Iniva presents a short course that offers an introduction to international art history from 1945-2015 devised and taught by Dr. Juliet Steyn PhD. The five sessions provide an introduction to art from 1945 to the present.
This historical armature or chronology provides a map through which to consider art as a contested arena, as a site of struggle and of values. The course will explore the idea of the international beyond the canon of western art history and describe a growing understanding of art as a global practice.
Juliet Steyn PhD. is a cultural historian. She is interested in the workings of cultural institutions and in the formation of the subject and identity. She has published widely on art and cultural criticism focusing on art, the politics of memory and identity.
Juliet was awarded a PhD. in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury (1993) and an MA in the History of European Art (modern period) Courtauld Institute, University of London. Until 2013 she was Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management at City University, London, teaching modules on Currents of Criticism and Post-Colonial Agendas.
Her professional activities have included Membership of the Editorial Board, Art History (2002-2006); a Consultant, Museums and the End of History, Tate Gallery; Trustee, Pier Trust (Arts Trust and exhibition forum); Chair of the Editorial Board and Trustee of Rear Window (Visual Arts Trust and exhibition forum She is a Member of the AICA.,
One session will be taught by art critic and curator Stella Santacatterina. Stella has a specialist interest in the The New Vision Group which was founded by artist Denis Bowen to promote international artists and abstract art. Stella is a contributor to Third Text, Art Monthly, Portfolio and Flash Art.