Tomorrow is our next Wednesday seminar, led by Dr. Ben Harvey. He will be speaking on”Thirteen Ways of Looking at Fry’s Cézanne”
All welcome November 27: Wednesday, 4:30 pm, 4.05 Mansfield Cooper Bldg
Over eighty-five years after its publication, Roger Fry’s 1927 monograph about Paul Cézanne still occupies a prominent position in art history’s literature, as well as in several art-historical subfields (art criticism, modernism, formalism, Bloomsbury, and Cézanne studies). Only recently it was numbered among the The Books that Shaped Art History (Thames & Hudson: 2013), an attempt to create a kind of textual canon for the discipline.
But how well do we really know Fry’s Cézanne? This talk outlines some different ways of looking at a supposedly familiar book. To name a few of these ways, it discusses the book’s genesis, its marketing, and elements of its reception. And, going beyond the formalism Fry is inevitably associated with, it considers the monograph in relationship to other modes of thinking and writing: (auto)biography, psychoanalysis, didactic literature, and the double story.
All welcome for the lecture, plus cakes, wine and good conversation.
Today, November 25, Monday, 4:30 pm Room: 4.05 Mansfield Cooper
Artist Sarah Jones, Photographer, Royal College of Art
On the heel of her most recent book, entitled ‘Sarah Jones’ (Violette Editions, 2013), Jones will present her photographs of roses, couches, horses, women and the colour blue. Her recent monograph features essays by Brian Dillon and David Campany, as well as a conversation between the artist and A. M. Homes, which first appeared in frieze magazine in 2008.
Last year, at the National Gallery’s 2012 group exhibition ‘Seduced by Art’, Jones’ photographs stood out as stunners amongst the stars of the nineteenth-century past, as well as amongst her contemporaries.
We hope to see you there.
A reminder that our next research seminar will be taken by Dr Lila Yawn, John Cabot University, Rome, speaking on ‘The Bright Side of the Knife: Dismemberment in Medieval Europe and the Modern Imagination’. Join us on Weds 20th November at 4:30 pm, room 4.05 Mansfield Cooper. There will (of course!) be wine and cake to follow the lecture!
INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL PRACTICES
CENTRE FOR MUSEOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
Curating Coral: Something Rich and Strange
Marion Endt-Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manchester
Monday 3rd February 2014, 5-6.30pm, Mansfield Cooper, 4.10,
This talk will explore the rationale behind the Coral exhibition at Manchester Museum and reflect on the curatorial process. Marion will examine the challenges of organising a cross-disciplinary exhibition; the role of the ‘external’ curator; the benefits and limitations of collaborations between academics and (university) museums; and the role of impact and public engagement in turning research into exhibition practice.
Marion has recently completed a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship based in AHVS. She is the curator of Coral: Something Rich and Strange at Manchester Museum (29 November 2013–16 March 2014). The exhibition is one of the outcomes of her research project ‘A Cultural History of Coral’.
For further information please contact: Louise.Tythacott@manchester.ac.uk
We are all looking forward to performance artist, Ron Athey’s visit as part of the Autumn/ Winter AHVS Seminar Series: Wounds and Utopia. Join us on Wednesday 6 November at 4:30pm. LG 12 (Leamington Theatre), Samuel Alexander Building.
Our brand new Semester one 2013 AHVS research seminar poster!
Our 2012-13 AHVS research seminar poster.