There's no such thing as British Art

Man Stood in Front of His House With Rain Descending (The Idiot)(1962) SMAK, Ghent.

Thursday 22 May 2014, 10.30AM to 5.00pm

Organised by the British Art Research School at York, this experimental symposium is designed to open up and explore the historical category of British art, to reconsider the uses and usefulness of the term for art historians today. The theme is purposefully open, unbound by conventional period and genre distinctions, and the format is simple: twelve art historians will each offer a brief, informal response to the proposition that there’s no such thing as British art ...

Confirmed speakers include:

Tim Barringer (Yale), Grace Brockington (Bristol), Adrian George (Government Art Collection), Cora Gilroy-Ware (Tate Britain), Martin Hammer (Kent), John Munns (Cambridge), David Peters Corbett (UEA), Liz Prettejohn (York), Amy Tobin (York), Sarah Turner (Paul Mellon Centre), Sarah Monks (UEA), Jane Hawkes (York)

With plenty of time for discussion, we look forward to a day of provocative debate. The event is free and open to all, but registration is essential. To register please visit our Eventbrite page.

Location: The Bowland Auditorium