Visiting Professors and Curators
The Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Mellon MA Visiting Professor 2013-14 is Heather Norris Nicholson
Heather Norris Nicholson is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Visual and Oral History Research, University of Huddersfield. Her current interdisciplinary research focuses on issues of visual memory, identity, belonging and historical change within amateur visual culture, as developed in Amateur Films. Meaning and Practice 1927-1977 (Manchester University Press, 2012). Her interests in how social access to recreational filmmaking gradually widened explores aspects of family life, everyday and working lives, local and regional identity, leisure time and overseas travel. Wider interests explore issues of archival access, changing patterns of personal record making and also the visual politics of cultural representation as seen in earlier film-related writings on indigenous filmmaking and changing filmic identities, include Screening Culture: Meaning and Identity (ed.) (Lexington, 2003). She is part of the Oral History Journal’s editorial group, is fervently committed to bringing amateur film to wider audiences and is currently co-writing a book on Britain's pioneering twentieth century women amateur filmmakers.
The Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor in Spring 2014 is
Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include questions of artistic labor, feminism, queer theory, performance, photography, fabrication/production, and handicraft. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (University of California Press, 2009), and editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris (MIT Press, 2013). A scholar and critic, Bryan-Wilson has written about artists such as Laylah Ali, Ida Applebroog, Sadie Benning, the Cockettes, Sharon Hayes, Harmony Hammond, Cristóbal Lehyt, Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Yvonne Rainer, and Anne Wilson, in publications that include Art Bulletin, Artforum, differences, October, Oxford Art Journal, and many exhibition catalogs. Her article “Invisible Products” received the 2013 Art Journal award. She has held grants from the Getty, the Clark Art Institute, the Henry Moore Institute, and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Bryan-Wilson’s current book project is entitled Craft Crisis: Handmade Art and Activism since 1970.
The Research Forum Visiting Professor is Jay Winter who will be at The Courtauld in February 2014
Jay Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He was a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Lecturer, then Reader in Modern History at Cambridge from 1979-2001. He won an Emmy award as co-producer and historian of the 8-hour television series shown on the BBC and the American PBS in 1996, entitled The Great War and the shaping of the twentieth century. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995), published in French in 2007. With Antoine Prost, he is author of The Great War in History (2004) and René Cassin and the Rights of Man. From the Great War to the Universal Declaration (2013). He is editor-in-chief of the three-volume Cambridge History of the First World War, published in French in 2013 and in English in 2014. He is a founder of the Historial de la grande guerre, the museum of the Great War at Péronne, Somme, France.
The Research Forum Visiting Conservator for 2013-14
David Elliott is a curator and writer who has directed contemporary art museums and related institutions in Oxford, Stockholm, Tokyo, Istanbul, Sydney and Kiev. He is currently Artistic Director of A Time for Dreams, the IV International Biennale of Young Art, to open in Moscow in June 2014, co-curator of PANDAMONIUM: New Media Art from Shanghai (on show in Berlin at present), and associate curator of the Hors Piste Film Festival in Tokyo. He is also working on two traveling exhibitions for the UK and USA and on a book Art and Trousers: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Asian Art to be published in 2015.
He was President of CIMAM (the International Committee of ICOM for museums of modern and contemporary art) from 1998 to 2004, and is currently President of the Board of Triangle Art Network/Gasworks in London, Chairman of MOMENTUM in Berlin, a member of the Asia Advisory Board of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and a Visiting Professor in Curatorship at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.
A specialist in Soviet and Russian avant-garde, as well as in modern and contemporary Asian art, he has published widely in these fields as well as on many other aspects of contemporary art. In 2008-10 he was Artistic Director of the 17th Biennale of Sydney and in 2011-12 directed the inaugural International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Kiev, Ukraine. He has also advised the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charitable Trust on the development of the Central Police Station heritage site into a centre for contemporary art.