Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium
24-26 November 2015
Tate is holding a major conference in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and Culture at King's College London, to mark the opening of the exhibition Artist and Empire. Scholars, curators and artists from around Britain and the world will consider art created under the conditions of the British Empire, its aftermath, and its future in museum and gallery displays. Scholarship has expanded over the last two decades across a span of disciplines and locations. This conference takes the historic opportunity of the exhibition, featuring diverse artists from the sixteenth century to the present day, to bring together people to meet and share the latest research being developed around this subject. The papers, roundtables and audience discussions will consider the cosmopolitan character of objects and images, and the way geographical, cultural and chronological dislocations have in many instances obscured, changed or suppressed their history, significance and aesthetics. How approaches to contemporary art, archives, curation and collecting can help develop new ways to look at them now will also be explored.
24 November Exhibition preview and Keynote Lecture
25 November, Day One Artist & Empire: The Long Nineteenth Century
26 November, Day Two Artist & Empire: Curating in a Transnational Context
For further information please contact the conference administrator, Jessica Knights, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist and Empire: New Dynamics is convened by Tate, Birkbeck and Culture at Kings College London. The conference has been generously supported by Culture at Kings College London, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Birkbeck School of Arts, The British Association of Victorian Studies, The Association of Art Historians, Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts. Parallel Perspectives: Curating in Londons transnational contexts is a Culture at Kings College London project in collaboration with the British Library, Tate and V&A Museum.
Full program details will be announced shortly. Book now to secure your place: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/conference/artist-and-empire-new-dynamics