Andrew Renton is director of the Marlborough Contemporary gallery and Professor of Curating at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
The Power of Prayer
George Webber Memorial Evening
Is Jewish prayer an eternal constant or does its role evolve in a contemporary world?
In a recent interview, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explained that “prayer was a conversation with the voice within that is also the voice beyond. In prayer books, three times a day, we remind ourselves that God lifts the fallen, heals the sick and asks us to do what He does and be His partner.”
The publication of the new Siddur ...
Figuring the Human
Monica Bohm-Duchen, author of the first comprehensive monograph on Polish-born, British-domiciled artist Josef Herman and Marc Chagall’s biographer Jackie Wullschlager join Eliane Strosberg who, in Human Expressionism, explored the work of Jewish artists and their avoidance of nihilism in a century that saw the vanishing of humanity. Chaired by art critic and writer Andrew Renton, they debated the fascinating issue of how Jewishness might express itself in modern art, irrespective of whethe...
Mark Rothko: the Man and His Art
Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkovitz, aka Mark Rothko, emigrated from the Russian Empire to the US aged 10 to become one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century. Annie Cohen-Solal, the French cultural historian, has had unique access to previously unseen archival material Yale monograph and the result is a vivid and detailed portrait of this complex and brilliant man.
The Contemporary Art Scene
Experts in the contemporary art scene will elucidate how the global art market works and how artists ignore it at their peril. Georgina Adam, Editor at Large forThe Art Newspaper, London and author of Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, Philip Hook, senior director of modern art at Sotheby’s and author of Breakfast at Sotheby’s, Matthew Slotover, director of Frieze and Andre...