Francis Bacon: five decades: lectures, forums and symposia
by Art Gallery of New South Wales
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A series of lectures, forums, symposia and events around the exhibition 'Francis Bacon:five decades' showing at the Art Gallery of NSW from November 17th through to February 24th 2013.
||Bacon, Deleuze and Imperceptible Forces||Professor Elizabeth Grosz, Women’s Studies, Duke University||7 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Francis Bacon here and now||A forum introducing the extraordinary work of Francis Bacon||31 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||1. Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon's bodies -Tony Bond||Anthony Bond, curatorial director at the Art Gallery of NSW and curator of the exhibition Francis Bacon: five decades Bond's many projects at the Gallery include the exhibitions and accompanying publications for Boundary rider: 9th Biennale of Sydney (1992--93), Body (1997) and Self-portrait: Renaissance to contemporary (2005--06). In 2009, he curated Mike Parr: Cartesian corpse at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobar||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||2. Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon's bodies - Barbara Dawson||Barbara Dawson, director of Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane Dawson secured the donation of Bacon's studio and its contents for Dublin. She has contributed to many books on Bacon, most recently Francis Bacon and the existential condition in contemporary art (2012), and co-curated Francis Bacon: a terrible beauty (2009) with Martin Harrison - the first exhibition to specifically examine the artist's processes and materials. She is also a partner in the research project Bacon's books: Francis Bacon's library and its role in his art, a collaboration between The Hugh Lane and Trinity College Dublin.||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||3. Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon's bodies - Andrew Durham||Andrew Durham, Francis Bacon: his painting technique This paper will look at how Bacon developed his very idiosyncratic style of painting, the materials he used and what 'chance' and 'accident' may mean in the context of the act of painting.||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||4. Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon's bodies - Discussion 1||Discussion panel with Anthony Bond, Barbara Dawson and Andrew Durham, moderated by Mark Ledbury||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||5. Francis Bacon symposium: Bacon's bodies - Macushla Robinson||Macushla Robinson, Francis Bacon and the female nude Against the tide of art history, Bacon predominantly painted men. It may seem strange, then, to consider his paintings of women, but Bacon painted some erotically charged nude women and these paintings raise a fascinating question about how Bacon, a homosexual man, engaged with and represented female sexuality. This paper will tease out some of the political issues implicit in Bacon's depiction of the female form||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Special talk: Barbara Dawson on Bacon's studio||Under the direction of Barbara Dawson in August 1998, The Hugh Lane team removed Bacon's studio and its entire contents from London to Dublin. Dawson joins us to talk about this undertaking, which involved moving 7000 objects, and of its implication to subsequent exhibitions of Bacon's work.||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|