REVISITING MODERN BRITISH ART
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Jo Baring, Director, Ingram Collection
Simon Martin, Director, Pallant House
Aindrea Emelife, Art Historian, Curator
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Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection, will chair a panel discussion alongside contributors from her new book (published by Lund Humphries), Simon Martin, Director, Pallant House, and Aindrea Emelife, Art Historian and Independent Curator, drawing out what we mean by ‘modern British art’, why we seek to define what ‘British’ art is, different ways of looking at this popular period, and consider the contemporary by thinking about the links between modern British and contemporary artists.
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Jo Baring is a former Director of Christie’s and currently Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art. Author for arts publications and a regular speaker at art institutions and galleries, Jo is the co-writer and co-presenter of the critically acclaimed podcast, Sculpting Lives. In 2016 she set up The Ingram Prize, a contemporary art prize that has been highlighted by The Times as a Critics Choice for Visual Arts.
Aindrea Emelife is an independent curator and art historian from London. In 2021 she was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm. Recent exhibitions include BLACK VENUS at Fotografiska New York and Citizens of Memory, The Perimeter London. In 2022, Emelife released her first book, A Brief History of Protest Art. Aindrea has written for many international publications including the Financial Times, ArtReview, Frieze, BBC and The Guardian, and has presented art documentaries for the BBC and Sky Arts. Aindrea has recently been appointed as Contributing Editor for Elle UK.
Simon Martin is a curator, writer, and Director of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, one of the leading regional modern art museums in the UK. He is a Trustee of the Artist Collecting Society and serves on the Courtauld Association Committee and the Fabric Advisory Committee of Chichester Cathedral. He has written and contributed to numerous books on modern and contemporary British art, including on the artists Edward Burra, Gluck, John Minton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Colin Self, and Clare Woods. In 2022, he curated the acclaimed exhibition Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit and wrote the accompanying monograph.