Professor Alex Seago to speak at Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon on Wednesday 23rd May

Professor Alex Seago, Dean, School of Communication, Arts & Social Sciences at Richmond, is keynote speaker at a talk in Lisbon being held on Wednesday 23 May at the Gulbenkian Museum, co-hosted by the British Council.

Focusing on the work of a several key figures, this talk examines the cultural, social and political influences of British Pop Art and Design and investigates the resulting, often subtle, synergies between the British and Portuguese art scenes.

The lecture takes place in the context of the Gulbenkian Museum exhibition, Post-Pop. Beyond the commonplace.

It’s also based on Professor Seago’s recently co-edited book published by Bloomsbury, Pop Art and Design which brings a fresh understanding of visual culture during the vibrant 1950s and 60s. Confronting the all-pervasive ‘high art / low culture’ divide, this book offers the first in-depth analysis of the relationship between art and design, which led to the creation of ‘pop’. Challenging accepted boundaries and definitions, the authors seek out various commonalities and points of connection between these two exciting areas.

Visit the Gulbenkian Museum website for more details.