We invite you to the launch of the 2016 issue of immediations, The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Journal of Postgraduate Research. The annual peer-reviewed journal has built a reputation over the last 12 years for publishing pioneering art historical research from young scholars, and we are proud to contribute further innovative and challenging work in its 13th year. In order to widen access to the research conducted at The Courtauld, we are taking immediations 2016 open access and online alongside our printed publication.
We are celebrating another excellent year of art historical research and this new milestone for the journal with short papers by Jessie Robertson and Will Atkin, who have contributed to the issue (other guest speakers TBC), and a drinks reception in the Research Forum at The Courtauld (Strand, London, WC2R 0RN) from 6:30pm on Wednesday 7th December. We would be delighted if you could join us.
Turner Prize Winner and Courtauld alumnus Jeremy Deller specially designed the 2016 cover. Bringing together William Morris’s leaf patterns and Andy Warhol’s camouflage designs via the aesthetics of ‘90s rave culture, the work explores how ideas of nature have been historically constructed in relation to consumerism, socialism, militarism, and protest movements.
The articles in this issue examine the politics of digital surveillance in contemporary art (Jessie Robertson), Egon Schiele’s nudes in early 20th-century Viennese intellectual culture (Olivia Ghosh), André Breton’s metaphorics of alchemy and crystal (Will Atkin), relief sculpture in the Italian Renaissance studiolo (Michele Collier), and cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Balkan Orthodox icon prints (Claire Brisby); alongside an exhibition and book reviews by Imogen Tedbury, Kate Pleydell, Isabella Boorman, Nicola Jennings, Wiktor Komorowski, Hongmiao Shi, Camilla Pietrabissa and Matthew Cheale.
The 2016 issue is edited by Thomas Hughes and Edwin Coomasaru (editors-in-chief), with Maggie Crosland, Catherine Howe, Jenna Ludin, Kristina Rapacki, Samuel Raybone, Julia Secklehner and Rachel Stratton. Special thanks go to Dr Fern Insh (Mellon Digital Research Forum Project Officer), Dr Alixe Bovey (Head of Research) and Boris Čučković.
We look forward very much to seeing you on the 7th December.