Derek Jarman study day 13 February
Publication date: 27 January 2014
Derek Jarman: Sites and Spaces.
UCL will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death with a study day on 13 February 2014 focused on the spaces of his life and work. Through talks, readings, installations and screenings we will consider the sites Jarman inhabited as he produced his art, films, writing, gardens and activism, including the Slade where he studied between 1963-67. Which places and material conditions attracted him and how did they provide the field for his experimental and radical practices? The day will be structured around different spatial scales, from the urban to the rural.
Posthumanism and the Viewing Subject
Publication date: 6 December 2013
Past Imperfect Presents:
Posthumanism and the Viewing Subject
Dr. Karin Leonhard, Research Seminar
Publication date: 28 October 2013
Max Planck Institute for
the History of Science, Berlin
Nikos Stangos Memorial Lecture
Publication date: 14 October 2013
This year's Nikos Stangos Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Kaja Silverman on 14th November.
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The Congress for Curious People
Publication date: 13 August 2013
A Festival of Spectacular Cultures
August 29th – September 8th 2013
From Fun Fairs to Freak Shows… Magic Lantern Lectures to Flea Circuses… Cyclopian Artists and Mediumistic Drawings to Severed Heads and Anthropomorphic Taxidermy… Riotous Fireworks and the bright lights of an otherworldly Blackpool to the dark recesses of Old Operating Theatres and Clandestine Archives.
Object Lessons: Fifteen Years of Object: Graduate Research and Reviews in the History of Art and Visual Culture
Publication date: 11 June 2013
21 and 22 June, 2013
On the occasion of its fifteenth issue, Object has invited distinguished
contributors to present current research and to reflect upon their experiences
since their involvement with the journal.
For full details see Object Lessons
Art History and Psychoanalysis
Publication date: 4 June 2013
The Second Workshop on Art History and Psychoanalysis will take place on Saturday 8 June, 14:00 - 18:00
Full details Art History and Psychoanalysis
PhD Studentships May 2013
Publication date: 29 April 2013
The deparment is pleased to announce two opportunities for PhD studentships:
Studentship in History of Art
Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship Lectures, Thursdays 9 and 16 May, 2013
Publication date: 29 April 2013
The 2012-2013 lectures will be given by Rachel Haidu (University of Rochester) on Thursdays 9 and 16 May, 2013 at 6pm.
Sabotage: (Self-)Destructive Practices in Latin American Contemporary Art, symposium, Friday 26th April, 2013
Publication date: 10 April 2013
Organised with generous support from UCL Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art and Rainhart Gallery.
Retracing America: Modernism After Paul Strand, conference 8th/9th March 2013
Publication date: 4 February 2013
Organized with generous support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, ‘Retracing America: Modernism After Paul Strand’ invites ten scholars of American modernism and mass media to reconsider the work and legacy of Paul Strand.
Eco-Aesthetics: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, conference 2nd March 2013
Publication date: 29 January 2013
The Eco-Aesthetics conference marks the release of Third Text no. 120 (January 2013), dedicated to the subject of “Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology,” guest-edited by TJ Demos.
Eva Hesse in Europe, symposium 2nd February 2013
Publication date: 22 January 2013
This symposium focuses on Eva Hesse’s reliefs and drawings made during the year she spent in Germany in 1965. It looks in depth at the role of drawing in Hesse’s work and at the pivotal position of her colored reliefs for her later sculpture.
The International New Media Gallery
Publication date: 27 November 2012
UCL History of Art postgraduates have recently launched an online media gallery. The International New Media Gallery specialises in contemporary moving image artwork. They currently have a show by photographer Corinne Silva, with catalogue contributions by UCL postgraduates. An in-conversation will be held between the artist and UCL’s Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art in December.
Moving Images Conference, 26th October 2012
Publication date: 15 October 2012
What is the potential of interpretation in the visual field and are there limits?
The current proliferation of images has led to worries about the power of the
visual, but not necessarily to innovative approaches. While the tendency of art
history to rely on the subject in its explanatory modes (in particular the artist as
subject) has long reached an impasse, the image continues to be a site of
self-affirmation rather than of critical and creative engagement. Even recent
attempts to endow the image with a more active role, including the productive
notion of the self-aware image, have brought with them problems of agency.
How can we shift the discussion without turning the image itself into a subject?
Moving Images full details
New Research Seminar "Past Imperfect"
Publication date: 2 October 2012
Our new research seminar Past Imperfect opens with its first event on 9 October 2012, 6.15 pm
The Department is delighted to welcome two new members of staff who will begin in September 2012
Publication date: 17 September 2012
Watch FAKE OR FORTUNE? BBC1, Sunday 16th September 6.30pm
Publication date: 14 September 2012
UCL History of Art PhD student, Kathleen Froyen will be seen using the XRF instrument to look at possible Degas with Philip Mould on this programme.
Provost’s Research Studentships in the Humanities
Publication date: 3 May 2012
The Department is pleased to announce that it has been awarded one of six Provost’s Research Studentships in the Humanities to begin in the academic year 2012-13. The scheme is designed to create intellectual vitality and renewal throughout arts and humanities departments at UCL by attracting outstanding PhD students and to provide them with teaching experience, a valuable part of their development and preparation for an academic career.
Activating Stilled Lives Conference
Publication date: 17 April 2012
The Aesthetics and Politics of Specimens on Display
17 and 18 May, 2012
Conor Kissane wins AAH Dissertation Prize
Publication date: 8 March 2012
Congratulations to UCL History of Art MA student Conor Kissane on winning the 2012 AAH Dissertation Prize
Frances Stracey Awards for prospective UCL History of Art MA students
Publication date: 19 December 2011
The department is happy to announce the Frances Stracey Awards for prospective UCL History of Art MA students.
Phyllida Barlow in conversation with Tamar Garb & Briony Fer video now online
Publication date: 27 September 2011
Monday 17 October 6pm
Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre
Presented by UCL Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art in partnership with Hauser and Wirth
Further details and video
Performance, Action, Event; AHRC collaborative award for PhD studentship
Publication date: 16 May 2011
AHRC Collaborative Award for a PhD Studentship has been awarded to UCL and Tate Modern to begin September 2011:
Portrayal: The Ethics and Poetics of Photographic Depictions of People - Syposium 24/25 June 2011
Publication date: 9 May 2011
The CSCA in collaboration with the V&A Museum is pleased to announce this symposium organised to coincide with the exhibition Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography