SPEAKING

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THE JEWISH CONTRIBUTION TO ART DEALING IN LONDON

An online symposium organised by the Jewish Country Houses project in partnership with the National Trust and in collaboration with The Gilbert Collection and London Art Week

I participated as a speaker in a roundtable discussion about the heritage of Jewish art and antiques dealerships in nineteenth and twentieth-century London, alongside fellow speakers Martin Levy, Chairman of H. Blairman and Sons Ltd and member of the Spoliation Advisory Panel, UK;  Alice Minter, Curator at the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Dr Diana Davis, Independent Researcher, UK. 
The discussion was moderated by Thomas Marks, Writer and art critic, Associate fellow of The Warburg Institute, London and Trustee of Art UK.

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THE HANOVER GALLERY & QUEER REPRESENTATION

Association of Art Historians Conference 2021

I was so pleased to be selected to present my paper on The Hanover Gallery & Queer Representation as part of a session co-organised by Abi Shapiro of the Hepworth Wakefield, and Sarah Turner of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies on British Art, on Female* Art Dealers in Mid 20th Century Britain. 

Cherith Summers speaking on Erica Brausen and Mutter Ey at Sotheby's Institute of Art

RADICAL FEMALE ROLE-MODELS: PIONEERING GALLERISTS ERICA BRAUSEN AND MUTTER EY

Refugee Art Dealers in Britain: half-day conference co-organized by Sotheby’s Institute of Art and TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association

For the Refugee Art Dealers in Britain conference, I delivered a paper on the idea of Johanna 'Mutter' Ey as an outsider role-model for the Hanover Gallery's pioneering gallerist Erica Brausen.

The paper examined several key areas of similarity between Ey and Brausen: first, the idea they shared of seeking an artistic refuge from fascism in Palma de Mallorca; second, the decision they took to fight for success despite being ‘outsider’; and third, the choice they made to embrace and promote the avant-garde.  

Please contact me for the full paper.