An international symposium exploring
the exhibitions of arts and industries in the regions outside of
the capital cities in the United Kingdom and beyond. Keynote speech
by Professor John R. Davis of Kingston University, and speakers
from around the world.
Date: Thursday 26 April:
09.30 – 17.15 and Friday 27 April: 09:30 –
16.00Location: University of Wolverhampton,
MX004, MX Building, City Campus North
Research has for a long time focused
on world fairs, great exhibitions or expositions universelles in
the capitals of Europe and in the large cities of the USA.
Their crucial role in communicating
ideas about the identities of the exhibiting nations (and their
relation to other cultures) and in showcasing contemporary art and
design has been examined in detail. In the heyday of these
spectacular events, smaller cities and regional centres worldwide,
staged their own “great exhibitions” modelled on those held in the
national (or imperial) centres.
Their goals, although executed on a
more modest scale, were often the same and involved the promotion
and sale of goods but also communication of ideas, ideologies and
identities. These smaller shows usually had large ambitions and
tried to engage not only the local population but also national and
international audiences and exhibitors.
This symposium turns attention to the exhibitions of arts and
industries in the regions outside the capitals and to the
assumptions that lay behind them.
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Entry is free to all University of Wolverhampton
staff and students upon registration.
For non-University of Wolverhampton staff and students,
book your place here:
Early bird offer: £70 (if you book before 26 March)
Standard fee: £90
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