Join us for a talk from Henry Little at the Royal Geographical Society and help us support more families who have a seriously ill child.
Rainbow Trust is delighted to have the opportunity to hold a talk at the next Works on Paper Fair. Guests will enjoy an illuminating art talk in the Ondaatje Theatre, a location renowned for its lectures and debates, and then have the opportunity to visit the Fair itself.
Henry Little is a Co-Director of Breese Little, a commercial gallery based in Bethnal Green, London and studied history of art at the University of Cambridge (BA) and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (MA). Henry is an independent art historian and lecturer, with a wide range of specialist interests including Titian, Venetian Architecture, Surrealism, French Academic Painting, twentieth-century and contemporary art. Recent teaching covers periods from 500 BC to the present day.
Surveying seminal, ground-breaking exhibitions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this talk will cover pivotal shows including the First International Dada Fair (1920); Entartete Kunst (1937), a show of ‘degenerate art’ deemed an ‘insult to German feeling’ by the Nazis; the first Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme (1938); When Attitudes Become Form (1969), a pioneering presentation of Conceptualism, Arte-Povera, Post Minimalism and beyond which established the ‘curator’ as a defining figure; Magiciens de la Terre (1989) at the Pompidou Centre, an incensed response to MoMA’s Primitivism in C20th Art (1984); Sensation (1997), the headlining exhibition of ‘young British art’ at the Royal Academy and Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project (2003 - 4) at Tate Modern, for many the most memorable of the Turbine Hall commissions which marked a new role for museums in commissioning new, contemporary art.
The Works of Paper Fair features early, modern and contemporary art, including drawings, watercolours, original prints and posters - all on paper. In addition there will be an exciting loan exhibition to view.
The talk will begin at 11.00am and your ticket includes entry to the Fair, for Friday only (normal admission £20)