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Study Day - Questioning the Masterpiece

Study Day - Questioning the Masterpiece

Friday 21 February

On the occasion of the major exhibition, Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of East Anglia, this study day will interrogate notions of artistic value by focussing on the very concept of the ‘masterpiece' and interrogating it from different perspectives.

10.30am-5.30pm Where: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Lecture Theatre Price: FREE Booking: essential, call 01603 593199


The morning session will include contributions from across UEA. 10:30-11:00 Registration and Welcome

11:00-11:30 John Onians (UEA) The masterpiece: is it best understood as a social or a neural phenomenon?

11:30-12:00 Sarah Monks (UEA) Joseph Stannard's Yarmouth Sands (1829): the civic role of a ‘masterpiece'

12:00-12:45 Discussion 12:45-13:30 Lunch (not provided)

The afternoon session will address what the meaning, significance and relevance of the term ‘Masterpiece' might be for artists working today, through artist's presentations and a panel discussion.

13:30-2.00 Lee Grandjean

2:00-2:30 Michael Brennand-Wood

2:30-3.00 Liz Rideal

3:00-3:30 Mark Wilsher

3:30-4:30 Exhibition visit and group discussion

4:30-5:30 ‘Questioning the Masterpiece from an artist perspective' Panel discussion chaired by Dr Veronica Sekules

Disc brooch (Pentney Hoard) Early 9th century, late Anglo-Saxon Unknown maker Silver and niello Diameter: 10.2cm ©The Trustees of the British Museum

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