Lectures

14

Dec

2022

19:00

August Macke, Ballet Russes, 1912In this lecture we will explore how ballet is seen as the purest expression of every emotion, earthly and spiritual. The film Red Shoes evocatively portrays the beauty, wonder and grace of ballet where there is no art without sacrifice. Other key films such as Black Swan and Billy Elliot will be opened up for analysis. The most beautiful paintings inspired by dance will also be discussed. These include works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Knight and Oppler.

 

About the lecturer

John is an inspirational speaker who has delivered lecturers, workshops in the US (Texas, California, Massachusetts), Beijing, Malaysia and the UK. Initially trained as a painter, John was awarded the Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship in painting in Brooklyn, New York and went on to be artist in resident for the state of Texas. Later in his career John produced and directed several short films and animations. He has taught film, art and pedagogy at the University of Exeter, Arts University Bournemouth, University Sains Malaysia, Southwestern College, California, Brunel University, London and Kingston University.

 

Technical note: We will try to have hybrid technology available for those of you who wish to attend on Zoom.

 

 Poster_2022_12_14_ballet_in_film.pdf (320 KB) 

 

 

Date:
Time:
14.12.2022
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
John Francis
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Vortragsraum (first floor) Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Von-Melle-Park 3, 20146 Hamburg

13

Feb

2023

19:00

In The House of my Father. Donald Rodney - 1996-97For the last five years, Helen has made a study of Black Art in Britain, taking particular interest in Donald Rodney, Keith Piper and Lubaina Himid to name but three. The work of these artists powerfully responds to the history of slavery, racism, and colonisation. Helen will discuss the BLK Art Group artists, as well as more contemporary artists including Sonia Boyce who won the Venice Biennale’s top Golden Lion prize in 2022.

 

Biography

Helen is the Head of the History of Art Department at St Mary’s School Ascot. She studied at Manchester University and achieved her Masters’ Degree in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Based in London she has previously worked for the Royal Academy and National Gallery, as well as leading specialised art history courses across Italy.

 2023_02_13_Black_Art.pdf (257 KB)

Date:
Time:
13.02.2023
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
Helen Oakden
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Online Zoom

17

Mar

2023

19:00

Palace of Monserrate - © PMSL_Wilson_PereiraThe director of the National Palaces of Pena, Queluz and Sintra in Portugal will give us his expert insights into the park and palace of Monserrate, which was built by the English merchant of French Huguenot origin Gerard De Visme in the style of Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill. William Beckford, the author of Letters from Italy with Sketches of Spain and Portugal (1835) lived here, and Lord Byron visited before the palace and gardens were completely remodelled by the rich merchant Sir Francis Cook during the Victorian era.

Date:
Time:
17.03.2023
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
António Nunes Pereira
Location:
 
Alfred-Schnittke Akademie, Max-Brauer Allee 24

19

June

2023

19:00

Local lecturer and teacher Annette, who holds an M.A. in English literature, will give us an introduction as well as a demonstration of the Japanese folk tradition with a botanical element. 

Date:
Time:
19.06.2023
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
Annette Huber
Location:
 
Teehaus in Planten un Blomen, next to the skating rink (entrance near the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte)

06

July

2023

19:00

Sitting Room, Kettle’s Yard, © University of Cambridge. Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge has been described as “one of the country’s most intimate and spellbinding museums, the collection of one man and his unerring eye; restorative, homely yet life-changing”. This man was H.S. ‘Jim’ Ede, curator, writer, collector and friend to artists. In 1957, he opened his Cambridge home as “a living place where works of art could be enjoyed… unhampered by the greater austerity of the museum or public art gallery.” His collection included works by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Alfred Wallis which were placed alongside pieces of furniture, ceramics and natural objects. His curated home remains, by and large as he left it, characterised by its unique atmosphere, fascinating juxtapositions and personal connections. This lecture by Sarah Burles will discuss the life of Jim Ede, his collecting and his vision for Kettle’s Yard.

 

Biography

Sarah Burles studied History of Art at Cambridge University before doing a master’s degree at University College London. She went on to have a career in museum and gallery education, establishing new services in three different museums before working at the Fitzwilliam Museum for many years.  

Sarah is the founder of Cambridge Art Tours, which runs tours and courses in and around East Anglia. She is also a Tour Director for a travel company and has led tours to Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and America. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Sarah moved her work online, offering art history courses to audiences all over the world.

Date:
Time:
06.07.2023
19:00 Uhr
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Lecturer:
Sarah Burles
Location:
 
Vortragsraum (first floor) Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Von-Melle-Park 3, 20146 Hamburg