Art History in the Pub

Art History in the Pub is a series of talks that take place on the last Monday of each month. Art History in the Pub reflects the AAH's commitment to bringing interesting, cutting-edge art-historical research to a wider, public community.

They are free, and open to all, no booking required. Talks take place at 7.30pm at The Monarch, Camden, London.

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Next Event:

26 January, 7.30pm

Speaker: Steven Gartside, MMU, '
From the Indiscriminate to the Individual; via the Indistinct'

The anonymous photograph has something of an odd relationship with the gallery and museum. Lacking the familiar requirements of things such as signature, context and history, all that remains is the image. Yet, the purposes to which the image is put, or the significance the viewer might be encouraged to read into the work, varies substantially. In the rise of anonymous and vernacular photography exhibitions, as well as the use of such works by contemporary artists, there are perhaps interesting questions which might be posed. Ideas which go beyond questions of medium and into areas of collecting, curatorship, editorial control and the nature of reading. Steven Gartside is Research Fellow at Manchester School of Art, MMU, and Curator at the Holden Gallery.

Guest Curator (January): Sam Gathercole, Croydon School of Art

Would you like to be a Guest Curator for Art History in the pub in 2015? We are looking for people interested in curating a series of talks for AHiTP. Send us an email if you would like more details.

Previous Talks for Art History in the Pub, from 2011 - 2014.

Directions & Details
If you've not been before then a speaker talks for about 30 minutes followed by questions. The talk takes place in the main bar, it is free, entertaining, and anyone is welcome.

The Monarch,
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden NW1 8BG,
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.