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Posted on 13 January 2010

Department news from January 2010

Michael White is Consultant Curator of Van Doesburg exhibition at Tate Modern

'Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World' runs at Tate Modern from 4 February to 16 May 2010. It is the first exhibition in the UK devoted to the Dutch artist and pivotal figure of the European avant-garde, Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931). A highly versatile artist, van Doesburg was also the founder and chief spokesman of the De Stijl group, and edited the magazine of the same name. The exhibition explores his pivotal role within the international avant-garde not just through his own work as artist, designer, writer and editor but also that of the artists he promoted and collaborated with. It features over 350 objects by as many as 80 artists, including Piet Mondrian, Hans Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitzky, covering a diverse spectrum of artistic production including painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, graphic design and music. Michael White is Consultant Curator of the exhibition and also Consultant Editor of its accompanying catalogue.

He will be conducting a 'Curator's Conversation' in the exhibition together with its Curator, Gladys Fabre, on Monday 26 April 2010. 

Two fully-funded PhD studentships in 2010: as part of a major AHRC research project, Displaying Victorian Sculpture, the departments of art history at York and Warwick will offer two fully-funded PhD studentships in 2010.