marie-louise von motesiczky (1906-1996) exile and agency

Friday, 27 May 2011
15.00 - 18.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

This event has been made possible by the generous support of The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Self-Portrait with Red Hat, 1938Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Self-Portrait with Red Hat, 1938, oil on canvas, 51 x 36 cm, ©The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

Speaker(s): Edmund de Waal; Sander L. Gilman (Emory University); Jill Lloyd; Sean Rainbird (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart); Ines Schlenker
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but advance booking is required by Wednesday 25 May. Please contact:
Organised by: Dr. Shulamith Behr (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Further information:
From its foundation in 1992, the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust has fostered research into the life and work of this remarkable woman artist who was born in Vienna, going into enforced exile with her mother in 1938, first in the Netherlands, then in Britain in 1939. To mark the occasion of the publication of the catalogue raisonné of her paintings, the Trust and the Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, have organised a seminar on 27 May 2011.

The proceedings will be chaired by Shulamith Behr and will include an introduction by Sean Rainbird (Director, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart) and a keynote lecture by Sander L. Gilman (Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emory University), author of over seventy books, his recent edited volume, Race and Contemporary Medicine: Biological Facts and Fictions (Routledge), appearing in 2008. There will be papers by art historians Ines Schlenker (author of the Catalogue Raisonné of the works of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Hudson Hills, NY, 2009) and Jill Lloyd, well-known exponent of German Expressionism and author of The Undiscovered Expressionist. A Life of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (Yale University Press, 2007). These will explore Motesiczky’s relationship to the artistic and literary exile milieu in London, her quest for self- expression, as well as conveying the state of research in progress. The ceramicist Edmund de Waal, related to the Motesiczky family and author of the Costa Biography Award-winning book The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Chatto-Windus, 2010), will provide concluding remarks. The seminar will be followed by a reception and viewing of publications.

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