History of Art



Autumn 2016 Programme

Date Subject Content
Monday 26 September
Sound & the Archive
Panel Discussion and Gallery Reception at Autograph ABP
Friday 4 November
Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Portals

Tour of Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Portals led by Dr Rizvana Bradley

4.45-6pm, Victoria Miro, Gallery II

Saturday 3 December
William Kentridge: Time, Technology, Self

This major symposium focuses on the work of William Kentridge, bringing together a range of speakers to explore his relationship to early cinema, drawing practices, abstraction and historical enactment.

The event draws on selected animations, installations and moving image works in the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time  (21 September 2016 - 15 January 2017), addressing concepts of history and temporality, embodiment and subjectivity, technology and tactility, and the self and the sensory.

Speakers include: Ian Christie,  Briony FerTamar GarbMargaret IversenEd KrcmaMichael NewmanGriselda Pollock and Richard Taws

2-6 pm, Whitechapel Gallery

Spring 2017 Programme

Date Subject Content
Tuesday 17 January
Artist talk

Artist talk with Linder Sterling

Poster for the event (pdf)

Tuesday 24 January

Dr Leon Wainwright (Reader in History of Art at Open University) will present a paper entitled "Materiality and Mobility: Political Geographies of Contemporary Caribbean Art". The seminar will be followed by a discussion

Poster for the event (pdf)

Tuesday 7 February

Histories of race, histories of colour:

This informal discussion identifies strategies that attend to the imbrications of race and colour in various histories. How have historical actors, as well as scholars, tapped into colour's resistive potentials to race?  What are some of the tensions and possibilities in attempts to connect local and global histories of race and color? Rizvana Bradley, Mechthild Fend and Natasha Eaton join attendees in discussing scholarship that: engages race and colour's shared materiality; tracks race and colour's sites of reproduction, circulation, and reception; and explores race and colour as related regimes of perception and value.

Saturday 18 March

Decolonising History: Visualisations of Conflict in a 'Post-War' Europe

Decolonising History website

Programme (pdf)

Poster for the event (pdf)

Summer 2017 Programme

Date Subject Content
Thursday 27 April

Glenn Ligon in conversation with Rizvana Bradley and Mignon Nixon

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 4-6pm

Poster for the event (pdf)

Tuesday 9 May
Artist talk

Screening and talk with Maeve Brennan

Poster for the event (pdf)

Saturday 10 June
Poster for the event (pdf)
Friday 30 June
Mural Walk
With Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann (Plymouth University)
Places are limited to 15-20 students

Poster for the event (pdf)