To coincide with the display of Mark Rothko's Seagram Murals at Tate Liverpool, this research forum invites proposals for papers that explore the themes of series, space and style in modern and contemporary painting. How can individual paintings work collectively? What is the relationship between a painting and the environment in which it is displayed? What are the factors that inspire a radical change in style? Topics for discussion could include, but are not limited to:
• Works in series
• Repetitions and variations on a theme
• Late style or late work
• Painting becoming installation
• Public versus private display
• Rothko’s influence on subsequent generations
The forum will be chaired by Achim Borchardt-Hume. Formerly of Tate Modern, where he was responsible for curating the recent Rothko exhibition, Borchardt-Hume is now Chief Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
All current postgraduate and PhD students are invited to submit proposals for papers of no more than twenty minutes. Cross-disciplinary approaches are welcome. Please submit proposals (500 words max) accompanied by a brief academic biography to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday 15th August 2009.
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