Art History in the Pub
A regular series of relaxed but informing and entertaining talks.
Art History in the Pub is a series of talks, lectures and events that take place at The Monarch, in London on the last Monday of the month. They are informal, evening events where a speaker talks for about 30 minutes followed by questions. They take place in the main bar and anyone and everyone is welcome to participate, or to just listen.
Art History in the Pub was started two years ago and is part of the AAH's commitment to bring the best in cutting-edge art-historical research to a wider community.
AHitP London is held at:
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Greater London NW1 8BG
Free to attend.
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Art History in the Pub events are FREE to attend, and no booking is required.
7.30pm, Monday 25 November, London
Sonia Solicari; 'Curating the Neo-Victorian'
Sonia is Head of Guildhall Art Gallery and curator of the current exhibition, Victoriana: The Art of Revival, 7 Sep-8 Dec 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 contemporary revivalism in all its guises. Featuring graphic design, film, photography, ceramics, taxidermy, furniture, textiles and fine art, this multi-media show explores work inspired by the nineteenth century century and created over the last twenty ears, highlighting the ongoing influence of the Victorian age.
Victoriana: The Art of Revival brings together twenty-eight 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.
Sonia takes ‘Art History in the Pub’ on a virtual tour of the exhibition and recounts her experience of curating the show, offering a candid look at the trials and tribulations of defining neo-victorianism in the fine and decorative arts.
Sonia joined the Guildhall Art Gallery having held the posts of Curator, Ceramics and Assistant Curator, Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Would you like to be a guest curator for AHitP during 2014? If so send us an email with your proposal for 3 speakers and why you would like to do this. Deadline 29 November.
Directions & Details
The Monarch, Camden 40-42 Chalk Farm Road Camden NW1 8BG,http://www.monarchbar.com/events/
Telephone: 020 74822054
From Chalk Farm tube: Turn left out of the station and cross Chalk Farm Road at the lights. The pub is about five minutes walk down the road on the left.
From Camden Town: Take the Camden High Street exit and turn right. Head up the street past Camden Lock and under the rail bridge and proceed up Chalk Farm Road. The pub is a couple minutes walk from the bridge on the right.
By tube: Chalk Farm station (450m) – zone 2 / Camden Town station (530m) – zone 2
By train: Kentish Town West station (460m) / Camden Road station (550m)
By bus: 24 (24hrs), 27 (24hrs), 31, 168, N5, N28, N31 – click here for a local bus map.
28 October, Majella Munro, Shunga: Erotic Japanese Prints
23 September, Iain Borden, Skateboarding – an Urban Art
24 June, Rosalind McKever, Back to the Futurism! or, Why the Futurists loved Art History
27 May, Marion Endt Jones (University of Manchester), A Totalising Monster: Coral in Art and Culture
30 April, David Hopkins, Drunkeness. Edinburgh. AHitP Scotland. http://aah.org.uk/events/art-history-in-the-pub/scotland.
25 March, Janet Tyson (Independent Scholar) Strategies for mystery: Comparing René Magritte’s Menaced Assassin with Gerard David’s Nativity
25 February, Sarah Chaney (UCL) & Nicholas Tromans (Kingston), Art, the Archive and the Avant-Garde Asylum, c. 1890 - 1914
28 January, Jennifer Wallis (Queen Mary University of London), Picturing the psyche: Fragments of the insane body in the late 19th century
10 December, Lara Eggleton (University of Leeds), Gypsies or Moors?: re-staging Andalusian identity in the nineteenth-century photograph
29 October, Emily Candela (Royal College of Art), The Animated Atomic
24 September, Pip Patrick (UCL), Obese medieval monks: deconstructing the stereotype
3 September, Art History in the Pub Presents... 'The Lizardman Speaks! Erik Sprague in conversation with Matt Lodder' click here for more details
21 August, Claire Trevien (University of Warwick), Caricaturing Charlatans: Depictions of Science in French Revoltionary prints'
30 July, Paul Dobraszczyk (University of Manchester), 'Into the belly of the beast: exploring London's Victorian sewers'
18 June, Catherine Daunt (University of Sussex) 'Heroes and villains: portraits of the famous and the infamous in Tudor and Jacobean England'
28 May, Fern Riddell (King's College London), 'The Daunton-Shaws: Monarchs of the Wheel' Trick Cycling in the British Music Halls, 1899 - 1929
30 April, Lynda Nead (Birkbeck), 'Stilling the Punch: Boxing, Violence and the Photographic Image'
30 March, Elena Lipsos (University of Exeter), 'A Genealogy of Pin-Up: From 19th-Century Japanese ukiyo-e prints to the 1930s American Petty Girl.'
27 February, Nina Edwards (Freelance Writer & Researcher): 'On the Button'
30 January, Ben Zweig (Boston University), 'From Despair to Love: Picturing Suicide in Medieval Art'
9 December, Christina Bradstreet (Sotheby's Institute) 'Scented spectres and the smell of ghosts'
28 November, Petra Lange-Berndt (UCL) on 'Taxidermy and Colonial Practice'
24 October, Sam Gathercole (Croydon Art College) on 'Signs of Post-War Housing'
26 September, Hannah Williams (University of Oxford) on "The Violent Suicide of François Lemoyne: An 18th-Century Art History Mystery"
22 August, Matt Lodder, "Not Just For Sailors Any More: Tattooing in the Media".
25 July, Camilla Smith (University of Birmingham), "Tourism, Sexology and Homosexuality in Curt Moreck’s Guide to “Depraved” Berlin (1931)"