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Whitworth Studies

Are you interested in fresh thinking about the visual arts? The Whitworth Studies offers a programme of talks, events and performances for a broad public audience. The Whitworth is working with Art History and Visual Studies in The University of Manchester to coordinate the Whitworth Studies programme.

All events take place at the Whitworth
Events are FREE and open to everyone


Whitworth Studies programme 2018-2019

Past event: Thursday 15 November, 5pm
Free, no need to book.

Jo Applin, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Lee Lozano: Breakdown
Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre


Past event: Thursday 6 December, 5pm
Free, no need to book.

Jenna Ashton, Art History and Cultural Practices, The University of Manchester
Art(ist) as Witness: displacement, trauma, resistance and memory
Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre


Thursday 7 February, 5pm
Free, no need to book.

Ros Holmes, Art History and Cultural Practices, The University of Manchester
Picturing the ‘Chinese Dream’: Urban Imaginings and Disneyland Dystopias in Postsocialist Beijing
Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre


Friday 15 & Saturday 16 February
Free, no need to book.

Conference : Gestures: Writing that Moves Between
Keynote speakers include Renee Gladman, Maria Fusco and a reading by Anne Boyer.
Co-sponsored by The Centre for New Writing and Art History and Cultural Practices, The University of Manchester, in partnership with The Centre for New and International Writing, University of Liverpool, and The English Literature, Language and Creative Practice Research Group, University of Salford.

For conference enquiries email gesturesconference@gmail.com
Further details visit: gesturesconference.wordpress.com
Location: The Whitworth


Thursday 4 April, 5pm
Free, no need to book.

Claire Bishop, Pilkington Visiting Professor in Art History and Cultural Practices, The University of Manchester, Professor of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
Information Overload: Research Based Art and the Politics of Attention
Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre


Thursday 2 May, 5pm
Free, no need to book.

Noorah al Gailani, Curator of Islamic Civilisations, Glasgow Museums, The Burrell Collection
Uzbek Suzani embroideries: an embodiment of inter-cultural exchange between east and west
Location: The Whitworth, Study Centre

 

More about the Whitworth Studies programme

Whitworth Studies aims to encourage and support a wide range of research projects between the Whitworth and Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS), artists, other parts of the University of Manchester, and visiting researchers from other universities. This research activity will result in exhibitions, conferences, lecture series, events, performances, and research on the Whitworth’s collections.   

Internationally recognised researchers, from the University of Manchester and beyond, will give public lectures and presentations of many kinds, as well as artists talking about their work.  
Whitworth Studies will also encourage experimental encounters with research and experimental forms of presenting research as a signature aspect of its public programme.

The Whitworth Studies programme is designed to appeal to the highly engaged Whitworth public; students with interests in visual culture; researchers at all levels who want to stage or present research on visual culture; and the wider art community of Manchester and the North West.

The Whitworth is working with Art History and Visual Studies in the University of Manchester to coordinate the Whitworth Studies programme.