History of Art


Hung, 2019

28 April 2022, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Hung 2019

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Helena Vowles-Shorrock – History of Art

Taking Veronica Ryan's work Hung (2019) as a starting point, this paper will consider the various ways in which Ryan's artistic practices speak to both the intimate and the global. In Ryan's practice, seemingly inconspicuous objects become enmeshed in a complex psychic formation of trauma and recovery. Her works speak to the entangled pasts of colonialism, displacement, migration and healing. Based on a series of studio visits made to the artist in the weeks leading to the first pandemic lockdown, this paper will explore and expand on the resonances of Ryan's uncanny sculptural objects and installations.

Image: Veronica Ryan Hung, 2019 Cotton, thread; Dimensions variable Work courtesy the artist, Spike Island & Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo: Max McClure.

About the Speaker

Dorothy Price

at Courtauld Institute of Art

Professor Dorothy Price joined The Courtauld in September 2021 from the University of Bristol, where she was Professorial research lead for the Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster, and a founder member and inaugural Director of the Centre for Black Humanities, an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to researching the histories, art and thought of people of African descent. Her work has a particular emphasis on re-reading modernism in Germany and on histories of Black, Asian and diasporic art in Britain.

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