Peripheral Visions: Lecture Series on Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Contemporary Art

Art and the Economy

The Myth of a Global Art Market

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

book cover - contemporary art and its commercial markets - by maria lind and  olav velthuisSpeaker(s): Dr Olav Velthuis (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Kaija Kaitavuori and Liz Kim with Prof Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art). Sponsored in part by the Sfumato Foundation

In the new millennium, the market for contemporary art has transformed into a global enterprise, or so it seems. Chinese and Russian collectors are driving up price levels at Sotheby’s and Christie’s; art fairs have become the favorite pastime for a global cosmopolitan elite, while London and New York superdealers have opened branches in multiple cities, including Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. These global dynamics are limited to a small top segment of the market, however. Power struggles..... read more





Research seminar: Art & Vision Science

Scientific Connections

Thursday, 24 April 2014

18.00 - 19.15, Research Forum South Room

Viewer examining moving image of grid of white light
Madi Boyd, The Point of Perception (detail), 2009-2013

Speaker(s): Nicola Triscott (The Arts Catalyst) and Madi Boyd (installation and video artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Launching The Courtauld’s new Art & Vision Science seminar series, Nicola Triscott, director of The Arts Catalyst, describes an extraordinary cultural moment, in which artists and scientists are developing collaborative responses to scientific questions and human dilemmas. Her talk draws on 20 years of groundbreaking projects at one of the UK’s leading commissioning arts organisations.....read more





Richard McDougall Workshop Summer 2014

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

Monday, 28 April 2014

10.00 - 14.15, The Courtauld Gallery and IMAF Centre for the Study of Drawings

Lake waters and cloudy sky in blues and greys
Joseph Mallord William Turner, On Lake Lucerne looking towards Fluelen, c. 1841. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London




Speaker(s): include Hugh Belsey (independent scholar), David Blayney Brown (Tate Britain), Colin Harrison (Ashmolean Museum) and Timothy Wilcox (independent scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, places are free but due to very limited space advance booking is essential.....

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott and Dr Rachel Sloan (The Courtauld)

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany, the first display organised jointly by The Courtauld Gallery and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, brings together 28 major drawings and watercolours from both collections. The display represents a rare occasion on which to view works by British and German Romantic artists in conversation with each.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Belgrade's Student Cultural Centre and the 'International Artists' Strike

Monday, 28 April 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Marko Ilic (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland Annual Lecture 2014

Romanesque Sculpture: Contexts and Perceptions from Lincoln and Pavia to Moissac and Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Human, animal and avian figures decorate the Romanesque church porch
Entrance to the abbey church of Saint-Pierre at Moissac in the ancient County of Toulouse. Photo (detail): courtesy of Peter Coffman.

Speaker(s): Professor Eric Fernie (Honorary Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Karen Impey and Jill Franklin

The lecture is divided into two parts, concerning form and content respectively. The first discusses what is special about Romanesque sculpture and how it could have arisen, with particular reference to its relationship to the buildings it adorns. This section also examines the theory that architectural sculpture was developed out of church furniture.

The section on content considers a number of examples, including capitals in the cloister at Moissac, carvings on the façade of San Michele in Pavia, and a relief on the Puerta de las Platerias at Santiago de Compostela.....read more





Research seminar: MeDieval Work in Progress

‘Soli Deo honor et gloria': Reinterpreting the Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Late Medieval England

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Michael Carter (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



Documenting Fashion: Re-thinking the experience and representation of Dress

Tuesday, 06 May 2014

11.00 - 16.45, Research Forum South Room (with registration from 10.30)

two women in 50s-style dress, hats, coats, gloves on fashion catwalk
Photographer unknown. Fashion for Beaux and Belles - 22 (detail).Courtesy London College of Fashion Archives



Speaker(s): include keynotes by Dr Rebecca Arnold (The Courtauld) and Beatrice Behlen (Museum of London).....

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Booking in advance required. Now fully booked and with a waiting list; please contact researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you.....

Organised by: Andrew W Mellon Foundation MA 2013/14: Documenting Fashion: Dress, Film and Image in Europe & America, 1920-45, The Courtauld, in collaboration with Fashion Research Network and Royal College of Art.....

This Study Day explores the relationship between personal experiences of dress and the more publically recognised fashion spectacle as it is communicated, staged, and mythologized through diverse media....read more





Research seminar: Renaissance

The Sixena Pax: Goldwork, Politics and Gift Exchange at the Court of Charles VI in Paris, c. 1400

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Samantha Darell (independent scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr. Scott Nethersole



Research seminar: Persian and Islamic Arts: Transcultural Geographies

Seventeenth-century Oil Paintings on Canvas from Safavid Iran: People from ‘Parts Unknown’

Thursday, 8 May 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Georgian Lady in XVIIth-Century Persian Court Dress
A Georgian Lady in XVIIth Century Persian Court Dress (detail). Isfahan (?) about 1630-50 (?). Tehran, Sa'adabad Museum of Fine Arts

Speaker(s): Dr. Eleanor Sims (Independent Scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie

A small number of nearly life-size oil-painted canvases surely dating from the second half of the 17th century still present issues of interpretation and intention. They show men and women dressed in Persian clothing, but the figures stand in richly furnished European settings with an array of luxurious European goods. At first glance they are unsettling in the extreme. Some – five -- made an "appearance" in the summer of 1976 in London; another pair had actually been displayed at the great Persian exhibition in Burlington House in 1931 but then disappeared from sight, until the summer of 1974. Several.....read more





Leonardo da vinci society annual lecture 2014

Analysing Leonardo: New Research on his Practice of Painting

Friday, 9 May 2014

18.00 - 19.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Detail infra-red reflectogram mosaic of the Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci
Detail infra-red reflectogram mosaic of the Virgin of the Rocks, by Leonardo da Vinci and collaborators, c. 1491-1508, National Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Dr Ashok Roy (Director of Scientific Research, National Gallery, London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Francis Ames-Lewis (Birkbeck)

In comparison with other great painters of the European tradition, our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci’s technical practices for his easel paintings has advanced quite slowly in the 20th and 21st centuries. This is partly because of the rarity of his autograph works, their often unfinished nature, and the relative infrequency of conservation treatments of Leonardo’s paintings and, therefore, a lack of opportunity for accompanying scientific study under favourable conditions. The full-scale conservation treatments of the Virgin of the Rocks in London (at the National Gallery between 2009–11) and the Virgin and Child with St Anne (at the Musée du Louvre, carried out at Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France [C2RMF].....read more




Converging on the Object: The Courtauld Metal Bag

Conference

Saturday 10 May 2014

10.00 - 17.45 (with registration from 09.30), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

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

Courtauld Metal Bag
Metal bag, brass, inlaid with gold and silver, Mosul, ca 1300-30, Il-Khanid dynasty in Greater Iran and Iraq. The Courtauld Gallery, London.

Speaker(s): Dr. Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld), Dr. Alexandra Gerstein (The Courtauld), Mrs. Diana Heath (Independent Conservator), Dr. Judith Pfeiffer (Oxford University), Dr. Ruba Kana`an (The Aga Khan Museum).....

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

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld)

Converging on the Object: The Courtauld Metal Bag symposium is part of the Research Forum programming at Tthe 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.... read more




Conservation and Art Historical Analysis Workshop

Monday, 12 May 2014

12.00 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Venus, partially bare-breasted looks at herself in the mirror
Toilet 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: The Courtauld Institute of Art's academic and gallery staff and postgraduate students. Booking essential by 12noon, Wednesday 7 May. Email.....

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

This is the second of two presentations by this year's Research Associates. 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 report on the developments and results of their technical and art historical.....read more



Research seminar:
Early Modern

Images Made by Contagion. The Dermatological Waxes of the Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris

Monday, 12 May 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Mechthild Fend (University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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



Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow lecture

Titian Peale’s Butterfly Projects and the Book of Nature: Presentation and Representation

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

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

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

Throughout his life, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885) was obsessed with butterflies, ultimately creating thousands of drawings, lithographs, oil paintings, and over a hundred butterfly boxes bound in leather and marbled paper, their specimens preserved between panes of glass. In his writings and artistic enterprises, Peale’s work reveals anxieties about the limits of human representation and textual description, as the artist-naturalist sought new ways to portray the complexities of nature and God’s creation. This talk.....read more



Research seminar: MeDieval Work in Progress

Rediscovering Thomas of Bayeux’s Minster at York

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Norton (University of York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



architectures of Knowledge: Objects and Inventories in the Pre-modern World


Thursday, 15 May 2014

11.15 - 17.30 (with registration from 10.45), Research Forum South Room

Figures praying, some kneeling
Detail of the tympanum of the Duomo of San Giovanni, Monza, fourteenth century. © Stefania Gerevini




Speaker(s): Keynote: Valentina Izmirlieva (Columbia University). Others include: Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute), Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld), Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge), Philippe Cordez.....

Ticket/entry details: £10 (£5 students, Courtauld staff/students, concessions). BOOK ONLINE.....

Organised by: Drs Stefania Gerevini and Tom Nickson (The Courtauld. Co-funded by the Economic History Society

The technological transformations brought about by the Internet have given unprecedented political, social and economic relevance to questions of management, transmission and organisation of knowledge. They have focused public attention on the importance of.....read more




sound art curating conference


Thursday 15 and Friday 16 May 2014 (timings to be advised)

Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Saturday 17 May 2014 (timings to be advised)

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

dates and times of Sound Art Curating conference with image depicting sound - parallel circular lines in a triangle

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: Free and open to all. Register online: http://ocradst.org/soundartcurating/registration

Organised by: James Bulley (Goldsmiths, University of London), Jonathan Munro (Watermans Art Centre), Irene Noy (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Ozden Sahin (Goldsmiths, University of London) in collaboration with Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology (OCR) .

Traditionally, the curator has been affiliated to the modern museum as the persona who manages an archive, and arranges and communicates knowledge to an audience, according to fields of expertise (art, archaeology, cultural or natural history etc.). However, in the later part of the 20th century the role of the curator changes – first on the art-scene and later in other more traditional institutions – into a more free-floating, organizational and ’constructive’ activity that allows the curator to create and design new wider.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Mr. Tatlin in Berlin. German Architects and Artists and the Imagining of the Russian Revolution 1917-1921

Monday, 19 May 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Nicholas Bueno de Mesquita (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Art, Architecture and the Friars: New Work and Future Prospects

Conference

Friday 23 May 2014

10.00 - 17.40 (with registration from 09.30), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (tbc)

St Dominic and St Francis
St Dominic, St Francis, and St Margaret of Hungary. Giovanni di Bartolomeo Cristiani, Praesentatio electorum, S. Domenico, Pistoia (detail)

Speaker(s): and respondents include: Paul Binski (University of Cambridge), Claudia Bolgia (University of Edinburgh), Caroline Bruzelius (Duke University), Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld.....

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

Organised by: A Giotto’s O conference organised by Dr Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld) and co-sponsored by The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum and the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge

The imminent or recent appearance of a number of books and doctoral theses focusing on art and architecture associated with the orders of friars in Italy provides the opportunity to reflect on basic questions. These new and forthcoming publications confirm the friars’ decisive role in shaping the visual culture of late medieval.....read more





Research seminar: MeDieval Work in Progress
What Alfonso X’s Works Tell us about the Dissemination of his Manuscripts

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Kirstin Kennedy (Victoria & Albert Museum))

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson



The Mosaics of Thessaloniki REvisited

Conference

Friday, 30 May 2014

10.00-18.15 (with registration from 09.30), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

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

Mosaics of Thessaloniki
Photo: © The Mosaics of Thessaloniki, 4th-14th century (Athens: Kapon editions, 2012), fig. 75



Speaker(s): Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Beat Brenk (University of Basel), Jas Elsner (University of Oxford), Hjalmar Torp (University of Oslo), Charalambos Bakirtzis (A. G. Leventis Foundation), Robin Cormack.....

Ticket/Entry details: £12 (£7 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions). BOOK ONLINE.....

Organised by: Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld and Myrto Hatzaki. Sponsored by the AG Leventis Foundation.

The mosaics of Thessaloniki provide the most comprehensive ensemble of Byzantine mosaics in the world, with examples from late antiquity right through to the fourteenth century. They present remarkable..... read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Fashion, Violence, and Colour: Interwar Modernity as an Assault to the Eyes

Monday, 2 June 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

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

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Research Forum Visiting Curator Lecture

Exhibitions as Arguments: Frameworks for Thinking about Contemporary Art

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): David Elliott (Artistic Director of 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists; Chairman of Triangle Arts Network/ Gasworks, London; Chairman of MOMENTUM, Berlin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This lecture analyses briefly four large thematic exhibitions curated by David Elliott between 1998 and the present. Taking place in different cities and continents and examining from different perspectives the condition of contemporary art, these exhibitions extended a range of arguments about the past as a platform for the contemporary as well as the need for a broad, receptive and discriminating approach towards the idea of aesthetic quality and how this relates to contemporary experience and art.



Peripheral Visions: Lecture Series on Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Contemporary Art

Social Sciences and Art History: Methodological Connections?

Panel discussion

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

17.30 (note time), Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Kaija Kaitavuori and Liz Kim with Professor Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art). Sponsored in part by the Sfumato Foundation

Series Introduction: Contemporary art extends beyond the visual and aesthetic and operates in multiple areas of human activity. In order to study contemporary art in its multifariousness, art historical research needs to reach beyond its disciplinary boundaries and make use of methodologies of other research traditions.This series.....read more



Research Forum Visiting Curator Seminar

Why Are [Large Thematic] Exhibitions Necessary? Positions and 'Non-Positions' in Contemporary Curatorship

Thursday, 5 June 2014

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): David Elliott (Artistic Director of 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists; Chairman of Triangle Arts Network/ Gasworks, London; Chairman of MOMENTUM, Berlin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to postgraduate students and teaching staff

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In this seminar curator David Elliott will address issues faced in contemporary curatorship and examine questions such as: What is the relationship between the public sphere and the art market and how do curators negotiate this? Who sets agendas for art exhibitions? The public or the curator? Why are there so few coherent thematic exhibitions of Contemporary Art?



Gerry Hedley Symposium

2014 Postgraduate Conservation Research

Monday 9 June 2014

10.00 - 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30am)

photo of Gerry Hedley
Gerry Hedley (1949 - 1990)

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: £20 (£15 concessions for students). Spaces are limited, so early booking is advisable. Deadline for bookings is 1 June. BOOK ONLINE.....
Organised by:
Alice Aurand, Sarah Bayliss, Sally Higgs, Sara Wohler and Morgan Wylder; the Second Year Students of Conservation and Technology, The Courtauld


The annuaI student-led conference is named after Gerry Hedley, a Reader at The Courtauld Institute of Art, who taught generations of Conservation students and was a leader in research before his death in 1990. This year the Gerry Hedley Student Symposium returns to The Courtauld Institute of Art for what promises to be an exciting event. It provides the students from all three UK institutions offering a postgraduate education in the conservation .....read more



Faculty Seminar

Title tbc

Thursday, 12 June 2014

16.30 (note time), Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Tom Nickson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open only to members of The Courtauld's teaching and curatorial staff. RSVP by 9 June for catering purposes to researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott



Retrotopia: 'Secretly I will Love you More'

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Photo-like video still of female Dutch settler from 1650s with white cap and lace collar
Andrew Putter, Secretly I Will Love You More, 2007 (still from video). Courtesy the artist.

Speaker(s): Professor Tamar Garb (Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art, University College London)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

This lecture juxtaposes two contemporary South African works, a landscape photograph by David Goldblatt and a video work by Andrew Putter. Each looks back at the putative ‘founding moment’ of South Africa’s history of segregation and sequestration, the 1650s, when the first Dutch settlers arrived at the Cape to establish a refreshment station and base.  The lecture contrasts two modes of looking back in order to invent a future that might have been and a past that could still be imagined.....read more





Research seminar: Renaissance

The Power of Invention: Renaissance Goldsmiths and 'disegno'

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Davide Gasparotto (Galleria Estense, Modena)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr. Scott Nethersole



Fifty Years After Panofsky's Tomb sculpture. New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material

Conference

Saturday, 21 June 2014

10.00 - 18.00 (with registration from 09.30), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

effigies of Portugal's King John I and Queen Philippa (marble?)
Tomb of King John I and Queen Philippa, Batalha (Portugal). Photo: © Jessica Barker


Speaker(s): Jessica Barker (The Courtauld), Marisa Costa (University of Lisbon), Martha Dunkelman (Canisius College), Shirin Fozi (University of Pittsburgh), Dr Phillip Lindley (University of Leicester), Professor Susie Nash.....
Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students, concessions). BOOK ONLINE.....
Organised by: Professor Susie Nash, Ann Adams and Jessica Barker (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Tomb Sculpture will remain....among the basic works which determine turning points in the history of our discipline’. (Review in Art Bulletin, 1967).

The Courtauld Institute of Art will be holding a one-day conference in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Erwin Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture: Four Lectures on its Changing Aspects from Ancient Egypt to Bernini, comprising the lectures.....read more




Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

A-YA's Critics and Conceptualisms: Finding a Language for Soviet Unofficial Art

Monday, 23 June 2014

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Elizaveta Butakova (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva



Sacred Traditions and the Arts seminar

The Art of The Decalogue

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

18.00 - 19.30, Research Forum South Room

(followed by a performance of Gareth Wilson's Decalogue in King's College Chapel from 19.40 - 20.30 by the Mousai Singers)

Circle of finger-like sculptures with clay human figure seated in centre
Liviu Mocan, Invitation/Decalogue, composition study bronze and clay w:43cm, h: 29 cm. 2009. Collection of Stephane and Claudine Couleru Switzerland.

Speaker(s): Gareth Wilson (Department of Music, King's College London; and Royal College of Music)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

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

Marking the 25th anniversary of Krzysztof Kieslowski's series of films, and the composition of a new work of choral music by Gareth Wilson entitled Decalogue, this special meeting of the Sacred Traditions and the Arts Seminar will examine artistic responses to the Ten Commandments .....read more



Gothic Ivories: Content and Context

Saturday 5 July 2014, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Sunday 6 July 2014, The British Museum, London

Possibly John the Baptist baptising Christ?
Detail from a leaf of a diptych. © The Trustees of the British Museum



Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: John Lowden, Catherine Yvard (The Courtauld's Gothic Ivories Project), Naomi Speakman (The British Museum)

Jointly organised by The British Museum and The Courtauld Gothic Ivories Project, this event follows on from the successful 2012 conference Gothic Ivories: Old Questions New Directions (V&A-Courtauld). Celebrating new research on Gothic ivory carving, papers will focus on a wide range of topics arising from the study of Gothic ivory carving and Embriachi pieces, related to the themes of content and context. Themed sessions will be dedicated to questions of iconography, sources and original use and.....read more



The Sum of Virtues: Sovereignty and Salvation at the Cartuja de Miraflores

Thursday, 10 July 2014

17.00 - 18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Woman in flowing robes seated on a throne
Detail of 'Fortitude' from the tomb of Juan II of Castile and Isabel of Portugal, carved by Gil de Siloe between 1489 and 1493 for the Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos.

Speaker(s): Dr Ronda Kasl (Curator of Colonial Latin American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson

In 1442 Juan II of Castile gave the royal palace of Miraflores, near Burgos, to the Carthusian order and designated the new monastery as his burial place. Ten years later, and just two months before the king’s death, Miraflores burned to the ground. Construction of the royal monastery, which languished during the troubled reign of Enrique IV, resumed with some urgency after his half-sister, Isabel, consolidated her claim to the throne in 1476. Notwithstanding the queen’s pious motives, the decision to finish the project was not without political utility. As a dynastic monument, built in the aftermath of a civil war, Miraflores functions in an important sense as an assertion of Isabel’s legitimacy. The queen’s involvement intensified in 1486 as the monastic church neared completion and plans were commissioned from Gil de Siloe for the tombs of her parents.....read more




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

Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art: On Vivan Sundaram’s “Late Style”

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (tbc)

Woman modelling dress and hat in black and red made from padded bras, blended fabric, lace
“Diva R-E-D” from Gagawaka, by Vivan Sundaram (padded bras, blended fabric, lace) 2011/12. (detail) Courtesy of the artist.

Speaker(s): Dr Saloni Mathur (Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles)

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

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

Saloni Mathur’s lecture will explore three recent projects by the Delhi-based artist, Vivan Sundaram, a leading figure of the post-1968 Indian avant-garde and a veteran of critical art practice in the subcontinent. In the first of these projects (Trash, 2008), the artist embraces garbage as a medium. In the latter two (Gagawaka, 2011/12 and Postmortem-After Gagawaka, 2013), he constructs wearable sculptural garments made from recyclables and found objects, and surrealist-like assemblages composed of aged mannequins and anatomical models. These.....read more



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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




 

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