Royal Academy of Arts
Thu 29 Feb 2024
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Curator talk: Entangled Pasts, 1768-now image

Hear from the exhibition curators for a discussion exploring the themes of our Main Galleries exhibition including migration, artistic exchange, identity and belonging.
Entangled Pasts, 1768–now: Art, Colonialism and Change will bring together over 100 major contemporary and historic works. Artworks by leading contemporary artists including Sonia Boyce, Frank Bowling, John Akomfrah and Isaac Julien will be on display alongside works by artists from the past 250 years including Joshua Reynolds, J.M.W.Turner and John Singleton Copley – creating connections across time which explore questions of power, representation and history.
In this conversation, chaired by RA curator Sarah Lea, exhibition curators Professor Dorothy Price, Dr. Esther Chadwick and Professor Cora Gilroy-Ware will talk about curating conversations across history and some of the themes that arise from the exhibition.
Professor Dorothy Price is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Critical Race Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has authored numerous books and articles on German Expressionism, Weimar Culture and Black British Art, and curated exhibitions. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and former Editor of the journal Art History.
Dr. Esther Chadwick is a Lecturer in Art History at the Courtauld, where she specialises in eighteenth-century British art. Her book, The Radical Print: Art and Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain is forthcoming with the Paul Mellon Centre Press/Yale University Press, 2024. Her teaching centres on British art in the circum-Atlantic context and she has recently published on the aesthetics of postrevolutionary Haiti.
Professor Cora Gilroy-Ware teaches History of Art at the University of Oxford. Her first book, The Classical Body in Romantic Britain, was published in 2020 by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Alongside her academic work, she is an artist and musician who performs and creates visuals under the name Fauness.
Chair: Sarah Lea is an art historian and curator trained at Goldsmiths College and Birkbeck, University of London. Having joined the Royal Academy of Arts in 2007, she has curated major exhibitions including most recently Francis Bacon: Man and Beast (2022) and Making Modernism: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin (2022-23).