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:

27 October, 7.30pm

Speaker: Rodrigo Orrantia, 'Open For Business: British Industry in Contemporary photography'

Rodrigo Orrantia will talk about his role as a member of the curatorial team at Multistory and their new exhibition, 'Open for Business', a national touring exhibition documenting contemporary British manufacturing. Multistory has worked in partnership with Magnum Photos to commission 9 world-renowned photographers to document and record manufacturing industries in 9 British cities, to explore the change that globalization has had on production and process. Magnum's UK photographers: Stuart Franklin, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Martin Parr, Mark Power and Chris Steele-Perkins; alongside three international photographers: Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina), Bruce Gilden (America) and Jonas Bendiksen (Norway) have visited over one hundred workplaces across the UK; from one-man businesses to FTSE 100 companies. Their photographs take us from traditional, handmade crafts to modern automation; from foundries and assembly lines to research laboratories and high-tech cleanrooms, showing an economic sector of extraordinary resistance and diversity.

Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian and curator based in London. He is a Lecturer in photography at Middlesex University and runs, Lucidly, an international art photography project studio. 

Forthcoming talks in  2014:

24 November
 – Janine Catalano, ‘Distasteful: Subversive Food in Surrealist Art'

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.

Open for Business, image courtesy of Science Museum, London Open for Business, image courtesy of Science Museum, London