TONIGHT: ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre Seminar Series begins with a talk on the Factum Foundation at the Spanish Gallery in Bishop Auckland: Rethinking the relationship between Authenticity and Originality, 6pm BST

Join us tonight for the first talk in our ARTES/ Zurbarán Centre 2021 Autumn Seminar Series

Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling: In Ictu Oculi – In the Blink of an Eye. Rethinking the relationship between Authenticity and Originality

The seminar introduces the innovative exhibition display curated by the Madrid-based Factum Foundation and Skene Catling de la Peña at the new Spanish Gallery in Bishop Auckland, which incorporates a collection of facsimiles of paintings, sculptures and architecture. Among them are the sepulchre of Cardinal Tavera by Alonso Berruguete, a sculpture of the risen Christ by El Greco in its tabernacle from the Hospital de Tavera, the memento mori paintings by Valdés Leal from the Hospital de la Caridad, carvings and tiles from various buildings, such as the Casa de Pilatos.

This thought-provoking talk will address issues of technology, new approaches to museum display, aura and authenticity, whilst also providing insights into the creativity and thinking that underpinned the visual arts in early modern Spain.

You can join the seminar by clicking on the following zoom link: https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/j/92019390916?pwd=aVd1ZGFUVm96T01yRzFrQkNIVWtJZz09

Meeting ID: 920 1939 0916

Passcode: 017679

For further information on Factum Foundation and their work at the Spanish Gallery (due to open on 14 October), please see: https://www.factumfoundation.org/ind/627/the-auckland-project

The seminar series has been jointly organised by the Zurbarán Centre and the ARTES Iberian and Latin American Visual Culture Group in association with the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes.

The event is free and open to all. Please click here for the full programme and more information on the seminar series.

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