What’s Love Got to Do, Got to Do, with It? Art, Feminism, and Warring in America”
Prof. Mignon Nixon – University College London
Dates: 30 May Stedelijk Museum lecture (You tube),
Seminar days: 31 May, 1, 2 June (zoom), live Q&A, Zoom or You tube on 2 June
Venue: Stedelijk Museum & University of Amsterdam | ONLINE
Coordinator: Dr Sophie Berrebi
Open to: RMa students who are a member of OSK, (R)MA and PhD Auditors from the UvA or other Dutch universities are, however, also welcome
Credits: 6 EC
Instruction language: English
Registration: Send a CV and brief letter of motivation to Dr Sophie Berrebi (S.Y.Berrebi@uva.nl). Indicate if you would like to follow the seminar as an auditor or as a 6 EC tutorial (limited to 8 students). Application deadline: April 23.
In May 2021 RMA and PhD students in Art History and related fields will have the unique opportunity to participate in the Visiting Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art seminar, sponsored by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), the OSK, and the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
The aim of the Visiting Fellow in the History of Modern and Contemporary Art seminar is to provide MA students with the opportunity to study a single or a cluster of topics in twentieth and twenty-first century art history and become acquainted in the work of a strong and singular voice in the field through an intensive one-week workshop.
The seminar will introduce students to important issues in the study of modern and contemporary art and furnish students with a stimulus for further research. Its aim is to further knowledge in art history by introducing them to the work of a leading scholar and their thinking. In this way, it both delivers factual information on one or several topic, but more crucially, it encourages students to understand and practice different methodologies and theories within recent art history.
This year’s Visiting Fellow is Mignon Nixon, Professor of History of Modern and Contemporary Art. She joined the History of Art Department at University College London in 2016. From 1996 to 2016, she was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. In 2015, Her work focuses on interactions of art with feminism, gender, and psychoanalysis and on questions of sexuality, peace, and war. She is a co-editor of October magazine.
Nixon’s previous publications include Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art and October Files on Mary Kelly and Eva Hesse. Her research has been supported by the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Art Institute, the Terra Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is particularly interested in post-1960 art, psychoanalysis, and feminist and gender politics, and with questions of sexuality and peace. She is currently completing a book entitled: Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American War in Vietnam
The Visiting Fellow seminar can be followed as a 6 EC tutorial (limited to 8 students). The number of places for non-UvA RMA OSK students who wish to follow the course for credits is limited. On the basis of the readings supplied, tutorial students will be expected to develop a research question and proposal, plus a bibliography on their chosen topic for a 4,000-5,000 word paper (exact length will be specified during the course), on which their grade will be based. The proposal for the paper will be discussed with the course’s teacher Dr. Sophie Berrebi. The deadline for the paper: TBC
Whether you are taking the course for credits or as an auditor, send a CV and brief letter of motivation to Dr Sophie Berrebi (S.Y.Berrebi@uva.nl). Indicate if you would like to follow the seminar as an auditor or as a 6 EC tutorial (limited to 8 students).