4:30 - 8:15pm, Thursday 10th Oct

Research Forum

Conceptualism and Materiality. Matters of Art and Politics

This conference celebrates the publication of Conceptualism and Materiality: Matters of Art and Politics.

The aim is to underscore the significance of materials and materiality within Anglo-American Conceptual art, as well as conceptualism more broadly. It challenges the notion of conceptualism as an idea-centred, anti-materialist enterprise, and highlights the political implications thereof.

Thursday, 10 October 2019:
4:00 pm - Registration
4:30pm - Welcome and Introduction
David Peters Corbett [The Courtauld, Centre for American Art], Sarah Wilson [The Courtauld], Christian Berger [Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz/The Courtauld]

Panel I: Materialization and Dematerialization
5pm - Kavior Moon (SCI-Arc, Los Angeles)
From Air to Architecture: Michael Asher’s Early Air Works
5:45pm - Jacob Stewart-Halevy (Tufts University, Medford)
Ian Wilson, Conceptual Art, and the Materialization of Language
Response and Roundtable

6:25pm - Break

6:45pm - Keynote and Book Launch
Sabeth Buchmann (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna) - Conceptual Realism

Wine Reception

Tickets: £25.00 (Concession: £15.00 )


King's Cross Vernon Sq, Penton Rise, WC1X 9EW