2008-2009

2009 Summer Term

Date
Speaker
Title
7 May Sanjukta Sunderason
UCL
Framing Ruptures, Portraying People:  Visual Reportage and the Communist Party of India, 1941-48
18 May Richard J. Powell
Duke University and Editor of Art Bulletin

Cutting a Figure:  Fashioning Black Portraiture

Christopher Ingold Ramsay Lecture Theatre, Gordon Street

21 May Jacqueline Lichtenstein
Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
The Philosopher and the Art Historian:  An Impossible Dialogue

This is in coordination with the Nikos Stangos Memorial Lecture.
Darwin Lecture Theatre
28 May Denise Frimer
UCL
Pedagogical Paradigms:  Documenta's Reinvention

2009 Spring Term

Date
Speaker
Title
15 January Patricia Rubin
Courtauld Institute of art
'Not what I would fain offer, but what I am able to present:' Vasari's Victorian Voice
22 January Gabriel Koureas
Birkbeck, University of London
Remembering War in the Museum Space
5 February Claire Bishop
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Social Turn in Contemporary Art
(
Lecture 1)

Tomás Harris Lectures

Darwin Lecture Theatre

9 February Claire Bishop
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Exhibiting the Social
(Seminar for MA and PhD students from UCL and the Slade School of Fine Ar
12 February Claire Bishop
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Social Turn in Contemporary Art
(
Lecture 2)

Tomás Harris Lectures

Darwin Lecture Theatre

26 February Ariella Azoulay
Bar Ilan University
Looking at Images from Gaza through the Civil Contract of Photography
5 March Wen-Hsuan Kao
University College London
Indecency for Amusement: Debucourt's (1755-1832) Colour Print Pendants
19 March Melissa Hyde
University of Florida

Notes on a Scandal: The Critical Fortunes & Misfortunes of Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller

This lecture will be followed by a party to celebrate the publication of the new issue of OBJECT the UCL Graduate Student journal

Wednesday 25 March Wenny Teo
University College London
Signalling through Flames:  Cai Guo-Qiang's Language Acts
26 March Dean Kenning
Kingston University
The Presence of Absence: The Role of the Individual in Post-Autonomous Art

2008 Autumn Term

Date
Speaker
Title
9 October Chin-tao Wu
Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Art and the Spectacular:  Biennials sans frontières
23 October Kate Retford
Birkbeck, University of London
'Small portraits,' 'fancyes,' and 'historyes':  The Conversation Piece in Eighteenth-Century Britain
6 November Joanne Crawford
University of Leeds
Wols, Sartre and the Construction of the Apathetic Artist
20 November
Abigail Solomon-Godeau
University of California, Santa Barbara
If the Shoe Fits:  Fetishism, Femininity and the Art of Birgit Jürgenssen
27 November Alina Payne
Harvard University
Title to be confirmed
4 December Bryony Bery
University College London
Ephe-materiality:  Precariousness and Finish in 1960s Art
11 December Paolo Magagnoli
University College London
Critical Nostalgia in the Art of Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham and Joachim Koester

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