Talks

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Constable sketch found behind another painting at V&A

Constable sketch found behind another painting at V&A

Posted November 27th, 2013

England, Featured Posts, News, Paintings, Romanticism, Talks

A new John Constable oil sketch will go on display tomorrow in the V&A’s Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries after it was discovered at the V&A Museum hidden on the back of Branch Hill Pond: Hampstead, another work by the English Romantic painter. V&A experts… Read More

Videos

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

Posted November 7th, 2013

Africa, Talks, USA, Videos

This two-day symposium at the Smithsonianexamined the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from nineteenth-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world. Since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade,… Read More

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The Debt of Creativity – Talk by Max Haiven

The Debt of Creativity – Talk by Max Haiven

Posted November 4th, 2013

Inspiration, Talks, Videos

Here is activist and art professor Max Haiven‘s TED talk from TEDxNovaScotia titled The Debt of Creativity, in which he talks about things already brought up in his essay Privatizing Creativity. Or in his own words: “In March, I delivered a TED Talk at TEDxNovaScotia… Read More

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Talk: Comedy Meets Art

Talk: Comedy Meets Art

Posted September 26th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Shows, Talks

The performer and comedian Doon Mackichan, performance artist Bedwyr Williams, and Tate curator Martin Myrone, join BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz and online contributors for a lively discussion about comedy and art. This Hangout On Air took place on 24 September, 2013 at Tate Britain…. Read More

Videos

A Conversation about Dance with Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst

A Conversation about Dance with Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst

Posted August 5th, 2013

Dance, Talks, Videos

“The world doesn’t need you to make a dance. The world doesn’t need me to make a dance. I need to make things.” Recently, two seminal figures of the New York downtown dance world—Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst—sat down with Lois Welk, director of… Read More

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Meet Kerry James Marshall

Meet Kerry James Marshall

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Contemporary Art, Paintings, Talks, USA, Videos

Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture. Although Kerry James Marshall currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, his time… Read More

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Videos: James Turrell at the Guggenheim

Videos: James Turrell at the Guggenheim

Posted July 18th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Documentaries, Talks, Videos

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major… Read More

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Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Posted July 17th, 2013

Art History, Restoration, Talks, Technology, Videos

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini uses advanced tools common in engineering and medical labs to unravel centuries-old mysteries of art. He spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process… Read More

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Elizabeth Gilbert on your elusive creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert on your elusive creative genius

Posted July 9th, 2013

Inspiration, Talks, Videos

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. Elizabeth Gilbert :… Read More