DMitry Prigov Lecture Series

The Transitory Mode. Prigov and Time

Thursday, 9 January 2014

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Dmitry Prigov
Dmitry Prigov

Speaker(s): Professor Mikhail Iampolski (New York University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professsor John Milner and Dr Maria Mileeva in conjunction with The Prigov Foundation and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC)

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural public lecture in a series dedicated to Dmitry Prigov will be given by Professor Mikhail Iampolski (New York University), entitled The Transitory Mode. Prigov and Time. As some of Dmitry Prigov's texts belong to a special region of poetics that he himself defined as a ‘transitory mode’, instead of referentiality, such texts develop almost mystical relations to an ‘other world’ and should be read as.... read more





Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Frustrating the Spectator: Viktor Pivovarov and Soviet Unofficial Writers

Monday, 13 January 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Katarina Lichvarova (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Spring 2014 Friends Lecture Series

Documenting Modernity: Fashion, Film and Image in America & Europe, 1920 - 1945:

"We Are All Artists": Amateur Film, Fashion, and the Art of the Everyday

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

crowd scene with lady in hat of pink flowers
Image courtesy Chicago Film Archives

Speaker(s): Dr Charles Tepperman (Assistant Professor of Film Studies, University of Calgary)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

Amateur film, like fashion, emerged in the mid-twentieth century as a medium for personal creative expression. This talk draws on amateur films from the 1930s and 40s, as well as contemporaneous popular and critical discussions about new vernacular art forms: or what my title refers to as “the art of the everyday.”.....read more



'Going Public': Challenges and Perspectives in the Display of Private Collections

Symposium

Friday, 17 January 2014

14.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

(with registration from 13.30 and reception from18.00)

Speaker(s): Colin Bailey (Director of Museums, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco), Anne Distel (Conservateur Général du Patrimoine Honoraire), Alastair Laing (Curator Emeritus of Pictures and Sculpture, The National Trust), Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel (Director of the A. G. Leventis Gallery), Delphine Munro (Head of Arts, European Investment Bank…..

Ticket/entry details: The event is now full but a waiting list is in operation.....

Organised by: the A. G. Leventis Gallery in association with The Courtauld Institute of Art with the support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation


The Courtauld Institute of Art is delighted to co-host this Symposium in association with, and organised by, the A. G. Leventis Gallery. This half-day symposium will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas on the distinct challenges posed by the display of private collections as they make the transition from ‘private’ to ‘public’. As a prelude to the opening of the A. G. Leventis Gallery in March 2014, this symposium will discuss new perspectives…..read more



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

Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium

Saturday, 18 January 2014

9.30 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.00)

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Angel Musicians, Hans Memling, 1480s © Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
Angel Musicians
(detail), Hans Memling, 1480s © Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Speaker(s): Keynote: Professor Thomas Schmidt (University of Manchester) . Also, Simon Jackson (University of Cambridge), Bryan C. Keene (The Courtauld), Moritz Kelber (University of Augsburg), Ewa Kociszewska (Warburg Institute).....

Ticket/entry details: BOOK ONLINE.....

Organised by: Harriette Peel (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

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 same religious, mythological and secular sources in analogous institutional and private spaces, and drew inspiration from.....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Why Signature Matters: Authorship, Autographie and Artistic Identity in 18th-century French Painting

Monday, 20 January 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Charlotte Guichard (CNRS, Paris)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



TeRra Foundation for American Art Visiting PRofessor

Animal Matters: Simone Forti in the Late 1960s

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Simone Forti in performance on hands and knees as an animal
Simone Forti, Solo #1, 1974. Video still. Courtesy the artist



Speaker(s): Julia Bryan-Wilson (Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In 1968, choreographer and dancer Simone Forti moved to Rome. During her brief stay, she spent time observing animals in the zoo, as well as working and performing among Arte Povera artists. This talk investigates how Forti’s encounters in Rome with new methods of movement and materials became pivotal to her procedures of constructing dance, as she proposed models of .....read more



research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

Framing the Jews in Anglo-Norman Manuscript Illumination

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr John Munns (University of Cambridge)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



Research seminar: Persian and Islamic Arts: Transcultural Geographies

The Post-Ilkhanid Persian Qasida: At the Boundaries of Representation, Evocation, and Visualisation.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr. Dominic Parviz Brookshaw (The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie

This lecture will examine a significant corpus of post-Ilkhanid royal Persian qasidas to provide insight into the processes of poetic image-making by panegyrists at the courts of Shiraz and Baghdad in the period 1340-1370. Focusing on the substantial and hitherto under-discussed body of qasidas penned by ‘Ubayd-i Zakani (d. 1371) in praise of his Injuid, Jalayirid, and Muzaffarid patrons, this lecture will explore how poets of the.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Martin Johnson Heade’s Manual and Mechanical Reproductions: The Gems of Brazil

Monday, 27 January 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Ellery Foutch (Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

This Postdoctoral Fellowship and seminar have been made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art.



Spring 2014 Friends Lecture Series

Documenting Modernity: Fashion, Film and Image in America & Europe, 1920 - 1945:

Surveying the Screen: Fashion and Film 1896 to 1929

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

woman in skull cap and flapper's dress
Film still from High Treason (1929). Courtesy BFI National Archive

Speaker(s): Bryony Dixon (Curator of Silent Film, BFI National Archive)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

Film and fashion connect in myriad ways. This lavishly illustrated lecture by Bryony Dixon, silent film curator at the BFI National Archive, explores some of that territory. Films in the collection range widely from the fantasy worlds created by the famous designers and haute couture to documents of humbler dress modes among the Edwardian working classes. Films record interesting facts about all aspects of the fashion business from the manufacture of sewing needles to the fashion show and it chronicles changing attitudes to fashion in these rapidly changing.....read more



Research seminar: Renaissance

Il molto cortese e gentile M. Giulio Campagnola' and his 'gargion': New Evidence for the Date of Giulio's Death and Reflections on Domenico's Early Career

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Irene Brooke

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr. Scott Nethersole



19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium

Boundaries in Medieval Art and Architecture

Saturday, 1 February 2014

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.30)

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

mappa The World Map (detail) from the 'Map Psalter', British Library

Speaker(s): Niamh Bhalla (The Courtauld), Cristina Dagalita (University of Paris IV, Sorbonne), Veronica Dell'Agostino (La Sapienza, Rome), Sophie Dentzer (The Courtauld), Dr Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld).....

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

Organised by: Medieval postgraduate students

Medieval art and architecture are often misconceived as being governed by categories and boundaries, be it geographical, social, or artistic. This colloquium will aim to question and challenge these assumptions by highlighting the fluidity and flexibility extant within art and architecture at the time. Boundaries will be interpreted in......read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Gentlemanly Caprice: Joshua Reynolds and Fancy Painting in the 1770s

Monday, 3 February 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): John Chu (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



Caroline Villers Research Fellowship

How our Visual Brains Interpret Painted Lines

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Rectangle bisected vertically, half in olive green, half very pale green
Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square, 1957 (detail)



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

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Aviva Burnstock

The lecture will present the results of a psychophysical test that was conducted as the final part of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship 2012-13. The test examines how so-called experts as opposed to non-experts perceive differences of lines painted by artists with and without the use of masking tape in works of art. Select examples will illustrate the considerable impact of these fine distinctions on our reading of geometric abstract paintings.....read more



Zeno at the edge of the known world:
joseph kosuth in conversation with Katalin Keseru


Thursday, 6 February 2014

16.00-18.00, Research Forum South Room


Zeno at the Edge of the Known World, artwork by Joseph KosuthZeno At The Edge Of The Known World, Joseph Kosuth, 1993 Venice Biennale, Hungarian Pavilion, Venice, Italy.



Speaker(s): Joseph Kosuth and Katalin Keserü

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission (no booking necessary). Limited space available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 3:30pm.

Organised by: Professor Sarah Wilson

In 1993, Katalin Keserü curated Joseph Kosuth’s installation, Zeno At The Edge Of The Known World for the Hungarian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, one of the first times a ‘non-native’ artist was asked to work in a national pavilion. His installation was based, she explains, on a ‘Freudian but ironic’ book, Zeno’s consciousness by Italo Svevo, born in Trieste during the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and a friend and pupil of James..... read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Artificial Brightness in the Works of Harold Gilman and Edouard Vuillard

Monday, 10 February 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Lily Foster (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Spring 2014 Friends Lecture Series

Documenting Modernity: Fashion, Film and Image in America & Europe, 1920 - 1945:

An 'Untapped Goldmine for the Dress Historian': Amateur Film as Visual Heritage and Assessing the Excavation Potential

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Photo of two women in 1929 looking through camera lenses to take images
Club members, c. 1929 (detail). Photo courtesy Doug Collender, Film Club librarian, Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers' Association.

Speaker(s): Dr Heather Norris Nicholson (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Visual and Oral History Research, University of Huddersfield; and Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Mellon MA Visiting Scholar, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

The British introduction of lightweight cine equipment in the early 1920s prompted the rise of recreational or amateur filmmaking. Once beloved by their makers but often despised by others obliged to watch them, home-movies and other forms of amateur film are now recognised within many archive circles as valuable components of twentieth- century visual heritage. Digital access.....read more



sHows of LONdon

Nineteenth-century Reading Group Meeting:

Nineteenth-century Aesthetics

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 (note date and time)

18.15, Research Forum South Room

T. J. Clark's The Painting of Modern Life book cover T. J. Clark, The Painting of Modern Life (1984)

Speaker(s): Curated by Dr David Russell (King’s College London)

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

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Professor Clare Pettitt and Dr Adelene Buckland (Kings College London)

Continuing on the theme of nineteenth-century aesthetics, in this session we move on from the eclectic lithography and caricature of Daumier to look at the Impressionist movement. We respond to T.J. Clark’s The Painting of Modern Life, which takes up the argument that the ‘form of the new art is inseparable from its content – “those forms of objective bourgeois recreations in the 1860s and 1870s”’. We also read a selection of criticism from Michael Fried on Matisse and the relationship between..... read more




Research seminar: Early Modern

Europe 1600-1800 in 1000 Objects

Monday, 17 February 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Lesley Miller (V&A)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



ICMA at The CouRtauld Lecture Series 2013-14

Patriarchal Lectionaries of Constantinople

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

evangelist John at a scriptorium
Miniature of the evangelist John in the Jaharis Lectionary. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Purchase, Mary and Michael Jaharis Gift and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2007 (2007.286)

Speaker(s): Professor Robert Nelson (Robert Lehman Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Joanna Cannon

The Greek Gospel lectionary, containing those passages read during the liturgy and arranged according to the church calendar, has long been of interest to art historians. Earlier attempts to study it did not produce lasting results until the basic text of these manuscripts began to be explored. That research has gathered momentum in recent years, thanks especially to the work of Professor John Lowden, and has coalesced around the concept of the Patriarchal lectionary, created for the use of Hagia Sophia during the.....read more




Faculty seminar

Edibility of the Beautiful: Palate and Poetry in Early Modern Iran

Thursday 20 February 2014

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching and curatorial staff, RSVP by 12 February for catering purposes to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This research project explores the visuality of taste, the link between the proverbial artist palette and the palate. Food and cooking have always been implicitly implicated in the scholarly corpus on Islamic luxury objects of utility that are, incidentally, dominated by the culinary categories of utensils and vessels. Depictions of such objects in mural and book paintings garner general assumptions about status and utility of such vessels.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

The Camera and the Comintern: the Journeys of Early Soviet Film to Paris, 1917-1939

Monday, 24 February 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Eva Bezverkhny (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



sacred Traditions and the Arts seminar

Meet the Ten Thousand Buddhas of Dunhuang: an Exploration of Caves 260 and 263

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

18.00 - 19.30, Lecture Theatre S -2.08, Strand Campus, Kings College London

man examining wall painting with diagnostic equipment
Non-invasive diagnostic investigation of Cave 263 in Mogao, Dunhuang, China




Speaker(s): Kate Crosby (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London) and Giovanni Verri (Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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

This paper will present diagnostic investigations undertaken by The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Dunhuang Academy at Caves 260 and 263 in Mogao, Dunhuang, China. It will discuss issues of original technique as well as conservation challenges related to the wall paintings and the architectural sculpture.....read more



Research seminar: History of Photography

Eighty Years of Czech Surrealist Photography

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

detail from book cover in red, black and grey - Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia
Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days
co-written by Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson and Ian Walker, and published by Ashgate Press (detail of book cover)




Speaker(s): Krzysztof Fijalkowski (Norwich University), Michael Richardson (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Professor Ian Walker (University of South Wales)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sylwia Serafinowicz and Professor Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld)

The Surrealist Group in Czechoslovakia was founded in 1934 and is still going strong as the Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists. Throughout this period, photography has played a central role in the activity of the group. This seminar celebrates the publication of the first book in English to look in detail at this unique body of work: Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days, co-written by Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson and Ian Walker, and published by Ashgate Press.....read more



Research Forum Visiting Professor Programme seminar

War Memorials of the Great War: Britain, France, Germany

Thursday, 27 February 2014

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

war monument - showing family in mourning
Monument aux morts Bully les mines Pas de Calais. Photo: Jay Winter

Speaker(s): Jay Winter (Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to postgraduate students and teaching staff. First-come-first-served.

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

The twentieth century began with an explosion of industrialized violence the world had never seen before. Of the ten million men who died in uniform, half have no known graves. War became more than a killing machine. It became a vanishing act. This seminar explores the ways in which war memorials in Britain, France, and Germany marked this revolution in warfare and provided sites of mourning for the millions who lost sons, husbands, lovers, brothers, friends during the war.....read more





Research Forum Visiting Professor Programme Lecture

The Face of War in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Friday, 28 February 2014

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

animal-cum-bird-like configuration of an angel or human
Paul Klee (1897–1940), Angelus Novus, 1920. India ink, coloured chalk, and brown wash on paper, 318 x 242 mm. Gift of Fania and Gershom Scholem, Jerusalem, John Herring, Marlene and Paul Herring, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, New York. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Speaker(s): Jay Winter (Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University)

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

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

In painting, sculpture and installation art in many parts of the world today, war is no longer con-figured through the human face. In part this is a reflection of internal changes in the arts, but in part it is a reflection of the changing nature of war. In 1914, war had a human face – the face of the generation of soldiers who fought and died on the battlefields of the Great War. But over time, the faces of those who have fought war and at times of those who have become its victims have faded slowly from view. The way many of us see war today, believes Jay Winter, is very different from the way the men and women of 1914-18 saw it. And since what we see matters much more than what we read, it is of some importance to trace the nature and consequences of this flight from figuration, this occlusion of the human face and form, in representations.....read more




Research seminar: Early Modern

Myth, Metamorphosis and Human Nature in Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione's Circe

Monday, 3 March 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Anita Sganzerla (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



sHows of LONdon

Nineteenth-century Reading Group Meeting:

Nineteenth-century Aesthetics

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

18.15, Research Forum South Room (note time)

Speaker(s): Curated by Dr David Russell (King’s College London)

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

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) with Professor Clare Pettitt and Dr Adelene Buckland (Kings College London)

The two Spring 2014 sessions follow on from the previous semester’s topic, ‘The Aesthetic Turn’, as we continue to discuss how nineteenth-century thinking on aesthetics might resonate with very recent work in this field. In previous seminars, discussion moved from claims for the revolutionary potential of particular artistic works, through a reading of Aisthesis (2013) by Jacques Rancière; to exploring questions around eccentric.....read more



The 2014 CouRtauld Institute of Art POstgraduate Symposium
Showcasing New Research

Thursday 6 and Friday, 7 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March: 10.00 - 18.15

Friday, 7 March: 12.00 - 17.35

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

sculpture of friars reading booksPhoto: Harriette Peel Speaker(s): include keynote from Professor Whitney Davis (UC Berkeley), plus Thomas Ardill, James Alexander Cameron, Jessica Barker, Marie Collier, Nicola Jennings, Anna Koopstra, Anya Matthews, Irene Noy, Gosia Osinska, Katerina Pantelides.....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Research Forum Postgraduate Advisory Group and PhD students

The 2014 Postgraduate Symposium presents the latest research from third year PhD students at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Representing the broad range of research projects carried out at The Courtauld, it provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the students’ current work, promoting new dialogues across a diverse breadth of subjects, time periods and methodologies. Organised thematically in order to bring together often overlooked common threads of argument, or interpretation, it will engage a.....read more



Conservation and ARt historical analysis


Monday 10 March 2014

12.00 – 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Venus, partially bare-breasted, examines herself in a mirror
T
oilet of Venus. follower of Titian. Oil on canvas. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London




Speaker(s): Research Forum Research Associates Alice Aurand, Sarah Bayliss, Alexandra Fliege; Susie Green, Sally Higgs, Alexander Noelle Esther van der Hoorn and Morgan Wylder

Ticket/entry details: Open to The Courtauld Institute of Art's academic staff and postgraduate students. Booking is required by 17.00, Wednesday 5 March. Email.....

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott, Professor Aviva Burnstock and Dr Karen Serres

Four pairs of Research Associates, each composed of a graduate student from the department of Conservation and Technology and one studying art history, are investigating paintings from The Courtauld Gallery and other collections in advance of conservation treatment. They will each introduce the issues and report the initial findings of their technical and art historical examination in a 20-minute presentation, followed by a short discussion.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Threads of Protest

Monday, 10 March 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson (University of California, Berkeley; and Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

This seminar considers questions of handmaking and process within late twentieth-century craft practices, looking in particular at works that blur the lines between protest and art. It considers thread- and yarn-based pieces in the 1970s as well as how such materials have been resignified for recent feminist and queer artists.....read more



AAH 2014 COnference Preview

Papers by Courtauld Institute of Art postgraduates

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

10.00 - 13.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Courtauld doctoral students Zehra Jumabhoy, Kaija Kaitavuori, Liz Kim, Laura Sanders and Michaela Zöschg

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

The AAH 2014 Conference Preview is an opportunity for PhD students at The Courtauld to share their research and receive scholarly feedback on their papers prior to presenting them at the AAH Conference. Speakers have been awarded fellowships to support their participation. The AAH 40th Annual Conference & Bookfair will take place at: Royal College of Art, London, 10 - 12 April 2014. (For further information about the Association..... read more



Spring 2014 Friends Lecture Series

Documenting Modernity: Fashion, Film and Image in America & Europe, 1920 - 1945:

The Quintessential Billie Holiday

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Photo of Billie Holiday CDs with her face on the front
Photo: Syd Shelton




Speaker(s): Professor Carol Tulloch (Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

Billie Holiday’s prowess as a ‘jazz musician’ remains prevalent today. The coverage in November 2013 by the BBC of the song Strange Fruit and its resonance since Billie Holiday first performed it at Café Society in 1939 is exemplary of this. Billie Holiday recorded the song on 20 April of that year. On the other side of the vinyl.....read more



research seminar: Medieval Work In Progress

Illuminating History in the Anglo-Norman World

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Laura Cleaver (Trinity College, Dublin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



TeRra Foundation for American Art Visiting PRofessor

Flip, Linger, Glide: The Movements of Magazine Pictures and Their Publics, c. 1915

Thursday, 13 March 2014

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room


woman reading a book
Coles Phillips, cover design, Good Housekeeping, February 1915



Speaker(s): Jennifer A Greenhill (Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris; and Associate Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This lecture bypasses the reductive taste concepts that have ghettoized periodical illustration in art historical scholarship by focusing on the experience of engaging with it. Although some scholars have worked to legitimate illustration by treating it as fine art, this approach leaves to one side its intimate engagement with the viewer’s body.....read more



Exhibiting research IX

How are Conservation Decisions Reached? The Dialogue between Curator and Conservator

Friday, 14 March 2014

18.00 - 19.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): include Dean Sully (Lecturer in Conservation, University College London), Rica Jones (Conservator, formerly of Tate's Conservation Department), Titika Malkogeorgou (Associate, UCL Centre for Museums, Heritage & Material Culture Studies, formerly Visiting Researcher at the V&A)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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

With this in mind we would like to explore the way in which conservation practices and curatorial decisions intersect with each other in the museum context. We ask how conservation decisions are reached, and what the relationship is between the curator and conservator, between curating and conservation. Who is, or should be.....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Mastering the Landscape: Survey and Large-scale Drawing in Early Modern France

Monday, 17 March 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Anthony Gerbino (University of Manchester)

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

Practices of Contemporary Art: A Pragmatic Approach to a New Artistic Paradigm

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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

Book cover

Speaker(s): Professor Nathalie Heinich

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Kaija Kaitavuori and Liz Kim with Prof Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art) in cooperation with the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni. Sponsored in part by the Sfumato Foundation.

Professor Nathalie Heinich, the author of the forthcoming book Le Paradigme de l’art contemporain. Structures d’une révolution artistique will present her thesis that contemporary art represents a new paradigm in the sense defined by Thomas Kuhn, American historian of science. In order to do this, she approaches art with tools from ‘pragmatic sociology’: she is undertaking a close observation of the material, social, juridical and axiological conditions under which objects may be treated as artworks. read more





eXHIBIT 'A'. Russian Art: Exhibitions, Collections and ARchives

Conference

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 March 2014
Friday, 21 March: 14.15 - 17.45 (with registration from 13.45)
Saturday, 22 March: 10.00 - 17.40 (with registration from 09.30)
Kenneth Clark lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Portrait of Pavel Tretyakov surrounded by paintings in theTretyakov Gallery
Ilia Repin, Portrait of Pavel Tretyakov, 1901 (detail). Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Speaker(s): Galina Elbrusovna Abasova (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Mikhail Mikhailovich Allenov (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Rosalind P. Blakesley (University of Cambridge).......

Ticket/entry details: £25 (£15 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOK ONLINE.....

Organised by: Natalia Budanova (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Jenn Brewin (University of Cambridge) in collaboration with Moscow Lomonosov State University and the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre

EXHIBIT ‘A’. Russian art: Exhibitions, collections and archives, is the second international joint conference of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) and the Department of History of Art (Faculty of History), Moscow Lomonosov State University. The first conference in this on-going collaborative project, The Russian Avant-Garde in the European Cultural Context, was held at the Department of History of Art of Moscow Lomonosov State University in March 2013. Participants presented papers exploring aspects of Russian avant-garde art, focusing on its encounters with and representation read more





Future conferences


Religion, Art and Conflict: Disputes, Destruction and Creation

 

CALL FOR PROJECT PARTICIPANTS

Deadline 17 March 2014

Angel with flowing robes playing a horn
English 15th-century stained glass image of an angel with evidence of iconoclast damage.  Private collection, London

Events as follows:

Closed workshop on Friday 20 June 2014

Conference on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December 2014

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Throughout history religion and belief have been the catalyst for the creation of great buildings and works of art. However, religious art has frequently been disputed, despised and destroyed. Members are sought for a research group that will examine the role of reform, ideology and conflict in the destruction and preservation of religious art and architecture. The group will also investigate how theological disputes and religious conflicts have been the impetus for new intellectual and creative approaches to the visual and material arts.....read more




Converging on the Object: The Courtauld Metal Bag

Conference

Saturday 10 May, timings tba

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Speaker(s): Dr. Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Dr. Alexandra Gerstein (The Courtauld Gallery of Art), Mrs. Diana Heath (Independent Conservator), Dr. Judith Pfeiffer (Oxford University), Dr. Ruba Kana`an (The Aga Khan Museum), Professor Paul D. Buell (Max Plank Institute, Berlin), Dr. Ladan Akbarnia (British Museum), Ms. Jananna Al-Ani (visual artist, London).

Ticket/Entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions). Online booking will open shortly.

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Converging on the Object: The Courtauld Metal Bag symposium is part of the Research Forum programming at the Courtauld Institute of Art and takes place toward the closing of the Courtauld Gallery of Art’s exhibition Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq, 20 February - 18 May 2014. The Courtauld metal bag directs our attention to its materiality, the way it was made and the manner in which it connects a historical past to a vibrant visual present. It directs our attention to broad cultural geographies asking us to consider it through diverse scholarly and artistic disciplinary fields. The symposium Converging on the Object: the Courtauld metal bag brings together speakers who will reflect on their close study of the object itself and who will consider the evidence of transcultural thinking in the time and place of the bag’s making: the post-Mongol period of the Il-Khanid court culture in the early 14th-century Iran and Iraq... read more


 

more to follow.....








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