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Lecture: Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, The Impossible Reflection: A New Approach to African Themes in Wifredo Lam’s Art (Cuba, 1902-1982), Oxford, 8 February 2018

Wifredo Lam, The Jungle, 1943, MOMA, New York

Thursday 08 February 2018, 5 pm, University of Oxford, Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz (B.A the University of Havana, Ph.D. Yale University, 2004), is an Art Historian with expertise in African and Caribbean artistic, visual and religious practices, whose work challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries and examines the varied understandings of – and engagement with – ‘art’ and ‘visual culture’. Following professorships at Havana’s High Institute of Art from 1993-1997, the Rhode Island School of Design from 2002-2004 and Stanford University from 2004-2013, Martinez-Ruiz joined the University of Cape Town, where he has served as the head of the Art History and Discourse of Art Department since 2013. He is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, hosted by Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, and a Senior Fellow at St Antony’s College. His books include Kongo Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign, Temple University Press, 2013 (English) and El Colegio de México, 2012 (Spanish); Faisal Abdu’Allah: On the Art of Dislocation, Atlantic Center of Modern Art Press, 2012 and Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds, Yale University Press, 2007, for which he received the College Art Association Alfred H. Barr Award. Other recent publications include Ma kisi Nsi: L’art de habitants de region de Mbanza Kongo, in Angola figures de pouvoir. (Paris: Dapper Museum Press, 2010); Writing Bodies in the Bakongo Atlantic Experience, in Performances: Challenges for Art and Anthropology. (Quai Branly Museum Press, 2010); Funerary Pots of the Kongo in Central Africa, in African Terra Cotta: A Millenary Heritage. (Geneva: Musee Barbier Mueller Press, 2008), The Impossible Reflection: A New Approach to African Themes in Wifredo Lam’s Art, in Wifredo Lam. (Miami: Perez Art Museum Press, 2008). In addition to his research and teaching, Martinez-Ruiz is an active curator, whose shows have explored issues of visual communication, dislocation and hybridity in the work of contemporary artists across the African diaspora. He also serves as an editor for the Cuban Studies Magazine and Harvard’s Transition Magazine and was a researcher for Pacific Standard Time AL at the Getty Foundation and the Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles California from 2014-16.

Convened by Eduardo Posada-Carbo

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Light and Lighting in al-­Andalus. Tom Nickson at the Khalili Research Centre, Oxford


THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WEST RESEARCH SEMINAR

Dr Tom Nickson
(London, Courtauld Institute)

‘Light and Lighting in al-­Andalus’

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
2 PM
Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford
3 St John Street, Oxford, OX1 2LG
Lecture Room 3

Audience: Members of the University only
Booking not required

Portuguese Women Artists (Oxford)

2017-01-portuguese-women-artiststayIdentities in Transit : Portuguese Women Artists since 1950

Wadham College & Taylor Institution LIbrary, Oxford

Workshop: Wadham College, 16-18 March, 2017 (NB: This is an invitation-only event)

Exhibition: Taylor Institution Library, 10-24 March 2017
Focusing on the transnational in the life and works of Paula Rego, Ana Hatherly, Lourdes Castro, Maria Velho da Costa and Menez.

Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9:00-18:30; Sat, 10:00-15:00.

 

Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History, 2016-2018

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Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History, 2016-2018

Deadline: 14 April 2016

Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.
Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first four years after the completion
of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable degree.
Applicants are asked to demonstrate a high level of skill in research methods and practice in the field of Architectural History, demonstrated via successful completion or near completion of a doctorate in a relevant area, possibly supported by conference papers and publications revealing skills in research practice and presentation.
The person appointed will conduct high level academic research in Architectural History and prepare the results of that work of publication. Conference and seminar attendance may well form part of the programme of research. Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history during the Renaissance or Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and garden history, drawing and design method, theory and publication, architectural representation, as well as studies of architecture and related disciplines. Research Fellows do not have a direct reporting line, but the Provost oversees the work and the well-being of all members of College, and is always willing to provide advice on research progress. Members of the Scott Opler Committee can sometimes offer specialist advice and the College Librarian can advise on the extensive holdings in Architectural History of the Old Library.

The Fellow is normally expected to work in Oxford, and to make use of the library resources of the University and the College, but visit to collections elsewhere may be necessary and are encouraged.

The Opler Research Fellow will receive a stipend of £26,537 per annum (revised annually) and will have access to certain travel, research and publication funds.  The Fellow is also entitled to accommodation to a value from £11,280 per annum and, when the kitchens are open, to free meals in the College as a member of the Senior Common Room.
Closing date for applications to be received is Thursday 14th April 2016 and should include an official Application Form, a statement of the proposed research programme, and a current curriculum vitae.  Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the College by the same date.  Applications and references may be sent by e-mail as PDF documents.  Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in June.
Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded below or obtained from the Provost’s PA, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, Tel +44 (0)1865 278362, email ilaria.gualino@worc.ox.ac.uk.

 Salary: £26,537 per annum
Application form:
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