RES|FEST 18 - The Courtauld Institute of Art

RES|FEST 18

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RES|FEST 18

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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  • Various

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  • The Research Forum - Courtauld Institute of Art

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Free

Open to all, booking essential

On 14 March, The Courtauld Institute of Art hosts Res|Fest18 – a FREE festival of art historical research. This is an action packed evening of pop-up talks, performances and exhibits that celebrate art history, curating and conservation. With events spilling across The Courtauld’s buildings in Somerset House, Res|Fest18 also celebrates the connection and collaboration between The Courtauld’s Institute and Gallery. The ultimate goal simply being to demonstrate why Art History matters.

This carefully curated evening that will bring art to life, reveal new perspectives and will demonstrate that art history is not limited to looking at the past, but prompts questions about todays’ art, culture and society too.

As Res|Fest18 unfolds throughout the The Courtauld’s buildings, visitors will be able to drop in for short pop-up talks led by academics, curators, conservators, current Courtauld students and alumni. Talented young poets such Andrés Nikolas Ordorica will perform new pieces of work made in response to The Courtauld Gallery collection, which stretches from the early Renaissance to the 20th century and beyond. Current PhD students will present their research in engaging fast-paced lightning talks and Res|Fest will address topics such as Can ‘the People’ be Glimpsed in Street Art?’ and ‘Why was architecture such a big deal in Soviet Russia?

Res|Fest’s ambition is to make research into art and culture accessible, engaging and fun for a wide range of audiences. It demonstrates that the questions that researchers and curators at The Courtauld and around the world grapple with on a daily basis – from art’s relationship with politics to the digital future of art history. These questions are not reserved for academics – they relate to all of us.

DOORS: 5.30PM / FINAL PERFORMANCE: 9.00PM / CLOSE: 9.30PM

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Visitors who require ramp access, please contact resfest@courtauld.ac.uk

#resfest // @CourtauldRes

Keep checking back to our RES|FEST page to view new speakers and performers.

Full programme revealed soon!

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