Programme: The Art Press in the Twentieth Century


The final programme of the conference ‘The Art Press in the Twentieth Century’ has just been released. See below for more details. To register for the conference please see the conference website.

The Art Press in the Twentieth Century: History, criticism and the art market in magazines and journals

A one-day conference organised by Sotheby’s Institute of Art and The Burlington Magazine, 1st February 2013 at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE

SESSION 1: 1890–1929

Chaired by Ysanne Holt (University of Northumbria) and Barbara Pezzini (The Burlington Magazine)

Meaghan Clarke (University of Sussex) – The art press at the fin-de-siècle: women, collecting and connoisseurship

Yu-Jen Liu (Academia Sinica) – Art, reproduction and the market: the politics and poetics of Chinese art illustration 1908–11

Poppy Sfakianaki (University of Crete) – Promoting the value(s) of Modernism: the interviews of Tériade and Zervos with art dealers in Cahiers d’art, 1927–28

SESSION 2: 1930–69

Chaired by Bernard Vere (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) and Anne Blood (The Burlington Magazine)

Sam Rose (Courtauld Institute of Art) – The visual arts in the BBC Listener magazine 1929–39

Adrian Clark (British Art Journal) – The art contributions to Horizon (1940–50)

Dorothea Schoene (University of Hamburg) – Shaping the perception of German art after 1945 – MoMA and the New York Times

SESSION 3: 1970–present

Chaired by Lis Darby (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) and Clive Phillpot

J.J. Charlesworth (Royal College of Art) – Young Conservatives: the formalist revival from One magazine to Artscribe

Patricia Bickers (Art Monthly) – Partial History: Art Monthly 1976-

Samuel Bibby (Art History) – ‘The pursuit of understanding’: towards a history of Art History

17.30–18.00 Panel Discussion

18.00–19.00 Drinks reception – Hosted by Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Registration fee: £25 – Students £10 – no registration fee for speakers

Due to high interest, register early to avoid disappointment.

For any queries, please email  or tel: +44 (0)20 7388 8157

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