Art History in the Pub | Bristol, 27 November

Venue: The White Bear, 113 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS

Date and time: Monday 27 November, 7-8.30pm

Talk: ‘Broken Homes and Haunted Houses’

Speakers: Professor Gill Perry, Professor Emeritus at the Open University

This month’s Art History in the Pub speaker is Professor Gill Perry, whose talk will address the themes of house and ‘home’ in recent art.

Using British and American examples, she will explore imaginative ways in which contemporary artists have challenged our perceptions of domestic space. Drawing on research for her recent book Playing at Home, she will argue for employing playful, subversive and destructive practices to enrich seemingly banal, ‘everyday’ narratives around this theme – and look at how theories of ‘the everyday’ may help installation art to critique everyday life, society and politics.

Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks that take place around the UK. They reflect our shared commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community. Talks last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by general discussion.

Art History in the Pub is free and open to all.

Image © The Heidelberg Project, Dotty Wotty House, 2010 (from Gill Perry, Playing at Home)