News

Professor Briony Fer has been made a Fellow of the British Academy

Publication date:

Prof Briony Fer

The Department is delighted to announce that Briony Fer, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, has been made a Fellow of the British Academy. She is one of 42 highly distinguished academics in the UK from 18 universities elected in recognition of their outstanding research. Professor Fer has been elected to the Academy’s Section of History of Art and Music  and joins many of the world’s foremost scholars in the field, including Professor Tamar Garb, UCL’s Durning Lawrence Professor in History of Art.

Libby Sheldon on 'Fake or Fortune', BBC1, Sunday 5 July 2015

Publication date:

‘Matchstick men’ painter L.S. Lowry has been the most frequently faked painter in Britain (according to a Scotland Yard expert). Libby Sheldon (History of Art Honorary Senior Research Associate) was asked to perform scientific and technical analysis on 3 little paintings ostensibly by this popular 20th century painter. She presents the results of her research to Philip Mould as part of the BBC 1 programme, Fake or Fortune to be shown on Sunday, July 5th at 8.00 pm.

art and (re)production #2: tests and rehearsals in contemporary art, Tuesday 30 June 2015

Publication date:

This one-day workshop is part of the “art and (re)production” project, which is dedicated to examining the shifting configurations of technological, social and economic (re)production in modern and contemporary art and culture (andreproduction.tumblr.com)

Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship Lectures, Tuesday & Thursday 2 & 4 June 2015

Publication date:

The 2014-2015 lectures will be given by André Dombrowski (Associate Professor at UPenn in Philadelphia) on Tuesday 2nd June and Thursday 4th June, 2015 at 6pm.

PROTEST//REFUGE//CONFLICT NOW: Spatial, material, and visual implications across the MENA region, Friday 22 May 2015

Publication date:

This symposium addresses public protest, armed conflict, and various forms of refuge in the context of contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Working Worlds conference, Saturday 16 May 2015

Publication date:

UCL History of Art & the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art presents: Working Worlds

Lisa Tickner 'Antonioni's Blow Up (1966) What the Photographer Never Saw'. Thursday 7 May 2015

Publication date:

Part of our series of Research Seminars

Nosce te ipsum / Know Thyself conference, Saturday 2 May 2015

Publication date:

A Conference on Early Modern Images, Department of History of Art, UCL

For full details Nosce te ipsum / Know Thyself

Making Feminist Memories: The Case of Helen Rosenau and Woman in Art 1944, Video now available

Publication date:

We are pleased to make available a video of the entire lecture delivered by Prof. Griselda Pollock in December

Artist's Talk: Zanele Muholi. Friday 13 March, 2015

Publication date:

The renowned South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi will discuss her work.

History of Art, Seminar Rooms 3 & 4, 6pm

Abstract Art and Society, symposium, 13-14 March 2015

Publication date:

This two day symposium is jointly presented by CSCA and Whitechapel Gallery and will investigate themes from the exhibition Adventures of the Black Square

Making Feminist Memories - Prof. Griselda Pollock, 4 December 2014

Publication date:

Interviews Workshop - Tuesday 18th November, 5pm - 6pm

Publication date:

UCL History of Art Department, Seminar Room 3 and 4, 20 Gordon Square

Poster for the event

Seeing Double symposium, 9 October 2014

Publication date:

A symposium on old and new technologies - On the 9th October at 6pm this symposium takes as its subject the relationship between technology and history. More information on Seeing Double.....

Alexander Kluge at UCL

Publication date:

Friday 3 October - Screening: Alexander Kluge will premiere excerpts from recent works, including: Money, not Gold or Love: Elfriede Jelinek, Richard Wagner and the Financial Crisis. Followed by a discussion with Sarah James (UCL) and Frederic Schwartz (UCL)

Professor Tamar Garb Elected as Fellow of the British Academy

Publication date:

Prof Tamar Garb

The Department is immensely proud to announce that Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in History of Art, has been made a Fellow of the British Academy. She is one of 42 highly distinguished academics in the UK from 19 universities elected in recognition of their outstanding research. Professor Garb joins the Academy’s Section of History of Art and Music , which includes many of the world’s foremost scholars in the field.

Graduate Bursary Support Scheme 2014

Publication date:

The Graduate Support Scheme 2014 continues UCL’s tradition of making high quality education accessible. A total of 93 bursaries, consisting of a fee waiver and a living allowance of £10,000, are available for students from underprivileged backgrounds on a range of courses, including the MA in History of Art. There is also childcare support to assist parents whilst studying, and a range of other activities including summer schools for most participating programmes.

UCL Students win 2014 AAH Dissertation Awards

Publication date:

UCL students have been highly successful in this year’s Association of Art Historians Dissertation Prizes, winning both the undergraduate and postgraduate awards. Congratulations to Timothy Davies (BA, 2013), who has been awarded the undergraduate prize for his essay ‘Parts and Labour: Fabricating Donald Judd and Carl Andre in a Changing Industrial Context’, and to Emily Doucet (MA, 2013), who has been awarded the postgraduate prize for her dissertation ‘Anticipating Machines Heavier than Air: Nadar, Photography, and the Objects of Technology’. Another UCL student, Rebecca Whiteley (MA, 2013) was runner-up for the postgraduate prize. The winning students were presented with their prizes, awarded in association with Thames and Hudson, at the AAH Annual Conference at the Royal College of Art in April 2014.

Phyllida Barlow in conversation with Briony Fer and Fiona Bradley, 9 June 2014

Publication date:

June 9th, 5:30 pm UCL, Pearson Lecture Theatre, Gower Street

Phyllida Barlow (born 1944) studied at Chelsea School of Art, London (1960–63) and then the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1963–66) where she later became a Professor. Recent international major exhibitions include Venice Biennale (2013), Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013), Des Moines Art Centre, Des Moines (2013), Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany (2012), Kunstverein Nurnberg, Germany (2011), BAWAG Contemporary Vienna, Austria (2010), and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2004). She became a Royal Academician in 2011 and lives and works in London.

Tomás Harris Visiting Professorship Lectures, 20 and 22 May 2014

Publication date:

The 2013-2014 lectures will be given by Michael Gaudio on Tuesday 20th May and Thursday 22nd May, 2014, 6pm - 8pm

Art in the Age of Real Abstraction, conference 10 May 2014

Publication date:

UCL History of Art & the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art presents: Art in the Age of Real Abstraction

Professor Rose Marie San Juan - Inaugural Lecture, 13 May 2014

Publication date:

Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

BOOM! Growth, Form and Sustainable Bodies 1946–67, 4-5 April 2014

Publication date:

This conference is organised to coincide with the Richard Hamilton retrospective currently at the Tate Modern, which includes the first ever reconstruction of his exhibit Growth and Form (ICA, 1951). Growth and Form negotiated a problematic that in the two decades after the end of WWII preoccupied different strands of artistic and architectural research across Europe. Namely, the effects of booming expansion – economic, demographic, urban, technological, material, visual –  on the embodied subject within the context of a spreading capitalist pan-humanism championed abroad by the US. Some of the key historical coordinates that this conferences sets out to engage with in relation to cultural production include: the so-call consumer-led miracle in Europe, the international context of Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man (1955), the baby boom, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first tests of the H-bomb, postwar developments in cybernetics and artificial intelligence, futurology and technological dystopia.

Ghostly Presences: On Real Art and Fake Manifestations, 26 March 2014

Publication date:

Curious Matters

Wednesday, 26th March, 6-8pm, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, WC1E 6BT, room 3&4 http://curiousmatters.net/programme/ Artist Liz Rideal (Reader at Slade School of Art) will discuss her recent film and photographic work whilst drawing on examples of nineteenth century photographic manipulations.

On Forgetting, 21 March 2014

Publication date:

Past Imperfect Seminar: On Forgetting

Search UCL News