Live stream: Phyllida Barlow, Antony Gormley and Richard Deacon talk about Medardo Rosso, unknown to most of us, but venerated by Rodin and Henry Moore

Listen to what they have to say at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’s study meeting, Friday, 2 February, 2018, 2.00–6.00pm (GMT)


A collaboration on the occasion of the exhibition Medardo Rosso: Sight Unseen at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, closing 10 February 2018.

Welcome: 2.00pm (GMT)

Martin Caiger-Smith (Courtauld Institute of Art)


Julia Peyton-Jones (senior global director: special projects, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac), co-curator “Medardo Rosso: Sight Unseen”.

SESSION I: 2.10–3.20pm (GMT)

Rosso: Antimonumentality and Experiment

Dr Sharon Hecker (co-curator, “Medardo Rosso: Sight Unseen”), “Rosso and Anti-Monumentality”.

Dr Caroline Levitt (Courtauld Institute), “Silent non-production: poetry, immateriality and Apollinaire’s Medardo Rosso”


Sharon Hecker (moderator); Phyllida Barlow; Richard Deacon; Caroline Levitt

SESSION II: 3.20–4.35pm (GMT)

Rosso: Matter and Dematerialisation

Introduction: Professor Robert Lumley, professor of Italian cultural history,

University College, London.

Professor Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute), “Medardo Rosso, Jean Fautrier and the ‘informel’.”

Dr Christian Berger (Courtauld Institute), “Medardo Rosso, Giovanni Anselmo, and the Dialectics of Matter and Dematerialisation”.


Robert Lumley (moderator); Sarah Wilson, Christian Berger and Antony Gormley

SESSION III: 4.45–6.00pm (GMT)

Sight Unseen: Curating Rosso


Martin Caiger-Smith (moderator); Sharon Hecker, Julia Peyton-Jones; Dr Alexandra Gerstein (curator, Courtauld Gallery)

Ends 6.00pm (GMT)

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