History of Art



Summer 2010 Programme

Date Subject Content
Wednesday 19 April Artist's talk Susan Morris: "I KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON THIS HEART OF MINE"
Wednesday 28 April Lecture

Ed Krcma (University College Cork) will talk on The Mind as a Running Transformer:  On Robert Rauschenberg's Small Rebus

Wednesday 5 May

At 6pm


Elizabeth Cowie (University of Kent, Canterbury) will talk on The Then and Now of Cinema's Imaging.  Elizabeth is Professor of Film Studies in the School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts at the University of Kent.  She published 'Representing the Woman: Cinema and Psychoanalysis' in 1997 and has recently written on the horror of the horror film, on the cinematic dream-work, and on the documentary film 'Memory and Trauma in Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour', and on Jean Rouch and surrealism.

Respondent:  Adrian Rifkin
UCL Chadwick Lecture Theatre.

8 May

10am - 6pm

Conference The Geopolitical Turn:  Art and the Contest of Globalisation.   This conference will explore the themes of the exhibition. 
The Space, Nottingham Contemporary.
9 June

Screening and talk Episode 3 - Enjoy Poverty, 2009

Dutch artist Renzo Martens's provocative film Episode 3 - 'Enjoy Poverty' (2009, 90 min) critically  investigates the representation of Congolese poverty by pressuring the contradictions of humanitarianism,
photojournalism, and concerned contemporary art. The film asks 'who owns poverty?' and examines the ethics and economics surrounding images of
post-colonial suffering.

Following the screening, Martens will be joined in conversation by T.J. Demos and Tamar Garb, both of UCL's Department of Art History.
With support from UCL's Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, and Wilkinson Gallery.

Tate Modern  Starr Auditorium

Spring 2010 Programme

Date Subject Content

27th January

Workshop Writing workshop: Room 6 House 21 History of Art Dept Gordon Square 5pm



Sub-Objects and Studiowork: Eva Hesse to Anna Maria Maiolino (pdf)

UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre 10am-5.30pm

Wednesday 3 March


Curator's talk Bettina Knaup is a cultural producer with a background in political science, theatre, film, TV studies and gender studies. She has been involved in developing or managing a range of interdisciplinary and transnational cultural projects operating at the interface of arts, politics and knowledge production. These include the open space of the International Women's University (Hanover) and the trans-disciplinary Performing Arts Laboratory, IN TRANSIT (Berlin). During 2001-2004, she co-curated and co-produced the International Festival of Contemporary Arts, CITY OF WOMEN, Ljubljana She curated  the exhibition 're.act.feminism - performance art of the 1960's and 70's today' (Akademie der Künste, Berlin, with B.E. Stammer), the performance festival 'performing proximities' (Beursschouwburg, Brussels) and the exhibition 'und jetzt. female artists of the GDR' (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, with A. Richter and B.E. Stammer), as well as engagements as teacher and advisor (a.o. Advanced Performance Training, Antwerp; Residency Program, Fabrik Potsdam).
Wednesday 10 March Talkshop Issues in Drawing Now. Discussion.

Thursday 11 March


In connection with the Psychoanalysis Unit

Siblings Discussion: Juliet Mitchell, Lesley Caldwell, Catherine Hall, Chair: Tamar Garb

5-7.30pm Roberts LT. 106

Autumn 2009 Programme

Date Subject Content
13 October

Xabier Arakistain, internationally renowned curator and the Director of the Montehermoso Kulturonea Cultural Center, will talk about his work at Montehermoso and address the possibilities opened up by the question of 'what is feminist art?'

4pm, AV Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences

28 October
Workshop Writing workshop/drawing event: to be confirmed, but save the date!
18 November

Writing workshop/drawing event: to be confirmed, but save the date!
25 November
Dreams Interfaculty event.  Speakers will be Rosine Perelberg, Charles Stewart and Briony Fer. 
Psychoanalysis Unit.
2 December
Chto Delat/what is to be done?

Chto Delat was founded in 2003 in St. Petersburg by a group of artists, critics, philosophers and writers and are currently exhibiting in the Istanbul Biennial.