Friday 10 February - 11.30am
Speaker: Henry Little
Where: Ondaatje Theatre
Surveying seminal, ground-breaking exhibitions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this talk will cover pivotal shows including the First International Dada Fair (1920), an anarchist, nihilist anti-salon of radical art; Entartete Kunst (1937), a show of 'degenerate art' deemed an 'insult to German feeling' by the Nazis; the first Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme (1938), which presented radical new art forms to a scandalised Parisian art scene; When Attitudes Become Form (1969), a pioneering presentation of Conceptualism, Arte-Povera, Post Minimalism and beyond which established the 'curator' as a defining figure; Magiciens de la Terre (1989) at the Pompidou Centre, an incensed response to MoMA's Primitivism in C20th Art (1984); Sensation (1997), the headlining exhibition of 'young British art' at the Royal Academy and Olafur Eliasson's The Weather Project (2003 - 4) at Tate Modern, for many the most memorable of the Turbine Hall commissions which marked a new role for museums in commissioning new, contemporary art.
Henry Little is a Co-Director of Breese Little, a commercial gallery based in Bethnal Green, London and studied history of art at the University of Cambridge (BA) and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (MA). Recent writing has been published in Vitamin P3: Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon), Apollo magazine, The White Review and thisistomorrow. Henry is an independent art historian and lecturer, with a wide range of specialist interests including Titian, Venetian Architecture, Surrealism, French Academic Painting, twentieth-century and contemporary art. Recent teaching covers periods from 500 BC to the present day.
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*Entry to the Fair is included in the ticket price