Art and its Afterlives, Courtauld, 17 Nov 2012

Art and Its Afterlives

Fourth Early Modern Symposium
09.30 – 17.45, Saturday 17 November 2012 (with registration from 09.00)
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Ticket/entry details: £16 (£11 students, Courtauld staff/students and concessions)
Or send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating the event title ‘Art and Its Afterlives’.

Art and Its Afterlives aims to address the ways in which the work of art continues to resonate after its creation. While much art history takes as its focus the initial facture of the work of art, this one-day symposium explores what happens to early modern art after the moment of its making. How did early modern works continue to be created in their display, preservation, and reception from the moment of their creation on? Papers will examine how art is shaped by its afterlives – whether these collect, curate, cut up, cut out, copy or correct it – and the ways in which art both persists and changes through time as a material object, a field of generative meaning, and a subject of debate and interpretation. Material, technical and social histories as well as theoretical approaches drawn from the discipline of art history and other fields of the humanities are welcome. Accounts from curatorial practice and the field of museology are also encouraged.

For further information, email Research Forum Events at Courtauld

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