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Magiciens De La Terre

Tuesday, 4 November, 2014 by Michael Carter

BY LEVI PROMBAUM In the second installment of the autumn 2014 Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series, Professor Sarah Wilson considered Centre Pompidou’s re-staging of its seminal exhibition Magiciens De La Terre on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Wilson began … Continue reading

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Jenny Saville (Gagosian Gallery)

Monday, 14 July, 2014 by Lisa Moravec

The latest large-scale works by the British painter Jenny Saville (*1970) are for everyone who makes a fetish of delicate fingers and toes.  The strong, but at the same time tender, black outlines of bodily endings and coloured heaps of … Continue reading

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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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Patterns of Dissent: Contemporaneity in South Asian Art–Subodh Gupta & The Routes of Success

Monday, 10 June, 2013 by Ashitha Nagesh

Being familiar with Subodh Gupta’s large-scale sculptural installations, it was surprising to hear him speak at The Courtauld on 21 May– for his particularly modest, humble manner of approaching his own artworks and practice was somewhat unexpected in light of … 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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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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Utopia III: Contemporary Russian Art and the Ruins of Utopia

Friday, 5 April, 2013 by Lola Weddleton

In February, I attended the Utopia III conference held through the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre. The conference was the third in a series addressing the theme of ‘utopia’ within Russian art, with each focusing on a different time period; … Continue reading

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