Four exhibitions and events to attend in February 2013
Enjoy discovering art and art history in February!
This is at an unusual and wonderful location: Addenbrooke's Hospital. The hospital runs an art programme. It's very comforting to know that in case of need, we won't be deprived of fine things. Also, if you haven't yet come across Jim Butler's small slices of Cambridge, conjured with pen, pigment and collaged fragments (bus tickets, cinema vouchers and other bits and pieces torn from the trash of the world), then do make sure to see them now!
Who: Jim Butler
Where: Addenbrooke's Hospital, corridor between the Concourse and Rosie wards
When: Ends Wed, 6 March 2013.
2. Portable: Affordable. A selling exhibition of works by twelve MA printmakers from Anglia Ruskin University.
I like the Williams Art Gallery -- not least because it's merged with a café! But also because it has some really interesting, intimate exhibitions. Plus the MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University produces some great work. So: something to look forward to.
Where: Williams Art Gallery, Gwydir Street.
When: 1-12 Feb 2013. Mon-Sun 8.30-6 pm.
Psst: I wrote about exhibitions at the Williams Art Gallery here (Patrick Thurston photos) and here (Justin Hawkes paintings).
Edmund de Waal, the potter who became quite famous through his bestselling book The Hare with Amber Eyes, is coming to Cambridge to give a talk about his installation A Local History. This should be good -- especially as you can see the installation (in front of the Alison Richard Building) before you go in to hear the talk.
Where: Alison Richard Building (CRASSH), West Road (on the university campus).
When: Fri, 8 Feb 2013, 5-6.30 pm.
Free but the organisers ask you please to register here.
4. The 2013 Slade Lectures in Fine Art. Architecture of Empire.
The annual Slade Lectures are always a jolly event, with crowds of art-lovers, academics and students filing into the rather rickety Mill Lane lecture theatres and enjoying four weeks of slides and scholarship. This year's topic is fabulous: Islamic architecture and imperialism. What better to express power and politics than architecture?
What: Architecture of Empire: The Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals in a Comparative Perspective.
Who: Professor Gülru Necipoğlu (Harvard University).
Where: Mill Lane, Lecture Room 3. (Map)
When: Mon and Thurs, 18 Feb - 14 March 2013.
• Last month's Three exhibitions to visit in January. (Did you get to any of these?)