- 5 May 2022
Coinciding with the landmark Barbican exhibition Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945–1965 (March 2022 to June 2022) the Centre is pleased to announce a series of research seminars showcasing new perspectives on the visual art of postwar Britain as an interdisciplinary and transcultural terrain of research.
Tickets for the series are free and are now available to book online.
The events in this series are:
British Cybernetic Art: The Origins of Digital Art
This paper is followed by a conversation between Catherine Mason and artist Ernest Edmonds.
25 May | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online
On Modernism’s Margins: William Ohly’s Abbey Art Centre in Postwar England
The Abbey Art Centre: An “All-but-forgotten” Artists’ Colony
8 June | 12 noon–1.30pm | Online only
The World Turned Outside In: Luxury Squats and Liberty Villas, 1946
The Carpet, the Office, an Environment
22 June | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online
Oswell Blakeston: The “Magic Aftermath”
The Negative Logic of Parallel of Life and Art
29 June | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online
With Time: Becoming Contemporary in Postwar Britain
Ben Cranfield and Victoria Walsh
6 July | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online
Modern Architecture in West Africa: Schools, Sculptures and Magazines
“A feeling of warmth”: Tropical Timber, Modern Interiors and the United Africa Company in Postwar Britain
13 July | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online