Ceramics Research Centre – UK

Somerset House Symposium: Matters of Life & Death

LOCATION | Somerset House

DATE | 10 December 2013

A one-day symposium held in association with Julian Stair’s exhibition Julian Stair: Quietus, the Vessel, Death and the Human Body. An interdisciplinary panel discussed themes arising from the exhibition including rituals surrounding death, historical cremation and burial practices, and how contemporary art can be an agent for celebrating life.

Speakers included:

James Beighton, Senior Curator, mima

Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Gallerist

Douglas Davies, Professor of Theology, Durham University

Mary Davis, Head of Archaeological Conservation and Analysis, National Museum of Wales

Professor Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research, Tate

Julian Stair, artist & Principal Research Fellow, University of Westminster

Mike Tooby, Professor of Art and Design, Bath Spa University