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The 2010 Peter Fuller Memorial Lecture

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THE 2010 Peter Fuller Memorial Lecture, David Cohen: Twenty Years Less Fuller, will be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on Thursday, May 13.

Peter Fuller was a writer whose tastes and priorities evolved in tandem with shifting intellectual and spiritual concerns. A man of restless imagination with an agitational approach to the art world, he made very public the constant search for value and meaning.

The twentieth anniversary of his death is a moment for speculation: How have his ideas – and the artists he championed or berated – fared without him? What would he have made of culture today? Is there a Peter Fuller-shaped hole in ontemporary criticism?

David Cohen is editor and publisher of and Gallery Director at the New York Studio School. He has been based in New York since 1999. In his early years, he was a regular contributor to Modern Painters, from the magazine’s first issue in Spring 1988. The author of books on Henry Moore and Alex Katz, he was art critic for the New York Sun from 2003 to 2008.

The Peter Fuller Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 1991 and has taken place over the years at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and University College, London. Previous speakers were David Matthews, Robert Natkin, Roger Scruton, Howard Jacobson, William Tucker, Hilton Kramer, Timothy Hyman, Deanna Petherbridge, George Walden, John Berger, Julian Stallabrass, Rudi Fuchs, Tal R, Luc Tuymans and Martin Maloney.

The Peter Fuller Memorial Lectures are organised by The Peter Fuller Memorial Foundation. A second event this anniversary year, a conversation between Sir Anthony Caro and Paul Moorhouse, will take place at Tate Modern on May 19.

Admission: Free.

Time: 6pm (finishes by 7.30pm).

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN