ICE Public Event: 15th October 2015

In Conversation about Jackson Pollock

Thursday 15th October 2015
Creative Edge Building, Edge Hill University
6.30pm – 8.00pm

Join Dr Stephanie Straine, curator at Tate Liverpool, and Dr Catherine Marcangeli, curator of First Happenings: Adrian Henri in the ‘60s and ‘70s, at the ICA in London in 2014/15, as they discuss the life and work of Jackson Pollock.  Pollock famously pioneered action painting, a process that saw him drip paint on canvass resting on the studio floor, and he is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative American artists of the twentieth century.

Watch the Conversation here: YouTube


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Jackson Pollock, 1912-1956 Yellow Islands 1952. Oil paint on canvas © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015.

Dr Stephanie Straine is Assistant Curator, Exhibitions and Displays, at Tate Liverpool, where since 2012 she has contributed to exhibitions including Chagall: Modern Master; Palle Nielsen: The Model; Liverpool Biennial 2014: Claude Parent; Transmitting Andy Warhol; György Kepes; Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions and Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots. Straine worked as Curatorial Assistant and subsequently Exhibitions Organiser at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh from 2006 to 2009, and has lectured widely at universities and art colleges throughout the UK, publishing articles and catalogue essays on artists including Vija Celmins, Alex Hay, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and Franz Erhard Walther, co-curating the first UK solo exhibition of Walther at the Drawing Room, London in 2012.

Dr Catherine Marcangeli is a Paris-based art historian and curator. She is Senior Lecturer at Paris University, specialising in art since the 1960s. As the executor of the Estate of Adrian Henri, she has edited his Selected and Unpublished Poems, 1965-2000 (LUP, 2007), developed the website adrianhenri.com and catalogued his Total Artarchive. She has also curated exhibitions of his work in the UK and abroad, including Adrian Henri – Total Art at LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre, as part of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial, and touring. She edited Adrian Henri – Total Artist (London: Occasional Papers, 2014).


Date: Thursday 15th October 2015

Programme: 
5.45pm Registration and Refreshments
6.30pm In Conversation
7.30pm Refreshments and Networking

Venue: The Creative Edge (building 26 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions).


Next ‘In Conversation’ Event: An Imagined Museum
Previous ‘In Conversation’ Event: Leonorra Carrington


Related event:

bannerPAINTING EXHIBITION: Jackson Pollock
30th June – 18th October 2015, Tate Liverpool
Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots at Tate Liverpool is the first exhibition in more than 30 years to explore the artist’s black pourings, a lesser known but extremely influential part of his practice. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see the largest number of Pollock’s black pourings ever assembled in the UK, with some never before seen in this country.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Tate Liverpool and the Dallas Museum of Art, where it will then be on display 15 November 2015 – 20 March 2016.


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