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Curating the Immaterial: Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 by Michael Carter

  By Carlos Kong “Sound Art Curating Conference: Histories, Theories, and Practices of Sound Art” (15-16 May) brought together an interdisciplinary community of curators, artists, and academics to discuss the philosophical, aesthetic, and practical challenges of curating sound art. The … Continue reading

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ART IN THE FACE OF TRAUMA (SACRED TRADITIONS AND THE ARTS SEMINAR, 15th OCTOBER 2013)

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 by James Alexander Cameron

Sacred Traditions and the Arts is one of the Research Forum’s consistently exciting ventures, organised jointly with King’s College London to create a dialogue between art history and theology. Glenn Sujo (G. F. Watts Associate Artist) warned us that his … Continue reading

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The Art of Collecting: Questioning Status and Practices

Friday, 21 June, 2013 by Megan N. Liberty

In this workshop, held on Thursday 13 June, Courtauld students Agathe Jacquemet and Amélie Timmermans set out to explore why and how people and organizations collect art. The afternoon began with a short video of three different collectors discussing why … Continue reading

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Light, Colour and Veils

Thursday, 13 June, 2013 by James Alexander Cameron

Some conferences, such as last month’s Beyond the Western Mediterranean, set out to break new ground, but some are held just to celebrate and inspire. This was the mood for the day-long event at The Courtauld in honour of retiring … Continue reading

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Medieval Work in Progress: Dr Robert Mills on Medieval Art and the Question of the Animal

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 by Ashitha Nagesh

Although given a rather moderate-sounding title, as soon as Dr Mills started speaking about the bestialisation of the human in the context of medieval torture and martyrdom images, the seminar on the 22nd of May, “Medieval Art and the Question … Continue reading

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Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Lecture – ‘Masking Tape: From Innovators to Early Adopters and Majority Groups’

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 by Kerry Doran

Dr Pia Gotschaller presented her most recent findings on the history and use of masking tape in modern and contemporary art on Thursday 9 May in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre. This lecture was the second of a three part … Continue reading

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Geoff Nuttall’s lecture ‘Paolo Guinigi and Palla Strozzi: Lucchese Influence in Early Renaissance Florence’

Friday, 24 May, 2013 by Amy Bubb

Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi, 1423 On Wednesday 15th May scholars gathered to hear Geoff Nuttall present Paolo Guinigi and Palla Strozzi: Lucchese Influence in Early Renaissance Florence. Nuttall has just completed his PhD on the artistic patronage … Continue reading

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History of Photography Seminar: Image and the Abyss

Friday, 24 May, 2013 by Kerry Doran

Toronto-based visual artist Annie MacDonell gave a compelling lecture-meets-artist’s talk, discussing her work in an open-forum manner at the Research Forum on 1 May. She began by reading her interpretation of two pivotal postmodernist texts, Craig Owen’s ‘Photography en abyme’ … Continue reading

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Memorabilia from an Age of Troublemaking – Liu Dahong and Katie Hill in Conversation

Friday, 17 May, 2013 by Megan N. Liberty

Chinese contemporary artist Liu Dahong began his presentation on 30 April by stating that he has lived through three dynasties—the first being Chairman Mao’s reign, the second when he left power, and the third the current regime. He explained that … Continue reading

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Beyond the Western Mediterranean: Materials, Techniques and Artistic Production, 650-1500

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 by Anabelle Gambert-Jouan

On Saturday 20 April 2013, scholars gathered at The Courtauld Institute of Art for Beyond the Western Mediterranean: Materials, Techniques and Artistic Production, 650-1500, organised by Sarah Guérin (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Mariam Rosser Owen (Victoria and Albert … Continue reading

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