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, Journals, News

Ownership of Sculpture Journal transferred to Liverpool University Press

As it approaches its 30th anniversary, the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) has announced the transfer of its interest in Sculpture Journal entirely to existing co-owner Liverpool University Press (LUP). Over the past three decades PMSA has initiated many high-profile projects including the Sculpture Journal. The journal was founded and developed alongside the PMSA’s ground-breaking … Continue reading

Art, Literature

The Trouble with Diary: Reflections on Researching the Journal of Keith Vaughan for ‘Image of a Man’

Alex Belsey is the author of the recent Liverpool English Texts and Studies publication, Image of a Man, a comprehensive critical reading of the extraordinary journal written by post-war British painter Keith Vaughan. In this post, Alex Belsey looks back at researching Vaughan's journal and the many questions that arise when working with diaries, along with … Continue reading

Art

Dystopolis – In Conversation with Jasmir Creed

Dystopolis presents new paintings by Jasmir Creed. Critical texts by Dr Lauren Elkin and Dr Graeme Gilloch explore the paintings in contemporary cultural contexts. The paintings explore Jasmir Creed's 'psycho-geographic city journeys, focusing on architecture and crowds showing the city as a rich forest-like environment'. We caught up with Jasmir Creed to discuss her exhibition … Continue reading