An exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery on Victorian revivalism will be accompanied by a symposium on Steampunk and a film season running in Birkbeck School of Arts cinema in Gordon Square this autumn (2013).
From the macabre to the quaint, the sensational to the surreal, Victoriana: The Art of Revival is the first ever exhibition in the UK to offer a major examination of Victorian revivalism in all its forms.
Featuring graphic design, film, photography, ceramics, taxidermy, furniture, textiles and fine art, this multi-media show explores work inspired by the 19th century and created over the last 20 years, highlighting the on-going influence of the Victorian age.
Victoriana: The Art of Revivalbrings together 28 major contemporary artists who encapsulate the many forms and motivations of modern takes on Victorian style. These include Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Dan Hillier, Paul St. George, Rob Ryan, Kitty Valentine and Jake and Dinos Chapman
The exhibition takes place from Saturday 7 September to Sunday 8 December visit the City of London website for more information.
For more information, see: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/attractions-museums-and-galleries/guildhall-art-gallery-and-roman-amphitheatre/Pages/victoriana.aspx
VICTORIANA AT BIRKBECK
Birkbeck will also host a season of events on Neo-Victorian culture this term, organized in collaboration with the Guildhall Art Gallery's Victoriana Exhibition.
VICTORIANA ON FILM
A season of free film screenings in collaboration with the Guildhall Art Gallery's Victoriana Exhibition.
The film series will include the following free screenings:
- 22 October: The Piano (Jane Campion 1993)
- 29 October: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin 1945)
- 5 November: The Prestige (Christopher Nolan 2006)
- 12 November: Gone to Earth (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 1950)
- 19 November: The Elephant Man (David Lynch 1980)
- 26 November: Angels and Insects (Philip Haas 1995)
The films will be shown from 2-5pm at the Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
The first film will be Jane Campion's The Piano (1993), introduced by Professor Lynda Nead.
For more information and to register for the screening, see: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/about-us/events/about-us/events/bbk-local?uid=710317d28ee1b53de695fcbdeae93b4d
MONSTERS AND DETECTIVES: RE-WRITING THE VICTORIANS FOR TELEVISION & RADIO
Panel discussion at Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea), 'Reciprocal Haunting in _Ripper Street_: Spectres of Twenty-First-Century Sexual Abuse in Neo-Victorian Media'
Michael Eaton (television and radio writer), 'Victorians such as Us'
Dr Benjamin Poore (York), 'The Strange Casebooks of Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes: Adaptations and the limits of Neo-Victorianism'
Register for the event here: https://bbk-monsters-detectives.eventbrite.co.uk/
STEAMPUNK: A SYMPOSIUM
Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE
Saturday 30 November 2013, 1-5pm
The Steampunk symposium takes place on 30 November - you can see full details and reserve your (free) place here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/steampunk-a-symposium
For more information about the programme of events, see:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/news/victoriana-the-art-of-revival-exhibition-and-film-series