Art Schools: Inventions, Invective and Radical Possibilities
11- 12 June 2010
University College London

Submission deadline: 30 January 2010

In conjunction with Noami Salaman’s exhibition Looking Back at the Life Room at The Strang Print Room, UCL, this conference will explore the history and legacy of the life room, its traditions of looking and its approach to knowledge. If the seminar and group crit. have become as central to art education as the life room once was, what kind of looking and knowledge now prevail? If art school archives are full of student life drawings from a previous era, what sense can be made of this material in the context of art practice and art history today?

Proposals for papers exploring the relationship between art theory, art practice and critical theory in art schools from the sixteenth century to the present day from a theoretical or practice-based position are invited from academics, curators and artists.

Conference organised by: UCL Art Collections, University College London in collaboration with the Royal Collection and University of Brighton.

Please submit proposals of 300 words for 25 minute papers to:
Dr Emma Chambers

Convenors: Dr Emma Chambers (UCL), Dr Nina Pearlman (UCL), Karly Allen (Royal Collection), Naomi Salaman (artist)

Deadline for submission: 30 January 2010