This talk reflects on writing art histories of togetherness. Drawing on her recent book Women Artists Together: Art in the Age of Women’s Liberation (Yale University Press, 2023) and other work, Dr Tobin will propose togetherness as a model to think about the politics of art beyond identity, to understand difference, but also solidarity, as well as a means to deal with difficulty in the present.

Dr Amy Tobin is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge and Curator, contemporary programmes at Kettle’s Yard, the University’s modern and contemporary art gallery. She is also Fellow and Director of Studies in History of Art of Newnham College, Cambridge. She has curated numerous exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard including Linderism and Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends. In 2023, she published a major article on the artist Candace Hill-Montgomery in Art History as well as her first monograph Women Artists Together: Art in the Age of Women’s Liberation with Yale University Press.

This is a hybrid event, which will take place in-person in the Gatsby Room (Chancellor’s Centre) and also on Zoom.

If you would like to attend online, please register for the Zoom link.

Refreshments will be available for the in-person audience.

This event will take place in Gatsby Room on the first floor of the Chancellor’s Centre. It has step-free access with a lift and there is an accessible toilet located each floor of the building.

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Image: Cecilia Vicuña, Frente Cultural, 1973. Oil on canvas, 76 x 93cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of Cecilia Vicuña.