New Event Series: Liquid Crystal Concrete

  • 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

British Cybernetic Art: The Origins of Digital Art
Catherine Mason

This paper is followed by a conversation between Catherine Mason and artist Ernest Edmonds.

25 May | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online

Marginalised Spaces and Émigré Artists

On Modernism’s Margins: William Ohly’s Abbey Art Centre in Postwar England
Jane Eckett

The Abbey Art Centre: An “All-but-forgotten” Artists’ Colony
Sheridan Palmer

8 June | 12 noon–1.30pm | Online only

Environmental Surrounds

The World Turned Outside In: Luxury Squats and Liberty Villas, 1946
Matthew Wells

The Carpet, the Office, an Environment
Alistair Cartwright

22 June | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online

Experimental Modes of Making

Oswell Blakeston: The “Magic Aftermath”
Inga Fraser

The Negative Logic of Parallel of Life and Art
Rosie Ram

29 June | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online

Postwar Contemporary

With Time: Becoming Contemporary in Postwar Britain
Ben Cranfield and Victoria Walsh

6 July | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online

Postwar Colonialism

Modern Architecture in West Africa: Schools, Sculptures and Magazines
Iain Jackson

“A feeling of warmth”: Tropical Timber, Modern Interiors and the United Africa Company in Postwar Britain
Rixt Woudstra

13 July | 6pm–7.30pm | Paul Mellon Centre and Online