Inside Public Art Museums
Archaeology of an exhibition
Spirituality in Contemporary Art
The Idea of the Numinous
The Aesthetics of Silence
A Field Guide To Getting Lost
Essays On The Blurring Of Art And Life
Ways of Curating
Hans Ulrich Obrist
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
On Show : Contemporary ceramics in the Goodison gift in the context of a historic museum collection.
A rare opportunity to hear different perspectives on how the art of display can animate objects and deepen insight into historical collections.
The study day will draw on two current displays exclusive to the Fitzwilliam Museum: the Goodison gift of contemporary ceramics and the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery. Speakers include four internationally-acclaimed UK ceramicists whose work features in both displays: Julian Stair, Carol McNicoll, Philip Eglin and Jennifer Lee. The study day concludes with a conversation between Amanda and Sir Nicholas Goodison, followed by the opportunity to share reflections on the subject.
Art has the power to affect our thinking, changing not only the way we view and interact with the world but also how we create it. In Art and Mind, Ernst van Alphen probes this idea of art as a commanding force with the capacity to shape our intellect and intervene in our lives. Rather than interpreting art as merely a reflection of our social experience or a product of history, van Alphen here argues that art is a historical agent, or a cultural creator, that propels thought and experience forward.
Art in mind : How contemporary images shape thought
Ernst van Alphen
Walking and Mapping
Artists as Cartographers
A Bigger Splash
Painting after Performance