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3rd AICA Annual Lecture

11/09/2012

‘Re-make/Re-model’: How Pop art became Art Pop

Thursday 6 December, 18.30-20.00. Tate Britain

Between 1997 and 2006, Michael Bracewell researched and wrote a highly detailed account of how the art rock group Roxy Music emerged from ideas and attitudes prevalent in British art schools and University departments of Fine Art during the 1960s.

In this lecture, he recounts some of the story that he unearthed, and examines the challenges and questions that were posed by the research, and by the literary form in which such a subject – linking the commercial world of pop music to the ideas of fine art – might best be presented.

Michael Bracewell is the author of six novels and four works of non-fiction, including Re-make/Re-model, 2006 and England Is Mine, 1997. He writes widely on modern and contemporary British art, and is a regular contributor to Frieze magazine. His most recent book The Space Between: Collected Writings on Art edited by Doro Globus, 2012 is published by Ridinghouse.

He is co-author with Christopher Riopelle of Richard Hamilton: The Late Works, Yale University, Press October 2012, to coincide with the exhibition at the National Gallery, London 10 October to 10 January 2013.