ART, CRAFT, AND THE FIN-DE-SIECLE: BRITAIN AND RUSSIA (PART II)

The End of Empire: Women Artists in Britain and Russia, 1880-1917


Friday 9 January 2015, 14.00 – 18.30 (with registration from 13.30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


Painting of women working in the nineteenth century Elena Polenova, Anatomy Students, oil on canvas, 81,5 ? 124, Polenovo Museum-Reserve.





Speaker(s): Natalya Polenova (Director, V. D Polenov State Museum-Reserve), Galina Mardilovich (Independent Scholar), Natalia Budanova (The Courtauld Institute of Art)...

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

Organised by: Dr Natalia Murray (The Courtauld) and Louise Hardiman (University of Cambridge)

In the second half of the 19th century women became dominant players in the art scene in both Britain and Russia. At the turn of the 19-20th centuries women in both countries became prominent as progressive sculptors, applied artists and painters. Women’s......read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

How Not to be Seen: A Politics of Opacity in the Digital Age

Monday, 12 January 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jessie Robertson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

In the wake of the 2011 Occupy movement and the continuing fallout from the 2013 Snowden revelations, the realities of mass data surveillance have become impossible to ignore. The Internet, remotely piloted drones, biometric facial recognition technologies and algorithmic standardisations now form a mass-scale transparency machine, whose power and influence is expanding and evolving constantly. In reaction to this, many artists are choosing to explore an aesthetics of opacity, evasion and nonexistence as a means of.....read more



Spring 2015 Friends Lecture Series

Visual Cultures of Iran: New Perspectives:

Figures on the Edge: The Divan of Sultan Ahmad Jalayir

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

17.30 - 18.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Angels in gold clouds decorate a calligraphic script
Angels Amidst Clouds (detail). Probably Baghdad, ca. 1390s. Ink and gold on paper. Freer Gallery of Art, Purchase F1932.33



Speaker(s): Dr Massumeh Farhad (Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld)

Considered one of the masterpieces of medieval Persian art, the Divan of Sultan Ahmad Jalayir in the Freer Gallery of Art is the earliest extant collection of poetry of a reigning monarch in the Islamic world. Its eight enigmatic marginal compositions set new standards in the so-called qalam-siyahi or black ink technique and introduced an unprecedented taste for pictorial lyricism that continued to define Persian aesthetics for at least a century....read more



Research seminar: Renaissance

Colour in Line: Titian and Printmaking

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

17.30 Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Matthas Wivel (The National Gallery)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Guido Rebecchini

The seminar will examine Titian’s often overlooked activities as a print designer, producer, and entrepreneur. A survey of his career as seen through prints, whether designed and produced by him, made by others with his sanction, or entirely independently of him, will tie this aspect of his work to his more central activities as a painter. In addition to.....read more



Joseph Kosuth in Conversation with Sarah Wilson and Anthony Downey

Friday, 16 January 2015
18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Joseph Kosuth (artist), Anthony Downey (Director of Contemporary Art,  Sotheby's Institute, London), and Professor Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Professor Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld)

Organised by: Professor Sarah Wilson

This conversation coincides with Joseph Kosuth's exhibition, Amnesia: Various, Illuminated, at Spruth Magers London, 26 November 2014 to 14 February 2015




IMMEDIATIONS

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Courtauld's Peer-reviewed Postgraduate Research Journal

Saturday 17 January 2015

09.30 – 17.35 (with registration from 09.00). Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Logo with enormous number 10 Speaker(s): Jocelyn Anderson (The Courtauld Institute of Art); James Boaden (University of York); Laura Cleaver (Trinity College, Dublin); Katie Faulkner (The Courtauld...

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOKING NOW OPEN!

Organised by: Harriette Peel, Eva Bezverkhny, Marie Collier, Jessica Eisenthal, Lily Foster, Lydia Hansell, Laura Sanders, and Maria Alessia Rossi (The Courtauld )

Immediations—The Courtauld Institute of Art’s peer-reviewed postgraduate research journal—celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2014. The first research journal to be produced by The Courtauld Institute of Art since its inception in 1932, Immediations has spent its first decade publishing innovate research from across the entire span of art history—chronological, methodological and geographical.....read more




Research seminar: Early Modern

Urbanities and Strategies of Public Space:

Agra, Capital of The Mughal Empire and Utopia of The Past

Monday, 19 January 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Ebba Koch (University of Vienna)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie

The lecture presents a reconstruction of Mughal Agra which became in the early 16th century the first capital of the Mughal empire. Based on her groundbreaking fieldwork and research of over thirty years Professor Koch shows that the nucleus of the city had a suburban character. It consisted of formal gardens and garden palaces of the elite lining the river Yamuna on both sides. That the Taj Mahal  (1632-43) was built as part of this urban scheme had  an impact on its plan  and design....read more




research forum Visiting Curator Lecture

What Happened Around 1430?

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Figure in armour with blue cloak
Konrad Witz, Sibechai (detail), ca. 1435, Basel, Kunstmuseum. Courtesy: Kunstmuseum Basel)

Speaker(s): Dr. Stephan Kemperdick (Curator of Early Netherlandish and Early German Painting, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The years around 1430 marked a fundamental change in northern European painting. Jan van Eyck and a few other Netherlandish artists developed new ways of representing aspects of the visible world. It was especially the mimetic rendering of optical sensations such as glow, transparency, cast shadows or aerial perspective that had been unknown in painting before, and their introduction amounted to a paradigm shift in the pictorial arts....read more




Research seminar: MeDieval Work in Progress

Trecento Images in Seicento Bologna: Towards an Aesthetics of the Miraculous

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jessica N. Richardson (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson

This talk examines the reception and perception of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century monumental painting and sculpture in Bologna beginning in the fifteenth century and culminating in the drawings and descriptions of fifty such sacred images in the city ‘catalogued’ in two manuscripts by the Bolognese artist Francesco Cavazzoni in the first decade of the seventeenth century. The paper seeks to place the rare penning.....read more



research forum Visiting Curator Seminar

The History of the Ghent Altarpiece After its Completion

Thursday, 22 January 2015

16.00 - 18.00, Research Forum South Room

the Angel Gabriel
Michiel Coxcie, Gabriel, copy after the Ghent Altarpiece (detail), 1558, Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts. ©: Bruxelles, MRBA.

Speaker(s): Dr. Stephan Kemperdick (Curator of Early Netherlandish and Early German Painting, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

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

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

The Ghent Altarpiece, created by Jan van Eyck and probably also by his brother Hubert, has for centuries been regarded as the true cornerstone of Early Netherlandish painting and, until the 19th century, even as the first work ever that was painted in oils. Accordingly, it presumably has caused more commentaries in historical times than any other painting from northern Europe before 1800. In the seminar, the different reactions to the work, both in literature and visual arts, shall be investigated, especially with..read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Le Corbusier’s Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux: Experiencing the Immersive Montage

Monday, 26 January 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jenna Lundin (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

Le Corbusier’s Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux: Experiencing the Immersive Montage uses the function of concepts proposed by Walter Benjamin as a way of examining the deeper governing logic of the experiential processes at play in exhibitions conceived as immersive montages. The integration of strategies of promotion and display into a distinctly modern conception of spatial design provides a nexus through which Jenna Lundin.....read more



Spring 2015 Friends Lecture Series

Visual Cultures of Iran: New Perspectives:

"I Seek Refuge in the Lord of Daybreak” (Qur’an 113:1): Apotropaic Uses of the Qur’an in Persianate Art and Material Culture

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

17.30 - 18.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Iranian magic-medicinal bowl
Magic-medicinal bowl. Possibly Shiraz, Iran. AH 1066/1655-56. Credit: Presented by Mrs. Johnson, 1992. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, EA1992.51

Speaker(s): Dr Francesca Leoni (Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld)

From short passages inscribed on amulets worn on a daily basis to lengthier selections decorating military and ceremonial equipment, Qur’anic verses figure prominently on objects that are not directly related to Islamic religious practice. Along with attesting to the piety of users and makers, these verses were selected to imbue the objects with the protective powers of the most potent resource for Muslims: the Holy Qur’an

Specific chapters and prophetic figures occur with special frequency, particularly in the material culture. .....read more



Research seminar: Renaissance

Was Restoration a ‘Trade of Botchers’? Considerations on Sculptors as Restorers of Antiquities in Sixteenth-Century Rome

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Barbara Furlotti (The Warburg Institute)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Guido Rebecchini

During the sixteenth century, artists played a key role in widening the appreciation of antiquities by incorporating ancient formal and iconographic solutions into their own production and fostering the collecting of ancient remains. Artists acquired antiquities, collected them and especially restored them. This paper, based on research still in progress, aims at investigating the multifaceted notion of ‘restoration’ in sixteenth-century Rome – something that Benvenuto Cellini dismissed as ‘the trade of botchers’.....read more



A Wall - The Online public sphere in china


Friday, 30 January 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


mountainous landscape with colourful trucksXiong Wenyun, Moving Rainbow, 1998 – 2001





Keynote Speaker: Zheng Bo

Speaker(s): to be advised
Ticket/entry details: Free, but advance booking required. BOOK ONLINE

Organised by: Wenny Teo (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Claire Shea (Cass Sculpture Foundation)


This symposium marks the launch of 'A Wall' --  a web-based platform curated by the artist Zheng Bo and commissioned by Cass Sculpture Foundation and the Space (BBC/ Arts Council), designed specifically for the archiving and exhibiting of Chinese socially engaged art. 'A Wall' showcases five ecological art projects.....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Registering Light: Constable as Draughtsman

Monday, 2 February 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Iris Wien (Marie Curie Fellow, Technical University Berlin)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor David Solkin

In his early drawings John Constable was inspired by the picturesque aesthetic and by its use of a calligraphic, yet at the same time highly abstract drawing style, which he, like many other British draughtsmen of the time, transformed into an accentuating mode of drawing capturing the textures and characteristic peculiarities of the drawn objects. From the second decade of the nineteenth century onwards the artist became more and more.....read more



Research seminar: art & Vision Science

The Sackler Centre Seminar Series: 2

Consciousness: Phenomenology and Neuroscience

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

A room with a variety of objects, including globes, a vase, steps, paintings, etc
Visual illusions provide insights into how the brain constructs visual scenes






Speaker(s): Professor Anil Seth (Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission with online booking required: Booking not yet open

Organised by: Tim Satterthwaite and Dr Giovanni Verri (The Courtauld Institute of Art).

Consciousness is, for each of us, the presence of a world. But we do not know much about its material and biological basis. How do rich multisensory experiences, the sense of self and body, volition, agency, and ‘will’, emerge from the joint activity of billions of neurons locked inside a bony skull? Once the preserve of philosophy and theology, the neuroscience of consciousness has emerged.....read more



Addressing Images I

Brown Bag Discussion Group

Friday, 6 February 2015

12.30 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Female figure in mix of tracksuit bottoms, patterned bustier and translucent sleeves
Collage image by Alexis Romano

Speaker(s): Dr Rebecca Arnold (Oak Foundation Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Places are limited so advance booking is required: Booking not yet open

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

This series of brown bag events opens up discussion of dress’ significance within imagery – whether paintings, prints, photographs, advertisements, film stills or drawings. It brings together dress and art historians, as well as those interested in exploring issues and meanings within representation.  A single image will be shown in each session, giving participants the opportunity to re-examine familiar, and confront new representations of fashion and dress. We will rethink images through the...... read more




20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium

Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture


Saturday, 7 February 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Small scultped stone figures on a cathedral wallDetail of tympanum in the narthex at Vézelay.

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: Maria Alessia Rossi, Sophie Dentzer, and Matilde Grimaldi (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


Pilgrimage, wars and trade are key components of the Middle Ages and all embody movement. This colloquium aims at exploring the importance of movement in the creative processes of medieval art and architecture. Participants are invited to interpret the notion of movement especially in relation to itinerant artists and workshops, the circulation of artworks and the transmission......read more




Research seminar: Renaissance

Tree of Jesse Iconography and the Religious Orders in the Netherlands and Germany in the Late Fifteenth and early Sixteenth Centuries

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Susan Green (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Guido Rebecchini

The Tree of Jesse was a favourite theme throughout the Middle Ages, yet the survival of so many works that appear to appropriate the iconography as a means of supporting or promoting the interests of different religious groups, notably in the years leading to the Reformation, is particularly remarkable. Many of the works discussed are linked to the veneration of Saint Anne, whose cult had reached a peak in Germany and the.....read more



Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West

Thursday, 12 February 2015

18.00, room to be confirmed

Collage of images, including photo of textile factory machines, medieval manuscripts, ivory figures, Roman coins, etc
Cotton To Gold an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld), Cynthia Johnston (Institute of English Studies, University of London), Martin Cagier-Smith (The Courtauld)

This event celebrates the themes raised and objects displayed in Cotton to Gold, the 2015 Winter Exhibition at Two Temple Place (31st January to 19th April 2015). The exhibition includes highlights from ten nineteenth-century collections gathered in the industrial Northwest, including collections of medieval manuscripts, Byzantine icons, Roman coins, taxidermied birds, Turner watercolours, and Peruvian archaeology. The event.....read more



Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor Seminar

Climatic Regionalism and Transnational Exchange in the Emergence of Modern Architecture

Monday, 16 February 2015

18.00 - 19.30, Research Forum South Room

Victor and Aladar Olgyay at the Princeton Architectural Laboratory
Victor and Aladar Olgyay at the Princeton Architectural Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, 1947





Speaker(s): Dr Daniel A Barber (Assistant Professor of Architectural Theory and History, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to postgraduate students and history of art and architecture teaching staff

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

This seminar will take as its premise that one of the most significant means by which the “international Style” became a global phenomenon was through architects’ attention to climate. We will examine the exchanges between a number of climate sensitive modernisms: in the influences and counterinfluences between Le Corbusier and Brazilian architects in the 1930s; in the work of the so-called “Tropical Architects” – British architects working in west.....read more



Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor Lecture

The Nature of the Image: Architecture, Humans, and History in the Anthropocene

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

17.30 - 18.45, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Architectural drawing of domed structure with figure walking in the dome, trees and garden surround
Victor Olgyay, Theory of Balanced Shelter, 1963

Speaker(s): Dr Daniel A Barber (Assistant Professor of Architectural Theory and History, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor, The Courtauld)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all , free admission

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott

In his landmark 1966 essay, ‘The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth’, Kenneth Boulding wrote: “we are in the long process of a transition in the nature of the image which man has of himself and of his environment”. The way in which we imagine and represent the relationship between humans and natural systems, Boulding proposed, is central to changing aspects of that relationship.....read more



ICMA at THe Courtauld Lecture Series 2014-15

title tbc

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Speaker(s): Holger Klein (Professor of Art History and Archaeology & Department Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Joanna Cannon

more to follow.....

This lecture is presented by The Courtauld Institute of Art in association with the International Center of Medieval Art, New York, and with the support of The Courtauld Institute of Art's Research Forum. The International Center of Medieval Art promotes the study of medieval art and culture. Its worldwide membership includes academics, museum professionals, students, and other enthusiasts. The lecture series 'ICMA at The Courtauld'.....read more



Peder Balke - Panel Discussion


Thursday, 19 February 2015

18.00 (tbc), Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Charlotte Ashby, Knut Ljøgodt and Chris Riopelle

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: Dr Charlotte Ashby

This event ties in with the special exhibition on Peder Balke at the National Gallery, 12 November 2014 – 12 April 2015. The exhibition is based on the collection of the Northern Norway Art Museum and is co-curated by Knut Ljøgodt, the director of the museum and Chris Riopelle from the National Gallery.....read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

‘Ethics is an Optics’: Strategies of Occupation in Recent Video Art in Israel

Monday, 23 February 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Jessica Eisenthal (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

Beginning in the pre-State years, the conflict in Israel/Palestine can be said to be most evident in the alteration and adaptation of the natural landscape and built environment to suit Zionist objectives. Since the Second Intifada in 2000, there has been an important body of video art in Israel to consider both the historical basis and present consequence of Israel’s successive strategies for claiming, expropriating and occupying the land. The.....read more



Spring 2015 Friends Lecture Series
Visual Cultures of Iran: New Perspectives:

Globalizing the Contemporary: Iranian Art from Tehran to New York

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

17.30 - 18.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

People exiting from a plane in blue sky, stepping towards a lion rug
Mehdi Farhadian, Mehrabad, 2008 (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 130 cm. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Mah Art Gallery, Tehran

Speaker(s): Dr Talinn Grigor (Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Greater Boston)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld)

The contemporary Iranian art scene is young, dynamic, and multifaceted. A complex and highly sophisticated social network, rather than the usual texts and artifacts, govern the development of its narratives and aesthetic judgments. In it the letterheads of institutions seem to carry no weight in penetrating and amassing data in ways that the words of a friend of a friend might. A critical analysis of this art seems to be possible only through the awareness.....read more




Addressing Images II

Brown Bag Discussion Group

Friday, 27 February 2015

12.30 - 14.00, Research Forum South Room

Female figure in mix of tracksuit bottoms, patterned bustier and translucent sleeves
Collage image by Alexis Romano

Speaker(s): Dr Rebecca Arnold (Oak Foundation Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. Places are limited so advance booking is required: Booking not yet open

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold

This series of brown bag events opens up discussion of dress’ significance within imagery – whether paintings, prints, photographs, advertisements, film stills or drawings. It brings together dress and art historians, as well as those interested in exploring issues and meanings within representation.  A single image will be shown in each session, giving participants the opportunity to re-examine familiar, and confront new representations of fashion and dress. We will rethink images through the......read more




UKRAINIAN ART NOW: spaces of identity

Friday 27 February 2015

13.00 – 18.00 (with registration from 12.30), Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

contemporary photograph of soldiers standing around a man's body Nikita Shalenny, Where Is Your Brother?, 2013. Courtesy of Nikita Shalenny.






Speaker(s): Konstantin Akinsha, Susanne Clausen, Pavlo Kerestey, Alisa Lozhkina, Roman Minin, Alexander Roytburd, Nikita Shalenny

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

Organised by: Svitlana Biedarieva and Klara Kemp-Welch (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


Ukrainian Art Now: Spaces of Identity examines the cultural dimensions of the social reload that found its expression in the revolutionary Maidan events of November 2013-February 2014. Building on the unprecedented number of recent cultural events devoted to Ukrainian art worldwide (among others the touring exhibition I am a Drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution), our symposium brings together leading Ukrainian artists.....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Urbanities and Strategies of Public Space:

Amsterdam’s Dam Square and the Raising in Painting and Print of a Phantom Tower

Monday, 2 March 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Laura Sanders (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie

The Dam Square in Amsterdam was the site in the seventeenth century of a building campaign that was an argument for the greatness of the Dutch Republic. The seat of official Amsterdam, the Dam Square addressed multiple publics foreign and domestic. As this talk argues, the presentation of the city on the Dam Square is best revealed not only in its finished works but also in its edits and reversals. A conspicuous exception.....read more



The 2015 Courtauld institute of art Postgraduate Symposium: Showcasing new Research

Thursday, 5 March and Friday, 6 March 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Black and white photo of Courtauld students studying in the 1950s

Keynote speaker: Professor Paul Crossley (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: Eva Bezverkhny, Maria Alessia Rossi, Naomi Speakman and Naomi Lebens (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Courtauld Postgraduate Symposium: Showcasing Research 2015 will provide a unique platform for third year PhD students to present innovative research that will promote dialogue amongst a broad scholarly and public audience......read more



Research seminar: Modern and Contemporary

Challenging the Urban Legacies of the Olympics: Mexico City 1968-1994 and Moscow 1980-1991

Monday, 9 March 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Svitlana Biedarieva (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Maria Mileeva

The paper focuses on the influence of the Olympic Games in Mexico City 1968 and Moscow 1980 on the development of art in urban space. Mexico and the USSR are considered as two polar points marking the process of global expansion of the Olympic Games since the early 1960s. The Olympic events attempted to create an externalized ideal image of a state, and thus were followed by inner processes of socio-cultural transformation. The paper challenges symbolic expression of national identity and international relations.....read more



Spring 2015 Friends Lecture Series
Visual Cultures of Iran: New Perspectives:

Early Persian Painting

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

17.30 - 18.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Young seated person dressed in blue, wearing a red headdress with black fur trim
Mina’i fragment, Iran, late 12th century. Musée National de la Céramique, Sèvres. Photo Yves Porter.





Speaker(s): Professor Yves Porter (Professor of Islamic Art, Department of Art History, Aix Marseille Université)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld)

The remains of early-Islamic mural paintings are particularly rare in the Iranian world. From the times of the Il-Khanid Mongols, by the very late 13th century onwards, the outburst of Persian illustrated manuscripts appears thus all the most sudden. The first issue would then be to explore whether painted images did exist before that time, and to question what they did look like. A chronological survey of objects, monuments and sources, starting from the Sassanian period, will allow us to consider the meaning.....read more



Myths of Medieval Spain

Symposium

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

14.00 - 18.30 (with registration from 13.30), Research Forum South Room

Interweaving of human figures and foliage in a criss-cross design
Detail of the Portico de la Gloria, Santiago de Compostela, late twelfth century. Photo: Tom Nickson



Speaker(s): James D’Emilio (University of South Florida), Javier Martínez de Aguirre (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Rosa Rodríguez Porto (University of York), Rose Walker (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. However places are limited so advance booking is required: Booking not yet open

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson

These four papers offer new ideas on a group of well-known sculptures and manuscripts from twelfth- and thirteenth-century Spain, exploring tensions between local and international concerns.



Research seminar: MeDieval Work in Progress

Voices and Echoes: Saint James, Gregory the Great and Diego Gelmirez in Santiago de Compostela's Puerta de Platerias

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Interweaving of human figures and foliage in a criss-cross design
Detail of the Portico de la Gloria, Santiago de Compostela, late twelfth century. Photo: Tom Nickson



Speaker(s): Javier Martinez de Aguirre (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Tom Nickson

The complex history of Santiago de Compostela's Puerta de Platerias, now composed of a mix of several sculptural reliefs of diverse origin and chronology, has hindered the study of the intentions lying behind this important Romanesque work. Manuel Castiñeiras’ recent publications, concerning both the episcopal use of the platea in front of the portal and Bishop Diego Gelmirez’s prominent role, open the way to further.....read more



Sister Act: Female Monasticism and the Arts across Europe ca. 1250 - 1550


Friday, 13 March and Saturday, 14 March 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline 10 December 2014


Sister Act Sano di Pietro, Madonna della Misericordia, 1440s, Private Coll.(detail)


Keynote speaker: Professor Dr. Carola Jäggi (University of Zürich (CH))

Speaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: Laura Llewellyn and Michaela Zöschg (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


This conference seeks to compare, contrast and juxtapose recent scholarly approaches to the art of Medieval and Renaissance religious women. Seeking to initiate a long overdue broader conversation, speakers will examine female monastic art in terms of patronage, space, devotional practice, spiritual identity or .....read more



Research seminar: Early Modern

Urbanities and Strategies of Public Space:

The Pope, the Street, and the Square: The Construction of a Representational Space in Sixteenth-Century Rome

Monday, 16 March 2015

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Dr Guido Rebecchini (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie

The 2014-15 Early Modern Seminar Series focuses on the topic of urbanity and the making of the public space. Scholars from diverse geographies of the early modern period consider facets of urban history and representations of the city in the period between the 15th and the 17th centuries. The series includes occasional gatherings of doctoral candidates at The Courtauld for a workshop to explore the kinds of questions the theme of the series might raise or reflect upon.


Les Immateriaux


Friday, 27 March and Saturday, 28 March, 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre


dark green abstract exhibition posterExhibition PosterSpeaker(s): to be advised

Ticket/entry details: to be advised

Organised by: Professor Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)


‘Les Immatériaux’ curated principally by  philosopher Jean-François Lyotard at the Centre Georges Pompidou, held its private views on 27-28 March 1985. We celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, following conferences in Dusseldorf (2014 Dusseldorf Quadriennale), Lüneberg and in conjunction with a conference Paris.  A  pioneering combination of  technological experiment, ‘Les Immatériaux’ involved the first ‘personal’ computers, art works, a pick-up literary sound-track following the installation and electronic music.  Great philosophers and artists were involved with the ‘writing experiment’. The two-volume catalogue, a record of curatorial meetings and other reflections, was also experimental.....read more  




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Future conferences



William Fagg and the study of African Art

Friday, 24 April and Saturday, 25 April 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

William Fagg Sculpture by Olowe of Ise, courtesy of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Speakers: to include: Professor Rowland Abioudun (Amherst College), Professor Sidney Kasfir (Emory University), Professor Elizabeth Harney (University....
Ticket/entry details: to be advised
Organised by: Professors Christopher Green and Deborah Swallow with Cathy Corbett (Courtauld Institute of Art), Professor John Picton (formerly of SOAS and the British Museum) and Professor John Mack (UEA and formerly of the British Museum)  in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological Institute

William Fagg was the great pioneer in Britain of the study of art in Africa. His interests ranged across all regions of the continent, and through all periods and forms. In his capacity as the leading authority on the subject at the British Museum, his appreciation of African art was ......read more



Third Annual Renaissance Postgraduate Symposium

Between Heaven and Earth: Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600

Saturday, 9 May 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline 2 February 2015

renaissance sympScenes from the Life of a Bishop, panel 1 (detail). Before c. 1520. Master of the von Groote Adoration  © The Courtauld Institute of  ArtIn recent years, the artistic commissions of ecclesiastic and lay patrons – both individual and collective – have been a fruitful area of scholarship. Research addressing issues of sacred space, devotional practice, and the materiality of extant objects has generated new insights into the artistic provisions made for patronal commemoration and salvation. Often, however, the interests of lay and ecclesiastical patrons have been considered separately, with a lesser focus on how the differences in their status mediated a shared pursuit of commemoration in death. Clerical patronage of art in Renaissance Europe allowed for an expression of political identity and .....read more





Women Make Fashion / Fashion makes Women

A Conference Celebrating 50 Years of Dress History at The Courtauld

Saturday, 16 May 2015

timings to be confirmed, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

a black and white photo of a woman in a cocktail dress walking down the runway Fashion Show, Barrett Street School, 1958. (Courtesy of the London College of Fashion Archives © (1958) The London College of Fashion.)

Keynote Speakers: Cheryl Buckley (University of Brighton) and Judith Clark (London College of Fashion)

Speakers: Dr Rebecca Arnold (Oak Foundation Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles, The Courtauld), Elizabeth Kutesko (PhD candidate, The Courtauld), Dr Eugenie...

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions) BOOKING NOW OPEN!

Organised by: Dr Rebecca Arnold (Oak Foundation Lecturer in History of Dress & Textiles, The Courtauld), Elizabeth Kutesko (PhD candidate, The Courtauld), and Lucy Moyse (PhD candidate, The Courtauld)

As part of our celebration of fifty years of History of Dress at The Courtauld, this one- day conference explores the relationship and significance of women in designing, wearing, promoting, curating and writing about dress and fashion. Speakers will consider this both from the perspective of those working professionally in ....read more



Crash and Burn: Destruction in American Art

Conference

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 June 2015

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline: 15 February 2015

 

Destruction has long occupied a central position in the construction of an American national image. From Cotton Mather’s description of Boston as ‘the City of Destruction’ to the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina, the sheer visual force of destruction has repeatedly left an indelible mark on the collective psyche. As historians such as Richard Slotkin and Kevin Rozario have demonstrated, violent and destructive episodes have been inextricably linked with the apparently opposing forces of creation and regeneration so central to American self-imaging. This symposium will elaborate on such historical accounts to examine....read more




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