Oral History Events at the British Library and Courtauld 2016-2017

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NLS EVENTS AT TATE BRITAIN AND THE COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART

National Life Stories is pleased to announce the forthcoming collaborative exhibition with Tate entitled Artists’ Lives: Speaking of the Kasmin Gallery.   This will be open at Tate Britain from 28 November 2016 and runs until autumn 2017. Related to this are two events, an ‘in conversation’ evening at Tate Britain on 9 December 2016 and a one-day conference about the wider project, Artists’ Lives, at the Courtauld Institute on 10 December 2016. We would be delighted if you are able to attend either or both of these events, further details of which are included below.

                                                                                                                                                  

ARTISTS’ LIVES: KASMIN, NICHOLAS SEROTA AND FIONA MACCARTHY IN CONVERSATION

In 1963 a radically new and influential gallery opened at 118 New Bond Street. Kasmin Gallery was London’s first architect-designed commercial enterprise planned to show large paintings and sculpture in a single, uninterrupted space.  ‘Artists’ Lives: Speaking of the Kasmin Gallery’ brings together artworks sold by Kasmin (and now in Tate’s collection) with over 250 edited extracts from NLS’s recordings with the gallery architect, some of its artists, curators who were affected by what they saw there, and with Kasmin himself.

Artists Lives: Kasmin, Nicholas Serota and Fiona MacCarthy in conversation in the Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain on Friday 9 December (18.30-20.00). To book tickets visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/talk-and-lecture/artists-lives-kasmin-nicholas-serota-and-fiona-maccarthy

                                                                                                                                                  

THE VOICE OF THE ARTIST ONE-DAY CONFERENCE AT THE COURTAULD  INSTITUTE

The conference at the Courtauld Institute on 10 December, The Voice of the Artist, is jointly organised by NLS, Tate, the Henry Moore Institute and the Courtauld. Author William Boyd is a keynote speaker, discussing his spoof biography of artist Nat Tate.  The conference brings together artists, their interlocutors, curators, art historians and oral historians to explore the importance, relevance and complications of the life story approach when interviewing figures in the art world. 9.30-18.00 at the Courtauld Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre in Somerset House, Strand, London. To book tickets visit: http://courtauld.ac.uk/event/the-voice-of-the-artist

Those registering for the Courtauld conference on Saturday 10 December are entitled a discounted rate for Friday’s event at Tate Britain (£8 instead of £12). A promotional code will be provided in the email of confirmation which you will receive after your purchase. Please enter this promotional code when registering online, on Tate’s website, in order to obtain your discount.

                                                                                                                                                  

FORTHCOMING EVENT: SAVE THE DATE

Following the success of Peter Hennessy’s inaugural NLS lecture in December 2014, we are pleased to announce that the widely acclaimed British social historian, David Kynaston, will deliver our next lecture titled ‘Uncovering the unspoken: memory and post-war Britain’. The lecture will take place at the British Library Conference Centre on Monday 13 March 2017 (19.00-21.00). For tickets and further details go to: https://www.bl.uk/events

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