spectator, creating perceptions that go beyond the visual. Regine Rapp’s lecture will stress the multisensory aspect of contemporary installation art in the works of Ilya Kabakov, Guillaume Bijl, and Janet Cardiff & Georges Bures Miller.....read more




Research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

The Invention of a Holy Site: the Lateran Church in the Middle Ages

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (note venue)

Speaker(s): Professor Michele Bacci (University of Fribourg)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld Institutre of Art) and Dr Tassos Papacostas (King's College London)

Organised in association with the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London



Art History and Sound Lecture Series

Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice

Thursday, 21 November 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Choir recital in the Frari, Venice
Palestrina, Gloria: Assumpta est Maria, St John’s College choir in concert,
Venice, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, 10 April 2007

Speaker(s): Deborah Howard (University of Cambridge)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Irene Noy and Michaela Zoschg with Dr Katie Scott  Contact: arthistory.sound@gmail.com

This lecture explores the relationship between innovations in architecture and musical composition in Renaissance Venice. It seeks to show how the soundscape of a church interior was as important as the formal and liturgical aspects of the design. This was the setting for the introduction of coro spezzato (divided choir) polyphony, which anticipated modern stereo sound. How could the intricacies of such complex musical....read more


Dürer and Warburg: Interpreting Antiquity

16.30 – 17.45, Friday 22 November 2013 (with registration from 16.00)
Lecture Room, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square London WC1H 0AB ‎


10.00 – 17.30, Saturday 23 November 2013 (with registration from 09.30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Durer-Warburg
ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471–1528), The Death of Orpheus, 1494. Pen and brown ink, 289 x 225 mm. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Keynote: Christopher Wood (Yale University)
Speaker(s):
Philipp Ekardt (Freie Universität Berlin); David Freedberg (Columbia University); Marcus A. Hurttig (Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig); Stephanie Porras (Tulane University)................
Ticket/entry details:
£20 (£12 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions): ONLINE BOOKING.

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. However, some tickets may be released closer to the event. Please email researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk to be placed on the waiting list for this event.

Organised by: Stephanie Buck (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Claudia Wedepohl (The Warburg Institute)

On 5 October 1905 the art and cultural historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929) delivered the lecture ‘Dürer und die italienische Antike’ (Dürer and Italian Antiquity) for the Congress of German Philologists and Teachers in Hamburg. Focussing on Albrecht Dürer’s drawing The Death of Orpheus (Hamburger Kunsthalle) Warburg discussed the role classical antiquity continued to play in the Renaissance and introduced .....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Hanged, Quartered, and Drawn: Visual Cultures of the Criminal Body from Tyburn to the Academy

Monday, 25 November 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Meredith Gamer (Yale University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



Peripheral visions: lecture series on Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Contemporary Art
Art and Copyright Law

Vertical and Horizontal Value in Economic, Linguistic, Legal, Cultural and Digital Theory: The Limits of Propaganda

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


Speaker(s): Dr Jaime Stapleton (independent scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Kaija Kaitavuori and Liz Kim with Prof Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Recently, art world actors have begun to self-identify as ‘horizontal’. But what is 'horizontality' and how is it distinguished from verticality? Why is horizontality now deemed desirable and verticality accorded negative connotations? Is horizontality a cultural, social, or economic paradigm? What is its ideological orientation? Is it pro or anti state? Is it pro or anti capitalist? Is it, indeed, new? Where did such a division come from and is such a theoretical schema tenable as a programme for social and cultural action?... read more




Art History and Sound Lecture Series

Marcel Duchamp, Nam June Paik and the Idea of Music

Thursday, 28 November 2013

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Violin with String, Nam June Paik (1963)
Violin with String
, Nam June Paik (1963)

Speaker(s): Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Irene Noy and Michaela Zoschg with Dr Katie Scott  Contact: arthistory.sound@gmail.com

‘Marcel Duchamp has already done everything there is to do – except video. He widened the entry but narrowed the exit. That very narrow door is video art and only through video art can we get ahead of Marcel Duchamp.’ So said Paik in 1974. This paper pauses on the notion of ‘video’ (sight) and links it to ideas about music (sound), for it is with music that....read more

 

 

 

 







Research seminar:
Modern and Contemporary

Documenting Networks: Provenance as a Research Tool

Monday, 2 December 2013

1800, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Lucy Watling (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series

Art and Vision Science

Double Echo: Exploring the Resonance Between Art and Science

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

'Mushroom Cloud', 2010. Installation at Malga Costa
Chris Drury, Mushroom Cloud, 2010. Installation at Malga Costa - Arte Sella, Italy - of over 3000 suspended dried mushroom pieces. © Chris Drury

Speaker(s): Chris Drury (artist, UK)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite and Dr Meredith A Brown

We never see nature as it is, we always see it through the veil of culture. Art and science are part of this culture, as two sides of the same coin. Chris Drury's work seeks to connect the rational and emotional, through different means and materials, and in collaboration with scientists from many disciplines, as well as with small communities and indigenous peoples throughout the world.....read more



Research seminar: Renaissance

Considering Antico after an Exhibition

Thursday, 5 December 2013 (note date and time)

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Denise Allen (Frick Collection, New York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr. Scott Nethersole



Richard McDougall Lecture Autumn 2013

Walter Crane and the Arts and Crafts Watercolor

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Walter Crane’s Pandora doubled over and weeping on the decorated casket
Walter Crane, Pandora, 1885, watercolour, private collection.Image: Courtesy of Morna O'Neill

Speaker(s): Dr Morna O'Neill (Wake Forest University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In a critique of the Royal Academy published in 1885, the artist and designer Walter Crane described watercolour, “that peculiarly English and home grown art”, as a neglected medium. Yet the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, formed in 1887 in the wake of Crane’s remarks, did not address this concern. This lecture will consider the marginal position of watercolour painting in histories of the Arts.....read more





Future conferences



The Visual arts and Music in Renaissance Europe c. 1400-1650

Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline 4 November 2013

Event to take place: Saturday 18 January 2014
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Angel Musicians, Hans Memling, 1480s © Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, AntwerpAngel Musicians (detail), Hans Memling, 1480s © Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, AntwerpWe are delighted to announce that our keynote address will be given by Professor Iain Fenlon (King’s College, Cambridge)

There was a strong relationship between music and the visual arts during the Renaissance. The function, meaning, audience and patronage of both strands of the arts were often extremely closely aligned. Music and the visual arts in the Renaissance paralleled one another in the creation (or dissolution) of national style, portrayed the.....read more






19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium

Boundaries in Medieval Art and Architecture

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline 22 November 2013

Event to take place: Saturday 1 February 2014
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

mappa The World Map (detail) from the 'Map Psalter', British Library This colloquium aims to question the assumption that medieval art was governed by categories and boundaries by highlighting the fluidity and flexibility that existed within art and architecture at the time. The colloquium will explore the issue of the creation and articulation of boundaries, and how art ventured to transgress visual, architectural, and cultural divisions. This can include conventions and their adaptations both within one specific medieval culture, such as Islamic or Byzantine, or in a wider, trans-regional context.......read more





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