We have some exciting History of Art research events coming up this term! Not to be missed!
We would like to warmly invite you to the inaugural event for ‘My Generation: A Festival of British Art in the 1960s’. This series of exhibitions, events, and accompanying catalogue has been organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Kent and to celebrate this rich and inventive period of creativity.
On January 21st, we will be kicking off proceedings with a public lecture, the launch of the catalogue, and a private view for Palindrome: The Sixties Art of Brian Rice and Richard Rome. This event is free to attend, but we would recommend booking tickets to ensure your place: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15176584573/
The itinerary will be as follows:
16:00 – 18:00 Public Lecture Studio 1, Jarman Building Down Tools: Lee Lozano versus the Art World Dr Jo Applin, Senior Lecturer (History of Art), University of York This lecture will address Lozano’s ten-year long career as an artist working in New York City from 1961 until her final departure from the city–and art world–in 1971. From her earliest drawings of workshop tools to her final decision to down tools and stop working (she went on general strike from art world in 1969) Lozano’s practice circled around questions of work and the refusal of work and it is to this aspect of her work this paper turns.
18:00 – 20:00 Catalogue Launch and Private View Jarman Reception and Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building Following the lecture, we will host a reception to launch the accompanying catalogue for My Generation, a new publication featuring essays from Professor Martin Hammer and Dr Ben Thomas and richly illustrated with images from all three associated exhibitions. We also invite attendees to the Private View of Palindrome: The Sixties Art of Brian Rice and Richard Rome. This show exhibits works made by the artists during the mid-1960s and will feature a number of bold paintings and prints from Brian Rice, as well as Richard Rome’s impeccably finished sculptures and humorous and elegant working drawings. This festival will subsequently feature exhibitions at Mascalls Gallery (Paddock Wood) and The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, both opening later in 2015. More information about these shows and other My Generation events can be found on Kent’s 50th website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/50/celebrate/projects/my-generation.html
Studio 3 Gallery,
The University of Kent,
Open to All, Free
Art History & Visual Cultures Research Centre in collaboration with Kent Arts Network.
Monday 26th January 2015, 5pm-7pm
Former ‘YBA’ Richard Billingham will discuss the development of his practice since 1990 in conversation with Grant Pooke. The seminar will explore the early and now iconic photographs and video of his family and the urban landscape in which he grew up, including the critically acclaimed body of work which explored the effects of confinement in Zoos and more recent practice influenced by the British landscape. The seminar will provide insights into the ideas and narratives which have informed Richard Billingham’s aesthetic, tracing narratives, cross-linkages and themes from his early work to the present.
There will be a drinks and alumni reception to follow the event. Admission will be ticketed through Eventbrite on a first come and first served basis. All very welcome. Please follow this link to book your free ticket
Professor Richard Billingham Professor Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Painting in 1994. During his third year, writer and curator Val Williams included some of his photographs originally made as research for paintings in the show Who’s Looking at the Family? Barbican Art Gallery, London. A year later Scalo published a sequenced collection of photographs taken of his own working class family in the photo book Ray’s a Laugh with a quote and validation from the American photographer Robert Frank. This, together with a paragraph by Billingham printed on the back cover, was the only text to the book, the idea being that the images stood by themselves. In 1997 he was the first recipient of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and the following year BBC2 broadcast his film Fishtank, (47mins) produced by Artangel and filmmaker Adam Curtis. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2001 and was nominated for the Turner Prize for his show at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. Richard Billingham gave up painting to experiment further with photography and video, undertaking a number of artist residency programmes including the Sargeant Fellowship at the British School at Rome and the Artist’s work programme at the Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. He also made photographs in Ethiopia, Pakistan and South America. Together, the residencies and travel resulted in several critically successful bodies of work, amongst them Zoo. Existential in nature, its main themes were confinement and its behavioural effects. Richard Billingham was given a survey show People, Places, Animals at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne in 2007-8 which consisted of photography and video about his own family, the urban landscape in which he grew up and animals in Zoos around the world. His work is held in many international public collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, V&A and the Tate Galleries, London. Besides gallery exhibition, his videos have been screened at numerous Film Festivals such as the International Film Festival, Rotterdam; Locarno International Film Festival and the New York Video Festival. His most recent video, Siberian Tiger, a satirical piece based on shopping channel TV was broadcast on Channel 4 in 2012. He is currently in production of a feature film.
The University of Kent,
Open to All, Free
We are pleased to announce the first British Society of Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference: Interact! This conference is intended to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate students to share and discuss their work on any area of philosophical aesthetics.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Dominic McIver Lopes, University of British Columbia Professor Elisabeth Schellekens, University of Uppsala / Durham University
The conference will include a session on How to Publish and Career Advice contributed by the Keynote speakers and two senior faculty members of the History & Philosophy of Art department at the University of Kent. To see the full programme: http://interact-bsa.uk/programme/ Registration costs £20; conference dinner at The Parrot costs £30.
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To register and for futher details: Visit the event web page
Open to Postgraduate Students,
Contact: Interact Team
Art History and Visual Culture Research Centre with Turner Contemporary Margate.
Location: Turner Contemporary, Margate 12.30pm – 5pm £8 / £6 conc (free for students and staff at Uni of Kent)
What functions have self-portraits played in different times and cultures? What can images of the external self really tell us about personal identity? Is there a difference between the prtrait and a selfie, snapshot or mug shot? Art historians, philosophers and artists debate the self in art.
Speakers include James Hall, Cynthia Freeland, Jason Evans and Dawn Wilson. This is the second Art Matters symposium, organised by the History of Art department at the University of Kent in association with Turner Contemporary.
Advanced booking essential.
Visit the event web page to book tickets
Open to All, £8 Standard, £6 Concession