Stephen Bann (CBE, FBA)
is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. His extensive interests encompass the avant-garde, postmodern media and installation art, land art and landscape theory, museum history and theory, Historical representation in painting and other visual media, nineteenth-century print culture (France and Britain), and English art criticism (Hazlitt, Pater, Stokes). His many publications include Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey (with Linda Whiteley; 2010); Ways around Modernism (2007); The Reception of Walter Pater in Europe (editor; 2004) Jannis Kounellis (2003); Parallel Lines: Printmakers, Painters and Photographers in Nineteenth-Century France (2001); The Sculpture of Stephen Cox (1995); The Inventions of History: Essays on the Representation of the Past (1990); The Clothing of Clio - A Study of the Representation of History in Nineteenth-century Britain and France (1984); Heroic Emblems (Co-author with Ian Hamilton Finlay, 1977); The Tradition of Constructivism (Editor/translator: 1989); Russian Formalism (co-editor, 1972); Experimental Painting - Construction, Abstraction, Destruction, Reduction (1970).
is an art historian and art critic, Professor at the West University, Faculty of Fine Arts in Timisoara, and freelance curator. She has curated many one-person and group exhibitions in Romania and abroad, notably the International Festival of Performance Art Zone (www.zonafestival.ro); other exhibitions have included Romanian participation at the New Icon Biennial of Cetinje (Montenegro, 1997); Body and the East, Ljubljana (1998); Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe, 1890-1937, Kunstforum, Viena, Getty Museum, Los Angeles (1999-2001); “Kontakt…Works from the Collection of Erste Bank Group”, MUMOK, Viena (2006), Beyond the frontiers: Romanian and Scottish artists in Richard Demarco’s Archive, Contemporary Art Gallery, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (2007); Space For New Dialogue, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad (2008); and Subversive Practices: Art under Conditions of Political Repression in 60s - 80s / South America / Europe, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2009).
Her published works include Actionism in Romania During the Communist Era (2000), and with Roxana Nubert the volume Mitteleuropäische Paradigmen in Südosteurop: Ein Beitrag zur Kultur der Deutschen im Banat (2006), Timişoara between Tradition and Modernit:. Artistic Pedagogy in the 20th century (2006); and Ştefan Bertalan (2011).
is Professor of Art History at the University of Essex, England. He is a specialist in twentieth-century art in France with strong philosophical and theoretical interests including existential phenomenology (Bergson, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty). He is currently working on a book project with the working title Violence as Culture: A Surrealist History of Art. He has curated several major exhibitions: A Picasso Bestiary (1995), Constable and Wivenhoe Park (2000) and In the Presence of Things, Four Centuries of European Still Life, Part II, 1840-1955 (2011-12). Publications include Marcel Duchamp (1999), Cubism (2000) and The Picasso Book (2010). He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Research Forum of the Courtauld Institute.