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Speakers Include: Sarah Monks,
Bold, simple, bright and identifiably modern, Joseph Stannard’s Yarmouth Sands packs a remarkable visual punch. Through a close reading of this painting and its productive context (in Norwich, hom...
Speakers Include: Judith Clark,
Judith Clark will discuss her forthcoming exhibition (curated with psychoanalyst Adam Phillips) on aspects of The Vulgar to be staged at the Barbican Art Gallery in October 2016. Clark will discuss cu...
Speakers Include: Professor Reinhold Martin,
Speaking with a group of architects in 1967, Michel Foucault distinguished heterotopias, actually existing ‘other’ or ‘different’ spaces, from ‘fundamentally and essentially unreal’ utopia...
Speakers Include: Antony Griffiths,
Traditionally, the history of printmaking has fallen in the space between art history and the history of the book. Often ‘reproductive’ and multiple in nature, prints have long been marginalized i...
Speakers Include: Professor Ethan Matt Kavaler,
How were political art works able to mediate between rival interests, to enhance the power and presence of rulers while buttressing the competing rights and privileges of their subjects? And in what w...
Speakers Include: Katrien Vanagt, Eric Jorink,
A contemporary film on 17th century vision, followed by a discussion between the co-director, Katrien Vanagt, the historian of science Eric Jorink and the art historian Joanna Woodall. ‘Enter with m...
Speakers Include: Dr Anna Marazuela Kim,
Sculpture is a form of art that, paradoxically, involves a dynamic of making through breaking. As such, it exemplifies a process that might usefully be thematized as “creative destruction.” Taking...
Speakers Include: Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson,
Various Persian manuscripts dating from the 15th and 16th centuries contain illustrations and illuminations signed by their artists in minute script. Often these all-but-invisible signatures are tucke...
The Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium offers the opportunity for research students at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present and promote their research. This year’s them...