This one day symposium will ask about the characteristics of sculpture planned for Arcadian and pastoral settings. What is the nature of the sculptural encounter when sculpture is viewed outside the museum or urban setting, and what are the sculptural meanings generated in such contexts? How have gardens and sculpture trails been planned so as to propose scripts for the visitor's viewing experience? What kinds of audiences have been imagined for such works? What connections can be traced between eighteenth-century garden sculpture and their modern equivalents? What kinds of connotations - gendered, aesthetic, political - are invoked when 'nature' and 'sculpture' are brought into juxtaposition?
Dr Ulrich Müller, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena,
Rousham's Arcadian Fields
Marcus Becker, Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Meeting Immaterial Gods? Copies of Antique Sculptures in German Sentimental Landscape Gardens
Robert Neal, University of Essex,
Adorning nature: emblematic sculpture in the early eighteenth-century garden
Agnieszka Whelan, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
On the statuary in the 18th century garden of Pulawy in Poland
Dr Patrick Eyres, New Arcadian Press and University of Leeds,
A Peoples' Arcadia: the public gardens of Ian Hamilton Finlay in relation to Little Sparta
Katie Campbell, University of Bristol
Updating Elysium: Twentieth-Century Memorials: Sculpture and Settings
Rebecca Reynolds, University of Chicago,
The Green Cube: Developing a Site for Minimalism at Storm King in the early 1970s
Professor Antje von Graevenitz, University of Cologne,
The Avant-Gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay in “Little Sparta, Stonypath”: an arcadia - by no means.
Joy Sleeman, Slade School of Fine Art and Nick Alfrey, University of Nottingham
‘The contemporary “sculpture park” is not - and is not considered to be - an art garden, but an art gallery out-of-doors.’ Ian Hamilton Finlay
Nina Leontieff, Administrator, ?School of Humanities?
Faculty of Arts and Humanities?
Whiteknights?PO Box 218
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