May 28: Pop-Up Exhibition @ Barts Pathology Museum

Following the private view and round table discussion on Thursday 26th the exhibition will be moving to the wonderful Barts Pathology Museum for a one day only Pop-Up event. Responding to Medieval and Renaissance objects eight artists have created unique pieces ranging from scultpure, to film, and engraving. All eight pieces will be on display with information about the object that inspired the piece. Featuring artwork by: Elinor Cantrill – http://www.elinorcantrill.com Susan Eyre – http://www.susaneyre.com Timothy Gasbarro – http://www.rca.ac.uk/students/timothy-gasbarro/ Elena Gileva – http://www.elena-gileva.com Grace Holliday – http://www.graceholliday.com Sarah Jarman – http://www.sarah-jarman.squarespace.com Kathryn Martin – http://www.kathrynmaymartin.co.uk Dominique Russell – http://www.dominquerussell.com And research … Continue reading May 28: Pop-Up Exhibition @ Barts Pathology Museum

May 26: Round Table & Private View @ QMUL

‘The Matter of Objects’ is a collaborative project that brings together the work of medieval and early modern researchers with contemporary art practitioners. Doctoral students from across Europe have identified objects that serve as gateways into their research. Objects include a sixteenth-century witch’s bottle, a Bird of Paradise skin, and a seventeenth-century devotional print for the use of prayer beads. The doctoral students have been paired with artists of diverse media (sculpture, print, conceptual) to produce a response piece. This one-day event will bring the artists and researchers together to discuss the physical outcomes and their process in deconstructing and interpreting the stories … Continue reading May 26: Round Table & Private View @ QMUL

CfPs: ‘The Matter of Objects’

Medieval and Renaissance Materiality in Contemporary Conversation Queen Mary University of London   26th May 2016 Following the ‘Material Turn(s)’ of the last few decades the place of objects and their materiality has received invigorated attention within humanities research. Yet, approaches to the material often remain stifled by the abstract ways in which they are approached. In the words of social anthropologist Tim Ingold, the engagement of historians with the material is ‘not with the tangible stuff of craftsmen and manufacturers but with the abstract ruminations of philosophers and theorists.’ This project, culminating in a temporary exhibition, aims to juxtapose … Continue reading CfPs: ‘The Matter of Objects’

CfPs: Art practitioners

  The Matter of Objects: Medieval and Renaissance Materiality in Contemporary Conversation Queen Mary University of London 26th May 2016 The Matter of Objects is a temporary exhibition to be held at Queen Mary University in May 2016 which aims to bring together humanities researchers, artists and creative practitioners in interdisciplinary conversation. Increasingly the humanities have recognised the value of objects within historical narratives yet approaches to the material often remain stifled by the abstract ways in which they are approached. In the words of social anthropologist Tim Ingold, the engagement of historians with the material is ‘not with the … Continue reading CfPs: Art practitioners