History of Art



Autumn 2015 Programme

Tuesday 27 OctoberMaya Deren
Film screening and discussion
Screening of selected short films by Maya Deren: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943-59); At Land (1944); A Study in Choreography (1945); Ritual in Transfigured Time (1945-6);Meditation on Violence (1948); The Very Eye of Night (1952-59)
Wednesday 28 OctoberExhibition visit

A tour with curator Renée Mussai of the exhibition of French/Algerian artist Bruno Boudjelal at Autograph. The work traces Frans Fanon's journey from Martinique to Algeria in abstracted form. The tour is followed by a conversation with the artist at 6.30.


Wednesday 4 NovemberWerker Magazine, talk & conversation

Werker (or Werker Magazine) is a publication about photography and labour initiated by visual artist Marc Roig Blesa and graphic designer Rogier Delfos. A presentation of the magazine will be followed by a discussion with Jorge Ribalta, curator of A Hard, Merciless Light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939 (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2011) and Not Yet: On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015).

Poster for the event (pdf)

Friday 6 NovemberExhibition visitWalk-through of the Kara Walker exhibition at Victoria Miro, all are welcome
Victoia Miro Gallery, Wharf Road, London. 4:45
Tuesday 17 NovemberFilm screening and discussion

Gordon Matta-Clark film screening and discussion

Poster for the event (pdf)



Friday 20 NovemberExhibition visit


Join curator Flavia Frigeri for a private view and tour of The World Goes Pop, a groundbreaking exhibition revealing how artists around the world engaged with the spirit of Pop Art.

Tate Modern 9:00


Tuesday 24 NovemberSeminar
Simon Baker (Senior Curator International Art (Photography), Tate Modern)

George Condo: Painting Reconfigured

Poster for the event (pdf)

Spring 2016 Programme

Monday 1 FebruaryStan Douglas
Talk and discussion

Starts at 4pm

poster for the event (pdf)

Tuesday 9 FebruaryHelen Marten
Film workshop and discussion

Starts at 5.30pm

poster for the event (pdf)

Tuesday 23 FebruaryIsabella Rossellini
Film workshop and discussion

Workshop and discussion on Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno
Starts at 5.30pm

poster for the event (pdf)

Saturday 5 MarchConference

Playing Games: Power and Pleasure in Art After the Internet

poster for the event (pdf)

Tuesday 8 MarchValie Export
Film workshop and discussion
Workshop and discussion on Valie Export's Invisible Adversaries (1976)
Starts at 5.30pm
Saturday 19 MarchConference

Reality Check: A symposium on art, psycho-politics and the limits of community

programme (pdf)

poster for the event (pdf)

Summer 2016 Programme

Tuesday 26 AprilExhibition visitWalk-through of Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen at Serpentine Gallery 4pm
Saturday 7 MayConference

Extracurricular Activity: Undermining Histories of Contemporary Art

Starts at 10am

poster for the event

Friday 13 MayExhibition visit

Walk-through of the Mary Kelly exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery


Saturday 11 JuneInterdisciplinary conference

Proust Project:

a conference on Proust and the image, organised by Briony Fer and Rye Holmboe. CSCA/Institute of Advanced Studies.

Venue: Institute of Advanced Studies. 10.30-6pm

schedule for the event (pdf)

poster for the event (pdf)

Thursday-Friday 7-8 JulyInterdisciplinary conference (UCL Institute of Advanced studies)Bodily Matters