CONF Oct 16, 2005

Four colours suffice: Palermo (Edinburgh, 21-22 Oct 05)

Four colours suffice: Palermo, art and architecture - a conference
Edinburgh College of Art, 21/22 October 2005


Day 1: Friday, 21 October

9:30am REGISTRATION, Main Lecture Theatre, Lauriston Place Campus, Edinburgh
College of Art

10:15am Welcome

Morning session:
Chair: Dr. Lynne Cooke, Curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York

10:30am Prof. Richard Demarco, Director, Demarco European Art Foundation
"Palermo in the Context of Strategy: Get Arts and the Edinburgh Festival"

11:00am Discussion


11:40am Dr. Thomas Lange, Lecturer, University of Amsterdam
"Palermo and Runge: Four Colours, Four Times, Four Directions. On Continuities
in Exploring Visual Thinking"

12:10pm Dr. Christine Mehring, Assistant Professor, History of Art, Yale
"Palermo's Modernism by the Yard"

12:40 Discussion

1:10pm - 2:20pm LUNCH

Afternoon session:
Chair: Prof. Anne-Marie Bonnet, Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut der
Universität Bonn

2:20pm Dr. Pia Gottschaller, Associate Conservator, Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York
"Palermo's Painting Process"

2:50pm Dr. Susanne Küper, galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin
"Palermo's 'Neue Abstraktion - New Abstraction'"

3:20pm Discussion


4:15pm Dr. Bernhart Schwenk, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pinakothek der
Moderne, Munich
"Palermo's Legacy"

4:45 Discussion

Concurrent Event:
3pm - 5pm, Opening of Strategy: Get Arts Revisited, Scottish National Gallery
Modern Art

5pm - 7pm, Drinks Reception, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
6pm - 8pm, Opening of Palermo Restore: The Bonn Archive, Talbot Rice Gallery,
University of Edinburgh

Day 2: Saturday, 22 October

10am REGISTRATION, Main Lecture Theatre, Lauriston Place Campus, Edinburgh
College of Art

Morning session:
Chair: Prof. Iain Boyd Whyte, School of Architecture, University of Edinburgh

10:15am Dr. Martha Buskirk, Lecturer, Montserrat College of Art
"When Is the Work of Art?"

10:45am Discussion


11:25am Dr. Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Lecturer, University College Dublin
"Palermo's Wake"

11:55am Wendy Gunn, Associate Professor, Mads Clausen Institute, University of
Southern Denmark
"Why preserve?"

12:10pm Dr Clémentine Deliss, Future Academy, Edinburgh College of Art
"The infection of revelation"

12:25pm Discussion

12:55pm -2pm LUNCH

Afternoon session: Artists' panel
Chair: Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

Steven Aalders
Simon Beeson
Otto Berchem
David ConnearnProf. Marianne Eigenheer
Joel Fisher
Andreas Karl Schulze
Norman Shaw
Jaimie Henthorn
Corey Strange
(REFRESHMENTS 3:25pm to 3:50pm)

4:30pm Closing Remarks

8pm CONFERENCE DINNER, Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh

For further information or to register contact Logan Sisley
or visit

Dr Stacy Boldrick
VARIE Administrator
History of Art
School of Arts, Culture and Environment
Minto House
20 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JZ
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4124; Direct line 650 4126

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