History of Art



Summer 2011 Programme

Date Subject Content
Tuesday 12 April Discussion Figures and Fictions - Artists Panel Discussion at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Wednesday 4 May Exhibition visit (V&A Museum 8.45am) Walk through of Figures and Fictions exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum with curator Tamar Garb.
Tuesday 10 May Reading Group  Reading Group led by T.J. Demos on Negar Azimi's Good Intentions  and Hito Steyerl's Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Postdemocracy
Thursday 12 May Lecture Mark Dion, Keynote Lecture on "My Taxidermy Taxonomy" at the Natural History Museum, 5pm following a workshop on taxidermy and colonial practice.
Wednesday 25 May Writing Workshop  Writing Workshop led by Pandora Syperek and Larne Abse Gogarty.  Focused on art criticism.
Friday 27 May Artist Talk

Artist Talk: Tania Bruguera, "A Conversation on Useful Art #2" Run in partnership with the Royal College of Arts

Wednesday 8 June Artists Talk Artists Talk: The Otolith Group
Friday-Saturday 24-25 June Symposium (Victoria & Albert Museum) in Conjunction with Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography
Portrayal: The Ethics and Poetics of Photographic Depictions of People

Spring 2011 Programme

Date Subject Content
Wednesday 26 January Writing workshop

Writing workshop/performative art history session led by Milena Tomic
Saturday 5 February Symposium The Granddaughters' Generation; Feminism and Art History Now. A symposium in honour of Linda Nochlin.  Speakers include Francesca Berry, Jo Applin, Harriet Riches, Amy Mechowski, Anna Lovatt, Cadence Kinsey, Philippa Kaina, Tamara Trodd, Maud Jacquin, Mary Hunter and Catherine Grant.
Wednesday 23 February Film screening 

Melancholic Constellations, The Art of William Kentridge and Willem Boshoff: Reflections of a South African Artist

Introduced by filmmakers McDonald and Hickey, with Tamar Garb as discussant.

Wednesday 2 March Artist's talk Karen Mirza and Brad Butler will present ideas from their current work in progress "Direct Speech Acts" a new body of work from The Museum of non Participation. The "Direct Speech Acts" script uses a Brechtian device of fragmentation to create a splintered narrative that collages histories, discourses, times and spaces.
Saturday 12 March Symposium
Italian Art of the Sixties Symposium. Symposium organised in collaboration with the Research Department of the London Consortium to coincide with the Pino Pascali exhibition at Camden Arts Centre. Confirmed speakers include Tommaso Trini, Robert Lumley (UCL) and Nicholas Cullinan (Tate)
Saturday 19 March Symposium Ida Applebroog: Symposium. Symposium held to coincide with Ida Applebroog exhibition, speakers including Jon Bird, Elizabeth Lebovici, Tamar Garb and Briony Fer. 

Autumn 2010 Programme

Date Subject Content
Monday 11 October Artist's talk The Lebanese artist Walid Raad will talk about his work and his new exhibition 'Miraculous Beginnings' about to open at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Wednesday 20 October Writing workshop

Tuesday 2 November
Book Launch
Venue:  Tate Modern
Book Launch and screening:  TJ Demos in discussion with Dira Birnbaum
Saturday 13 November

Symposium Louise Bourgeois symposium in conjunction with the exhibition 'Louise Bourgeois: Fabric works'.  Speakers include Mignon Nixon, Griselda Pollock, Clair Pajaczkowska, Phyllida Barlow, Meg Harris and Briony Fer.

Wednesday 24 November Lecture Mark Godfrey, Curator Tate Modern on the Arte Povera artist Boetti
Wednesday 8 December Film screening Screening of 'Cildo', a documentary film about the Brazilian artist Cildo Mereilis, with an introduction by Sergio Martins.