SOTHEBY'S TALKS 20-21 NOVEMBER 2022: Modern British Art

Sotheby’s Talks: Modern British & Irish Art Week

Join us in our New Bond Street galleries on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 November for a series of free curated talks with artists, curators and historians which explore Britain's avant-garde artistic heritage and celebrate the launch of Jo Baring’s new collection of essays Revisiting Modern British Art published by Lund Humphries in October 2022.

Sunday 20 November, 1:00 PM
A Sense of Place in Modern British Art

Join the Director of Pallant House Gallery, Simon Martin, art historian and curator James Russell and Sotheby’s Frances Christie as they explore the importance of place for British avant-garde artists working in the early to mid twentieth century. This was a dual act of looking back to the traditional genre of landscape painting as well as looking forward to new ways of portraying their surroundings following the impact of World War I and II, where many had fled London for the safety of the British countryside.


Sunday 20 November, 3:00 PM
Artistic Britishness? Identity and race in Modern British Art

At a time when mainstream narratives are being questioned and challenged, join curator Hammad Nasar, art historian and curator Alayo Akinkugbe and Sotheby’s Tamsin Golding Yee - moderated by Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, Jo Baring - who reflect on the progress that has been made in the field of British art, and explore what there is still left to do. It will highlight the diversity and richness of modern and contemporary British art, and the UK’s prominent role as a past and present global cultural hub.