Thinking Drawing 1960 to Now - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Thinking Drawing 1960 to Now

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Thinking Drawing 1960 to Now

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London

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  • Friday 10 May 2019
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    11:15 am - 5:30 pm

    with registration from 10.30 am

    Lecture Theatre 1, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London, WC1X 9EW

Speaker

  • Tania Kovats - Artist
  • Lucy Skaer - Artist
  • Margaret Iversen - Professor Emerita, University of Essex
  • Stephanie Straine - Modern Art Oxford
  • Ed Krcma - University of East Anglia
  • Anna Lovatt - Southern Methodist University
  • Briony Fer - UCL
  • Mary Doyle - Drawing Room

Organised by

  • Jo Applin - The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Jessica Akerman - Artist / The Courtauld Institute of Art

This day-long symposium takes as its subject the status of drawing since 1960 as a complex and dynamic medium. Bringing together artists, curators, and art historians, the symposium will explore drawing’s status as a significant medium in its own right, beyond notions of the preparatory and private. Through a series of short papers, artist presentations and roundtable discussions, speakers will address a range of processes, approaches, and themes in contemporary drawing. No longer constrained to paper or canvas as its sole support, drawing now belongs as much to the realm of the readymade or found object as it does the mechanical and the digital, placing established notions of the intimate and hand-drawn under productive pressure.  Bringing together leading scholars, artists and curators, our conversations over the course of the day will range widely to include issues of materiality and making, the environmental and the conceptual, the precarious and provisional, and the durational and tactile nature of the drawn image.

PROGRAMME

11.15 – 13.15 Session 1

Introduction, Jo Applin and Jessica Akerman (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Mary Doyle (Drawing Room) in conversation with Jo Applin and Jessica Akerman

Ed Krčma (University of East Anglia): ‘Marking Time, Moving Images: Drawing and Film’

Margaret Iversen (University of Essex): ‘Indexical Drawing’

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch (provided for speakers only, Research Forum Seminar Room, Floor 2)

14.15 – 15.30 Session 2

Lucy Skaer (Artist) in conversation with Stephanie Straine (Modern Art Oxford): ‘Available Fonts: looking at drawing as language’

Briony Fer (UCL): ‘doing things on paper’

15.30 – 16.00 Tea break (Research Forum Seminar Room, Floor 2)

16.00 – 17.30 Session 3

Anna Lovatt (Southern Methodist University): Paperwork: Conceptual Art and the “Pink-Collar” Worker

Tania Kovats (Artist): ‘Drawing Water’

17.15 – 17.30 Concluding remarks, Jo Applin (Courtauld Institute of Art)

17.30 – 18.30 Reception (Research Forum Seminar Room, Floor 2)

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