The Future of Art History in Wales: A free roundtable discussion

2017 Conference, Events, News

THE FUTURE OF ART HISTORY IN WALES
A free roundtable discussion
 
The Drwm, National Library of Wales
12 September 2017, 5-6.30pm
 
Followed by a wine reception at Aberystwyth School of Art

Cliciwch yma am raglen Cymraeg.

In 2016, the successful campaign to stop A-level Art History being dropped demonstrated the enthusiasm for art history among students, artists and educators across the UK. Yet the future of art history in all its forms – whether in schools, universities, libraries, galleries, arts centres or community groups – remains uncertain.

If, as the artist Jeremy Deller has argued, ‘Art history is the study of power, politics, identity and humanity’, the study and appreciation of art is more vital than ever in the tumultuous 21st century. In Wales, art history is inextricably linked with the political: the lack of critical attention has led to Welsh artists being marginalised or excluded from the canon altogether. How can art history in Wales work to recover movements, groups, individuals or works that have been lost? How can it consider, contextualise and celebrate Wales’s rich and diverse art history, bringing it to new audiences? What are the shared experiences with other humanities subjects (such as literary studies), and what can these disciplines learn from each other?

Join us for a free roundtable discussion with leading artists, curators and historians to discuss the future of Welsh art history/art history in Wales.

Draft Programme: Word and Image (MONC 2017)

2017 Conference

We’re delighted to share the draft programme for the second MONC conference, Word and Image, to be held in Aberystwyth this September.

Cliciwch yma am raglen Cymraeg. Click here to download a copy in English.

Many thanks to Nathan Munday (Cardiff University) for providing the Welsh translation.

We will announce more details regarding the roundtable on the first day in the coming weeks. Join our mailing list or follow us on twitter for the latest updates.

Registration is now open; full details can be found here.

The conference is kindly supported by the Learned Society of Wales and Aberystwyth School of Art.

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CFP: Queer Modernism(s)

CFPs

Nottingham Trent University

3 April 2017

Keynote speaker:

Professor Gregory Woods (Nottingham Trent University)

 

‘Somewhat like Ariel / Somewhat like Puck / Somewhat like a gutter boy / Who loves to play in muck’ – Richard Bruce Nugent

Queer Modernism(s) is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore the place of queer identity in modernist art, literature and culture. How do modernist artists frame queerness within their work? How did writers reveal and conceal their sexuality? And, in ‘making it new’, how did modernism develop new modes of exploring gender and sexuality?