Babylon ARTS Study Day: The Cabinet of Curiosities and Modernity

Babylon ARTS Study Day: The Cabinet of Curiosities and Modernity

Collecting and the concept of modernity are bound together through a long line of ‘passionate acquirers’ like Augustus Pitt-Rivers, Henry Wellcome and Robert Sainsbury. The curiosities have also inspired modern artists from Picasso and Duchamp to Damien Hirst and Peter Blake. The modern collectors were/are often particularly interested in the non-western objects. Their place as ‘curious’ in a Western context highlights problematic power relations. This session will examine the relationship between the objects and the acquirer, the collected and the collector.

Coffee and tea - 9.30am

Start - 10am to 4pm

These workshops are fundraising events for our charity (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire) trading as Babylon Arts, Charity registration no: 1043197

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