‘Siblings’ conference day

Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J., 1967
Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J., 1967
Saturday 23 March 2013
10.00am - 5.00pm

Diane Arbus, 'Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J.', 1967 for web advertising.

Art History & Visual Studies, The University of Manchester

(supported by Methods, Artsmethods and CIDRAL)

This event examines the implications of Juliet Mitchell’s psychoanalytical theories of "Siblings" for artistic and critical discourses, and poses the question ‘how can a theory of siblings open up visual culture and the Manchester Art Gallery collections?'


Free, but booking essential. Book places at Eventbrite.


Mignon Nixon (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
‘Siblings, Art, and War: Reflections on War in the Time of Peace’

Catherine Grant (Goldsmiths, University of London)
‘Photographing Girls: Performances of Adolescence in Contemporary Art’

Carol Mavor (The University of Manchester)
‘For Rineke Dijkstra, a Tiergarten is Not a Tear Garden’

Jonny Briggs, Artist (New Sensations Winner, The Saatchi Gallery and C4 2011)
‘Das Geschwisterteil’

Juliet Mitchell (UCL)
In conversation

Manchester Art Gallery Collections Close-up

Jenna Carine Ashton (The University of Manchester, Art History & Visual Studies)
‘Brotherly Love, Amelia Bauerlé’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Liz Mitchell (Manchester Metropolitan University, MIRIAD)
‘The Intimate Glimpse: Familial Narratives and the Mary Greg Collection’

Valerie O'Riordan (The University of Manchester, Creative Writing)
‘“You're Not Listening”, John Souch's Sir Thomas Aston At The Deathbed Of His Wife

Full programme

Download the full programme here.

Image: Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J., 1967

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