The Courtauld’s Research Forum is pleased to announce a lecture series for the 2018-19 academic year, Artists on Brexit.
With Brexit negotiations reaching the crunch point, four celebrated and influential artists from Britain and Northern Ireland will speak about the ways in which their art both gives image to and radically re-imagines our political moment. The series has been organised by Dr Edwin Coomasaru (Postdoctoral Fellow, The Courtauld Institute of Art) as part of his research project, ‘Taking Back Control?’: Gendering Brexit’s Visual Culture.
Thu 18 Oct, 2018 Artists on Brexit
What might a feminist approach to Brexit and the Irish border look like? In 2017 Northern Irish artist Rita Duffy created an artwork across the Blacklion-Belcoo Bridge, which straddles the Irish-Northern Irish border. Soften the…
Thu 21 Mar, 2019 Artists on Brexit
What does Brexit look like? Political cartoons are at the very forefront of crafting Brexit’s political imagination: giving shape and form to the fears and anxieties that colour a fast-moving and turbulent political landscape. Martin…
Thu 2 May, 2019 Artists on Brexit
In 2016 artists Thomson & Craighead made a perfume-artwork called Apocalypse: re-creating the olfactory description of the end of the world from the King James Bible’s Book of Revelation. A work as timely as it…