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20-25 September 2021 - Art History Festival



20-25 September 2021 - Art History Festival

A celebration of the diverse narratives that enrich our enjoyment of art, visual culture and the world around us.  
Organised by the Association for Art History.  

ICI London is delighted to support the first edition of the annual Art History Festival, a series of engaging, interactive and free digital events from 20 to 23 September, followed by in-person Friday Lates events at the National Gallery on 24 September and a daytime programme on 25 September. Both the digital and National Gallery events will include lively presentations and conversations exploring a wide range of subjects, perspectives, historical periods and geographies. In a variety of ways they will address how works of art, design and architecture give us insight into ourselves, others and cultures past and present.

In particular, please note the Festival Launch event, on Friday 24 September at the National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, at 6.30pm: Gregory Perry, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Art History and Caroline Campbell, Head of Collections and Research at the National Gallery will launch the in-person programme and introduce guest speakers: Jill Burke, Professor of Renaissance Visual and Material Cultures, University of Edinburgh, talking about “What did Renaissance women think about beauty?”, using self-portraits by female artists such as Sofonisba Anguissola and Artemisia Gentileschi as case studies; and fine art portrait photographer Mahtab Hussain, whose work explores the important relationship between identity, heritage and displacement, often through portrait photography. All details and free tickets HERE

While on Wednesday 22 September at 4pm, do not miss “Self Portraiture and the Family Archive”: Artist Silvia Rosi will offer insights into her practice which explores her personal family history drawing on her Togolese heritage, and the idea of origins. She works with self-portraiture, video and text, to narrate her parent’s story of migration from Togo in West Africa to Italy. Info and free tickets HERE

Full Festival Programme HERE


Date: Da Monday, September 20, 2021 a Saturday, September 25, 2021

Entrance : Free