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Research Theme 2023-2024
...and painting continues
The persistence of painting is an art-historical conundrum, one we are interested in exploring in this year-long research theme. Painting has survived many assaults, blows that – at the time – were deemed to be fatal. Ranging from the decline of religious art to the invention of photography, the manifold and various challenges to paintings’ authority have never been decisive. But painting has not just survived, it has also evolved – in tracking the continuity of painting in the face of these challenges we are as interested in exploring the possibilities posed by chemical and material innovations as we are the pressures of stylistic and transmedial shifts.
'…and painting continues' draws on current scholarship on the time and temporalities of art and art history. By emphasising duration, we are keen to capture the many ‘times’ contained and sustained within painting, taking on the temporalities involved in its production, display and reception, as well as those citational and allegorical references that pull individual paintings across time and space.
If this theme resonates with your current research, please email Chloe Julius to discuss possible avenues for collaboration.