Enlightenment

Artisanal Labour and the Ethics of Craft

Lauren Cannady and Jennifer Ferng are the editors of Crafting Enlightenment: Artisanal Histories and Transnational Networks, the June volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. Interdisciplinary studies of artisans located in four continents, this volume brings together scholarship from the fields of architecture, art history, history, science studies, and history of technology and … Continue reading

Art

Dorothy Morland: the first female director of the ICA, yet invisible in the history of art

Dorothy Morland (1906-1999) was the first and only female Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. As a female arts administrator, Dorothy Morland’s work has been largely overlooked but Anne Massey's recent book Dorothy Morland: Making ICA History aims to highlight her significant contribution to the public understanding of modernism. Below is an excerpt … Continue reading

Art

The Legacy of Art and Feminism in the 1970s

Katy Deepwell discusses the feminist art practices explored by herself and co-editor Agata Jakubowska in All-Women Art Spaces in Europe in the Long 1970s. The book examines all-women art spaces in the long 1970s in Europe, can you explain how it came about? Most of the contributors met at a panel, ‘All women art spaces as … Continue reading

Art

The Crisis of History Painting in the 1850s – In Conversation with Gülru Çakmak

We caught up with author of Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Crisis of History Painting in the 1850s, Gülru Çakmak, to discuss the critical reception of the French painter's work and his challenge of making history experiential. Your new book addresses the crisis of history painting in the 1850s. Why did you choose to draw focus upon this … Continue reading

Art

Individuals Against Individualism – In Conversation with Jacopo Galimberti

To celebrate the US release of Individuals Against Individualism we caught up with author Jacopo Galimberti to discuss geopolitical influences on art and the role of ‘minor’ art centres in heightening interest in collaborative art practices.  In the UK? Purchase your copy of Individuals Against Individualism here. Individuals Against Individualism examines the phenomenon of collective art practice in the continental Western … Continue reading