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	Image: Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images (detail)

Picasso at large: 100 years of pre-eminence

A symposium for Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

Perhaps no modern artist has been more scrutinised than Picasso, his diverse body of work endlessly debated by critics and art historians. Roland Penrose claimed that 'no artist can afford to ignore him’ and certainly his influence persists to this day.

Presented in conjunction with the Power Institute for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney, this symposium will consider the reception of Picasso’s work from multiple viewpoints, asking how and why Picasso has remained an exceptional figure in the history of modern art, 100 years after his first forays into cubism.

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Program

9:30am
Registration and morning tea, Yiribana Foyer, lower level 3

10:00am
Welcome
Sheona White, Head of Public Programs, Art Gallery of NSW
Mark Ledbury, Power Institute for Art and Visual Culture

10:15am
Figuring sovereignty: from the 1930s to the 1970s
Prof Neil Cox, University of Essex, UK

10:55am
Dreamers, readers and bacchantes: Picasso and painting in the 1920s
Dr John Finlay, independent scholar and teaching fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

11:35am
Discussion
chaired by Anthea Callen, Australian National University

11:50am
Break

12:00pm
Picasso’s biopolitics: challenging virility and the body beautiful
Assoc Prof Fay Brauer, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW and University of East London

12:40pm
The other Guernica: Picasso’s Massacre en Corée (1950)
Assoc Prof Judith Keene, History Department, University of Sydney

1:20pm
Discussion
chaired by Roger Benjamin, University of Sydney

1:35pm
Lunch

2:15pm
What has Picasso meant to our artists?
Dr Ann Stephen, senior curator, University of Sydney Art Gallery

2:55pm
Picasso and Leo Steinberg
Dr Michael Hill, head of art history, National Art School

3:35pm
Full panel discussion
chaired by Anthea Callen and Roger Benjamin

4:30pm
Close

Image: Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images (detail)

Saturday 3 March 2012, 9.30am–4.30pm

$55
$40 members & Power Institute alumni
$25 full-time students
Includes morning tea and lunch
Does not include exhibition entry

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Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso

 
Co-presented with University of Sydney, The Power Institute