Exhibition | Chippendale 300

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on December 28, 2017


During 2018, the Chippendale 300 partnership is celebrating Thomas Chippendale (b. 5 June 1718) and his legacy as widely as possible, both by encouraging greater public awareness of his genius and the glories of 18th-century craftsmanship and by demonstrating how the same spirit animates today’s designers and makers. The following institutions and historic houses have joined together to create a programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Thomas Chippendale’s tercentenary: Burton Constable Hall, The Chippendale Society, Dumfries House, Firle Place, The Furniture History Society, Harewood House, Leeds Museum & Galleries, Master Carvers’ Association, The National Trust, Newby Hall, Paxton House, Visit Otley, and Weston Park. Visit Chippendale 300 for more information. Opening in February at Leeds:

Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, 1718–2018
Leeds City Museum, 9 February — 10 June 2018

Curated by Adam Bowett and James Lomax

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779), Britain’s most famous furniture maker. It will be the most comprehensive exhibition of Thomas Chippendale’s work ever presented and will include furniture, accessories, drawings, documents and other material from collections throughout the United Kingdom. Alongside well-known masterpieces from public collections there will be rarely-seen furniture from private houses and some new discoveries, never before exhibited. The exhibition explores Thomas Chippendale’s life and work in five major themes: his family origins, training, career and the publication of the ground-breaking Director; his furniture in the Rococo, Gothic, Chinese, and neo-Classical styles; the management of his commissions, including relations with clients; his workshops, including manufacturing and decorative techniques; and his legacy from the 18th century to the present day.

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From ACC Publishing Group:

Adam Bowett and James Lomax, Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779): A Celebration of British Craftsmanship and Design (Bradford: The Chippendale Society, 2018), 208 pages, ISBN: 9781999922917, $90.

Celebrating the tercentenary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth, this catalogue of the 2018 Leeds exhibition covers all 95 exhibits including furniture, drawings, engravings, textiles and wallpaper, together with other contemporary and later material. Each entry is illustrated in colour, with supporting images in both colour and black and white. Also included are introductory essays to each section of the exhibition, covering Chippendale’s life and career, his furniture styles, his relationships with customers, and his legacy from the 18th century to the present day.

Adam Bowett is the Chairman of the Chippendale Society and co-curator of the tercentenary exhibition. He is a well-known historian of English furniture and has published widely on the subject in both popular and scholarly journals. He is also the author of three books on English furniture. James Lomax is the Curator of the Chippendale Society and co-curator of the tercentenary exhibition. He was formerly curator at Temple Newsam House, Leeds and is an acknowledged expert on 18th-century applied arts, particularly silver, and has a special interest in the work of Thomas Chippendale.

Note (added 4 March 2018) The original posting did not include information about the catalogue.

Conference | CAA 2018, Los Angeles

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on December 28, 2017

Please pay particular attention to the HECAA session, Imitation, Influence, and Invention in the Enlightenment, chaired by Heidi Strobel and Amber Ludwig, which takes place Wednesday morning at 8:30, and the ASECS session The 1790s, chaired by Julia Sienkewicz, scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:00. In addition, a few spots for the American Institute for Conservation’s annual ‘Learning to Look’ workshop on Eighteenth-Century Mexican Painting, held at LACMA in connection with the exhibition Pintado en México, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, have generously been reserved for Enfilade readers (please see details below and email Rebecca Rushfield at wittert@juno.com to RSVP). Finally, with more and more thematic offerings, I’ve inevitably missed material relevant to the eighteenth century; so, please don’t be bashful about noting panels omitted below. –CH

106th Annual Conference of the College Art Association
Los Angeles Convention Center, 21–24 February 2018

In 2018, CAA will return to LA for its 106th Annual Conference. The four-day event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Wednesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 24. The conference consists of over 300 presentations, panel discussions, workshops, special events, and exhibitions exploring the study, practice, and history of art and visual culture. As the best-attended international forum in the visual arts, the Annual Conference creates a community of practitioners, scholars, and the general public seeking to learn and connect. Attendees expand their professional networks, meet with potential employers, and strengthen their skills in professional-development workshops. CAA’s annual gathering facilitates networking opportunities and enables the exchange of ideas and information with colleagues from across the globe.

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Historicizing Loss in Early Modern Europe
Wednesday, 21 February, 8:30–10:00am

Chair: Julia Vazquez (Columbia University)

• Losing Battles: The Memory of Perfection in Sixteenth-Century Italy, Francesca Borgo (Getty Research Institute)
• Villalpando’s View of the Zócalo of Mexico City and the Destruction of the Viceregal Palace in 1692: History or Politics?, Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City)
• Wax, Fire, and the Search for an Imperishable Medium, circa 1754, Oliver Wunsch (Harvard University)

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Imitation, Influence, and Invention in the Enlightenment (HECAA)
Wednesday, 21 February, 8:30–10:00am

Chairs: Heidi A. Strobel (University of Evansville) and Amber Ludwig (Independent Scholar)

• Contextualizing Carmontelle’s Profile Pictures: A Re-examination of an Amateur Artist’s Face-books, Margot Bernstein (Columbia University)
• Invention for imitation: The Troubled Status of Macklin Bible Paintings, Naomi Billingsley (University of Manchester)
• Fashion, Subjectivity, and Sociability in the Amateur Copy: Fleury Richard à la Hortense de Beauharnais, Marina Kliger (New York University)
• Artistic Copies, Imitation, and Exchange Value: The Case of Colonial Mexico’s Academy of Art, Oscar E. Vázquez (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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State of the Art (History): Re-Examining the Exam (AHPT)
Wednesday, 21 February, 10:30–12:00

Chairs: Karen D. Shelby (Baruch College, The City University of New York/Art History Teaching Resources) and Virginia B. Spivey (Independent Scholar/Art History Teaching Resources)

• Agency in Test Design as Motivation for Art History Students, Eleanor Moseman (Colorado State University, Department of Art and Art History)
• Assessing Applied Art History: The eBay Project, Lisa Langlois (SUNY Oswego)
• When the Projector Fails: Transforming the Slide Exam, Martha Hollander (Hofstra University)
• Breaking Binaries: The Magic Square Essay Exam, Janice Simon (University of Georgia)
• Reacting to the Past: Game Play as a Replacement for Traditional Assessment Methods, Mary Frances Zawadzki, (Texas A&M)
• One Objective, Four Ways to Meet It: Replacing High-Stakes Exams with Multi-Option Creative Projects, Cara Smulevitz (San Diego Mesa College)
• EVERY BODY: Physical Engagement and Making in Portfolio Assessments for the General Education Art History Survey, Susannah Kite Strang (Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago)
• Synthesizing the Survey, Illustrating the Timeline: Rethinking History Assignments for Design Students, Alexa Griffith Winton (Ryerson School of Interior Design)
• Alternative Student Projects for Assessment in Art History Courses, Michele Wirt

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The French Fragment: Revolution to Fin-de-Siècle, Part I
Wednesday, 21 February, 10:30–12:00

Chairs: Emily Eastgate Brink (University of Western Australia) and Marika Knowles (Harvard University)

• Painting History in the Shadow of the Guillotine, Stephanie O’Rourke (University of St. Andrews)
• The Artist Underwhelmed by the Grandeur of Antique Monuments: Fragment and Counter-Fragment, Mark Ledbury (University of Sydney)
• Broken Guardians: The Lamassu and Fragmented Historical Vision in Nineteenth-Century France, Sarah C. Schaefer (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
• Fragments and Fragmentary Vision in Nineteenth-Century Architectural Photographs, Peter Sealy (University of Toronto)

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Travel, Diplomacy, and Networks of Global Exchange in the Early Modern Period, Part I
Wednesday, 21 February, 10:30–12:00

Chair: Justina Spencer (Carleton University)

• Roots, Routes, and Resignification: The Life Changing Travels of Louis XIV Prints and Medals, Robert Wellington (Australian National University)
• ‘The Noblest Building of all the East’: The Porcelain Pagoda of Nanjing in Europe, 1665–1762, Kara Lindsey Blakley (The University of Melbourne)
• Cultivating a Global Vision from Afar: Travel Journals Depicting the Port of Nagasaki During the Edo Period (1603–1868), Russell Kelty (Art Gallery of South Australia)

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Free/Open Workshop, Learning to Look: Eighteenth-Century Mexican Painting
Wednesday, 21 February, 12:30–2:00pm

Organized by Rebecca Rushfield

For this installment of the American Institute for Conservation’s annual ‘Learning to Look’ workshop, Ilona Katzew, curator, and Joe Fronek, conservator, will discuss the material aspects of works in the LACMA exhibit, Pintado en México, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, in the museum’s galleries with participation from workshop attendees. Advance registration required. Please RSVP to Rebecca Rushfield at wittert@juno.com by February 16, 2018.

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Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities at a Global Level, 1600–2000, Part I
Wednesday, 21 February, 2:00–3:30pm

Chairs: Noémie Etienne (Bern University) and Yaelle Biro (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

• The Picturesque in Peking: European Decoration at the Qing Court, Helen Glaister (SOAS, University of London/Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
• A Transnational Loop: Pakistan’s Repossession of the Oriental Carpet Imaginary and its Production, Dorothy Armstrong (Victoria and Albert Museum/Royal College of Art, London)
• The Rivers Folded: Souvenir Accordion Panoramas in the Late Nineteenth-Century Global Tourism, Tingting Xu (University of Chicago)
• Lozi Style: King Lewanika and the Marketing of Barotseland, Karen E. Milbourne (Smithsonian National Museum of African Art)

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Circumventing Censorship in Global Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture
Wednesday, 21 February, 2:00–3:30pm

Chairs: Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank (Pepperdine University) and Kristen L. Chiem (Pepperdine University)

• The Pueblo Revolt and the Art of Resistance, Caroline Jean Fernald (Millicent Rogers Museum)
• Ganymede, Eros, and Winged-Phalli, Joseph Cotter (Pennsylvania State University)
• Censoring the Sultan? Imperial Epigraphy and Popular Exegesis, David Simonowitz (Pepperdine University)
• Seditious Words, Innocuous Images? Qing Literary Inquisitions and the Visual Realm, Kristen L. Chiem (Pepperdine University)

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Travel, Diplomacy, and Networks of Global Exchange in the Early Modern Period, Part II
Wednesday, 21 February, 4:00–5:30pm

Chair: Justina Spencer (Carleton University)

• Matters of Resemblance and Remembrance, between Istanbul and Venice, Elizabeth Rodini (Johns Hopkins University)
• Ottoman Diplomatic Ceremonies as seen through the Eyes of the Flemish Artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1533), Talitha Maria G. Schepers (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
• Texture, Touch, and Color in the Ottoman Costume Book: On the Interpretation of Transcultural Art, Elisabeth Fraser (University of South Florida)

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All in the Family: Northern European Artistic Dynasties, ca. 1350–1750 (HNA)
Wednesday, 21 February, 4:00–5:30pm

Chair: Catharine Ingersoll (Virginia Military Institute)

• Visualizing the Francken Family Legacy: On the Gallery Paintings of Frans II Francken (1581-1642), Jamie Richardson (Bryn Mawr College)
• David Teniers II as a Brueghel, Lloyd DeWitt (Chrysler Museum of Art)
• Marketing Matriarchy: Maria Sibylla Merian, her Daughters, and their Blooming Watercolors, Catherine Powell (The University of Texas at Austin)
• The Far-flung Bendls: Stylistic Connections between Four Generations of an Early Modern Sculptural Family, Mirka C. Døj-Fetté (Princeton University)

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Objects of Change? Art, Liberalism, and Reform across the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Wednesday, 21 February, 4:00–5:30pm

Chairs: Caitlin Beach (Columbia University) and Emily Casey (St. Mary’s College of Maryland)

• Engraving’s ‘Immoveable Veil of Black’: Phillis Wheatley’s Portrait and the Politics of Technique, Jennifer Chuong (Harvard University)
• Fire Prevention, Prefabrication, and Containing: Techniques of Managing Labor across the Early Nineteenth-Century British Atlantic, Jonah Rowen (Columbia University)
• A Visual Riot: Reform and Dissent in The History of Pennsylvania Hall (1838), Emily S. Warner (Vassar College)
• Archive Against Crime: Cesare Lombroso and Seeing the Criminal, Not the Crime, in Post-Risorgimento Italy, Nicole Coffineau (University of Pittsburgh)

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Yale University Press Exhibitor Session: Art and Architecture ePortal
Wednesday, 21 February, 4:00–5:30pm

Chairs: Patricia Fidler (Yale University Press) and Sara Sapire (Yale University Press)

Yale University Press has recently received grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create an electronic portal for art and architectural history content. YUP believes that building a dynamic and specialized destination for scholarly content will be of significant value to the field. Backlist and out-of-print titles are currently being converted into ePub for the site and extensive metadata tagging of images is underway. Importantly, fair use is being asserted for the images used on this scholarly platform. While the initial content is from YUP and some of its exclusive museum partners, including its project partner the Art Institute of Chicago, the intention is for the portal to accommodate scholarly content from other university presses and museums. The site has also been built to publish born-digital content, which could provide a welcome new option for scholars and publishers alike, and features the ability to create custom coursepacks for teaching purposes. Members from YUP’s ePortal team will provide a formal demonstration of the beta site and will encourage questions and discussion from attendees. The Press will also collect important feedback from the audience (i.e., potential users) in the form of a questionnaire, which will inform further work on the project.

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Exhibitor Session: How to Get Published and How to Get Read
Thursday, 22 February, 8:30–10:00am

Chair: Geraldine Richards (Routledge, Taylor & Francis)

This panel discussion is designed for scholars and artists looking to submit an article or book proposal for academic publication. Whether you are a seasoned publishing veteran or new to the publishing landscape, this session offers practical advice on how to get published and how to get read with helpful tricks and tips from journal editors, book authors, and visual arts Routledge staff.

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Envisioning Time in Early Modern China
Thursday, 22 February, 8:30–10:00am

Chair: Daniel M. Greenberg (Columbia University)

• The Temporality of the Rebus, Sophie Volpp (University of California, Berkeley)
• The Artful Time Machine: Horology, Art, and History, Lihong Liu (University of Rochester)
• Guest Ritual and the Shape of History, Daniel Greenberg (Columbia University)
Discussant: Patricio Keith Fleming Moxey (Barnard College)

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The ‘Three Empires’ Redux: Islamic Interregionality in the Age of Modernity (HIAA)
Thursday, 22 February, 10:30–12:00

Chairs: Chanchal Dadlani (Wake Forest University) and Ünver Rüstem (Johns Hopkins University)

• Transcultural Compilations in Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Albums: Connecting the Islamicate World through Material Exchange and Literary Imagination, Gwendolyn Collaço (Harvard University)
• Remembering Rūm: Worldly Milieus and the ‘Bastard’ Architecture of Colonial Modernity in a Hindu Pilgrimage Site, Sugata Ray (University of California, Berkeley)
• The Nasir al-Din Shah Album: A Narrative of Collecting from the Mughals to the Qajars, Naciem Nikkhah (University of Cambridge)
• Imperium Camera: How Photography Revolutionized Islamicate Empires in the Nineteenth Century, Staci Gem Scheiwiller (California State University, Stanislaus)
• Discussant: Anastassiia Botchkareva (Independent Scholar)

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The Audience as Producer, 1750–1900
Thursday, 22 February, 4:00–5:30pm

Chair: Todd Cronan (Emory University)

• On Hogarth’s Murder (Considered as one of the Fine Arts), Gordon Hughes (Rice University)
• The Figure of the Audience in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art, Bridget Alsdorf (Princeton University)
• Paranoiac Vision, Marnin Young (Yeshiva University)
• Art Against the Audience: Mallarmé and Frank Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles (AHSC)
Thursday, 22 February, 6:00–7:30pm

• Decolonizing Art History: Institutional Challenges and the Histories of Latinx and Latin American Art, Charlene Villaseñor Black (UCLA, Keynote Speaker)
• Xerografia: Copyart in Brazil, 1970–1990: Local Art Histories and Common Points Across the Art Histories of Vastly Different Countries, Erin Aldana (Guest Curator and Research Scholar, University of San Diego)
• Félix González-Torres as a (Post)Latino Artist, Elizabeth Cerejido (University of Florida, Gainesville)
• Chicana/o Remix: Rethinking Art Histories and Endgames, Karen Mary Davalos (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
• Voids of the Aggregate: Materializing Ethnic Mexicans in Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in Southern California, Carolyn J. Schutten (University of California Riverside)

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A Critical Conversation on Affect Theory, Neuroscience, and Art-Science Collaborations
Friday, 23 February, 2:00–3:30pm

Chair: Anna Sigrídur Arnar, Minnesota State University Moorhead

• From Novalis to Neuroscience: Models for Art History, James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
• Knowing and Not-Knowing Matter, Sally McKay (McMaster University)
• Neuropower, Warren Neidich (Weissensee Kunst Hochschule Berlin)
• Discussants: Eduardo Kac (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Barbara Maria Stafford (University of Chicago, Emerita)

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Collaboration on Paper
Friday, 23 February, 2:00–3:30pm

Chairs: Lisa Pon (Southern Methodist University) and Dario Donetti (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max Planck Institute)

• Inventing the New St. Peter’s: Drawing and Emulation in Renaissance Architecture, Dario Donetti (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max Planck Institute)
• Drawing Together: Painters and Architects in Eighteenth-Century France, Basile Baudez (Université Paris Sorbonne)
• Drawing as Development: Competition, Collaboration, and Internationalism at the University of Baghdad, Michael Kubo (University of Houston)
• Discussant: Cammy Brothers (Northeastern University)

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The 1790s (ASECS)
Friday, 23 February, 2:00–3:30pm

Chair: Julia A. Sienkewicz (Roanoke College)

• Love and Loss Sublime: Claude-Vernet’s Death of Virginia (1798) at the End of the Eighteenth Century in France, Thomas Beachdel (Hostos Community College, City University of New York)
• The Status of the Artist in the Wake of the French Revolution: A Crisis told through Caricature, Kathryn Desplanque (University of North Carolina)
• Revolution and Artistic Reaction: The French 1790s, Daniella Berman (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

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Materials, Makers, and Commissions: Moving Objects between Asia, Europe, and the Americas during Early Modern Globalization
Saturday, 24 February, 10:30–12:00

Chair: Anton Schweizer (Kyushu University)

• Locating the Hispano-Philippine Ivory, Stephanie Porras (Tulane University)
• ‘Please Send a Picture of Feathers…’: Mexican Featherwork in Japan and the Transfer of a New World Phenomenon, Sofía Sanabrais (Independent Scholar)
• The Economy of Japanese Export Lacquer in Eighteenth-Century France, Monika Bincsik (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
• Puppets for the Margravine: Rediscovering Japanese Ephemera of the Seventeenth Century, Anton Schweizer (Kyushu University)

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Update (added 28 January 2018) — Unfortunately, the original version of this posting omitted the panel Travel, Diplomacy, and Networks of Global Exchange in the Early Modern Period, Part II, scheduled for Wednesday, 21 February, 4:00–5:30pm.

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