Symposium: ART & COLLABORATION

Sonia Boyce | Joy Gregory | Jacob Jari Samson Kambalu | Peterson Kamwathi | Atta Kwami Sunday 11th October 2015 11am – 6.30pm Djam lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Free This one-day symposium brings together six leading artists in conversation about the role of collaboration in their […]

In Memory of Andrew Causey (1940-2014)

We are sad to report the death last week-end of Andrew Causey, author of three Lund Humphries books and a highly regarded historian of modern British art. Andrew was one of our most meticulous, professional, courteous and unassuming authors.  His writing on art was poised, precise, often challenging and always hugely enlightening. His book on […]

Emerging Art Writers Competition Launched

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Emerging Art Writers Competition, in association with Apollo, the International Art Magazine. It is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring art writers to showcase their work to movers and shakers from the British art world. To enter, write an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words which answers the question: What, if anything, […]

The Outsider as Witness: Displaced Visions by Nissan Perez and Grim Glory by Ernestine Carter

In his Lund Humphries Landmark post on Ernestine Carter’s Grim Glory (1941), Antony Penrose describes the efforts of his mother, Lee Miller, and a number of other prominent photographers to raise US consciousness about the hardships and the horrors of the London Blitz. Miller, he explains, had come to the UK from New York in 1939, having begun […]

Celebrating the ICA’s History of Innovation

Tomorrow sees the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) publish a new book documenting its fascinating early history. Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1946-1968, written by art historian Anne Massey and with a foreword by ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir, is the first in-depth examination of the extraordinary period of  artistic activity which followed the Institute’s foundation. The early ICA […]

Art of the Holocaust: Creativity in Extremis

27 January marks both Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK and International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date was chosen because it was on 27 January 1945 that Soviet Union troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The slogan of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is ‘Learning lessons from the past to create a safer, better future’. In […]

New John Craxton Exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

We highly recommend a visit to A World of Private Mystery, the new John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) retrospective, which opened at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge yesterday and runs until 21 April 2014.  The show is packed with atmospheric works from throughout Craxton’s life, including little-seen drawings.  If you can’t make the trip this time, why […]