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Tim Barringer, ‘Aspiring to the Condition of Music’

Sunday, 3 March, 2013 by Tom Balfe

In 1879, infuriated at having been denied full payment for The Peacock Room, the daring interior design scheme he had created for the London townhouse of shipping magnate Frederick Leyland, James McNeill Whistler satirised his miserly patron in a remarkable … Continue reading

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Martin Myrone, ‘“Like a great circus tent”: folk art, art history and the museum’

Friday, 1 March, 2013 by Tom Balfe

It can be easy to forget how restricted a view of art production most of us really have. The works sitting pretty in our major museums and galleries are the towering emergent trees in our cultural ecosystem; while often wholly … Continue reading

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Toshio Watanabe: Ryoanji Garden as the Epitome of Zen Culture

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 by Tim Satterthwaite

The final lecture in the 2012 Frank Davis Lecture Series was given by Prof Toshio Watanabe, from the University of the Arts, London. At its centre was an extraordinary object, the Ryoanji Garden in Kyoto, regarded as one of the finest … Continue reading

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ORIENTALISM AND “ISLAMOPHILIA”

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012 by Tim Satterthwaite

This year’s Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, titled Histories in Transition, explores the theme of historicism in visual art of the modern period. For the third lecture in the series, Rémi Labrusse, of Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, described idealist visions … Continue reading

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CURATORS IN DIALOGUE ON THE PERSISTENCE OF HISTORIES

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 by Marie Collier

On the 20th of June 2012 I had the pleasure of attending Curators in Dialogue on the Persistence of Histories, part of the Revival: Utopia, Identity, Memory project led by Dr. Ayla Lepine, the current Andrew Mellon and Research Forum Post-doctoral Fellow. As … Continue reading

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DR. SARAH JAMES AT THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 by Liz Kim

History of photography seminars, organised by Julian Stallabrass and Pei-Kuei Tsai, explores the history of the modern invention up to the present day by inviting academics, photographers, and curators to give a lecture at the Research Forum on Wednesday evenings … Continue reading

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CRYSTAL OF RESISTANCE – THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 by Jane Scarth

A response by Jane Scarth   “This is something essential to art: reception is never its goal. What counts for me is that my work provides material to reflect upon. Reflection is an activity.” – Thomas Hirschhorn Having reflected on … Continue reading

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