Goodenough Art & Architecture Club

Cold War Modern at the Victoria and Albert Museum – free guided tour


Dear Art and Architecture Club,

While we wait for this year’s Art and Architecture Club budget to be finalised (hence the delay in subsidised events), one of our members, Marie Julie, has very kindly organised for us a free guided tour of COLD WAR MODERN at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Sunday, 23 November, to leave Goodenough College at 2 pm.  Please see details below and at  To book, please contact Marie Julie at , by Wednesday 12th if possible.  (Please do not reply to the Art and Architecture Club gmail address since Marie Julie is being kind enough to handle the bookings).  Above and below: two films that you will see excerpts of in the exhibition: the seven screen Glimpses of the USA (1959) by Charles and Ray Eames, and La Chinoise (1967) by Jean-Luc Godard.  Plus Eero Aarnio’s Ball/Globe Chair (1966).

all best
Eu Jin

A free guided tour through the V&A exhibition

When:Sunday, 23 November 2008, 2pm leave Goodenough College London House Reception. Tour starts at 3pm.
(book by Wednesday, 12 November 2008)

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington

What:”Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970 is the first exhibition to explore how contemporary design, architecture, film and popular culture were shaped by the Cold War, an era of high tension an exceptional creativity.The period after the Second World War was one of anxiety but also one of great optimism and unprecedented technological development. The exhibition examines how Modernist art and design developed against the backdrop of the battle between communism and capitalism, the advances of the space race, and the international competition to be modern.The exhibition brings together over 300 iconic exhibits, from a Sputnik and a space suit to films by Stanley Kubrick, paintings by Robert Rauschenberg and Gerhard Richter, fashion by Paco Rabanne, designs by Chales and Ray Eames and Dieter Rams, architecture by Le Corbusier, Richard Buckminster Fuller and Archigam, and vehicles including a Messerschmidt micro-car.”

Find out more about Cold War Modern by visiting

If interested, please contact until Wednesday, 12 November: Marie Julie,



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November 10, 2008 at 4:07 am

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Institutionalized: an exhibition

We’re pleased to invite you to the first Goodenough Art and Architecture Club event of the year at the Goodenough Gallery, in association with the Itinerant Laboratory for Perceptual Inquiry.  Details below.  Wine and finger food and good company can be expected at this Sunday afternoon event, so come one, come all.

If you have not signed up to the Art and Architecture email listserv, please email artnarchclub [[ AT ]] googlemail [[ DOT ]] com, and we will add you to the list (you should be added to the list within a few days once you send an email through).  This year, we will be relying primarily on email and on this website for Art andArchitecture Club announcements, so it is a good idea to get on the email list!


Opening Reception

Sunday 26 October, 2008

3-7 pm

William Goodenough House Common Rooms

until November 7, 2008

ARTISTS: Katherine E. Bash, Emmanuel Boos, Fahd Burki, Paulo Catrica, Deirdre O’Dwyer, Maria Högbacke, Jean Francois C Lemay, Aaron Murphy, Benjamin Pritchard, Steve Sabella

With a special piano performance by Jayson Gillham

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October 16, 2008 at 11:41 pm

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a new Art and Architecture year

Dear Art and Architecture club members,

Welcome (or welcome back) to Goodenough College.  We’re looking forward to a new academic year, hopefully filled with lots of Art and Architecture club activities.  At the moment, we have got several events in development, which may include visits to see modernist architecture at the London Zoo, contemporary art at the world famous Frieze art fair, Andy Warhol at the Hayward Gallery, Miro, Calder, Giacometti, Braque at the Royal Academy, day trips to several National Trust properties, a group show of artworks by college members in the Willy G gallery, the annual Goodenough College Artists’ Talks evening, plus lots more.  As far as this year’s budget will allow, all trips outside the college will be subsidised, and all internal events will include free wine and food — so we hope you can join us!  And if you are keen to propose any additional events which you would like to help organise, you are more than welcome to contact us at the email address below.

all best

Katherine Bash and Eu Jin Chua, organisers
abrisamento [[AT]] katherinebash [[dot]] com

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September 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

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Trip to Stourhead, Saturday 31st May 2008

For a printable flyer in PDF form (98 KB), click the image above.

The Beyond M25 Club and the Art and Architecture Club are sponsoring a springtime trip to Stourhead, one of the most celebrated landscape gardens in all of Europe. As well as the gardens, the Stourhead estate includes an 18th century Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, farmland, and woodland.
The gardens themselves were designed by Henry Hoare II, beginning in 1741, with Picturesque vistas laid out around an artificial lake. Over the next four decades, its owner added spectacular follies such as the Temple of Flora, the Temple of Apollo, a Grotto, and King Alfred’s Tower. You might know Stourhead best as the setting for various movies such as Barry Lyndon and the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice (Mr Darcy declares his love for Keira Knightley while sheltering in the Temple of Apollo from the torrential rain). A miniature replica of Stourhead House featured as Lady Penelope’s residence in Thunderbirds. Stourhead is usually very hard to get to if you don’t have a car, so this is a fantastic opportunity for us students to see it. Don’t miss it!

For more information, see the following websites:
National Trust
New York Times article
BBC: How We Built Britain
AND for a scholarly article, look up Kenneth Woodbridge’s essay “Henry Hoare’s Paradise”, from Art Bulletin 47.1 (1965), which should be available from your home institution via JSTOR.


Date: 31st May 2008, Saturday
Time of Departure: Please be there at 7.45 am sharp. The bus will be parked outside Willy G.
Time of Return: 7.30 pm approximately.
Places Available:48
Ticket Price: special rate (subsidised by both Clubs) – £10.00 for adults; £8.50 for children. (Please note that any additional admission costs are not included in the ticket price).

For tickets, email Zahra and Rozina: <beyondm25[[at]]googlemail[[dot]]com> (remove the anti-spam square brackets from this email address when you email). (Please do not email the usual Art and Architecture Club email address, since the Beyond M25 club is being kind enough to organize the bookings for this event).

You don’t need to pay in advance, your room will be charged.

Please remember that given the advance bus bookings, ticket prices are NON-REFUNDABLE and that we are unwavering in the face of any pleading to the contrary.

Stourhead vista

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May 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm

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Tarkovsky exhibition and film screening

Solaris still

Not to be missed. An exhibition of original stills and photographs by the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), exclusive to the Goodenough College art gallery in William Goodenough House SCR.


The film screening will be introduced by Nathan Dunne, former Goodenough College member. Nathan Dunne is a London Based writer on art and cinema. He is the author and editor of a major survey on the work of Andrei Tarkovsky, Tarkovsky (2008), and the organizer of the international symposium, The Art of Andrei Tarkovsky (2008). He recently spoke at Harvard University on the Armenian film-maker Sergei Paradjanov and is also a member of the London Consortium.

Email Katherine Bash <> for more information.

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May 15, 2008 at 9:24 pm

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Tiago Margaça at the Goodenough Gallery

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April 23, 2008 at 9:17 pm

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Tarkovsky symposium at the Tate Modern, Friday 9 May

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Still from Tarkovsky\'s Stalker


Dear Art and Architecture Club

Nathan Dunne, former Goodenough member, has just published a book on the filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, and is organising a symposium on Friday 9 May at Tate Modern to help launch the book and to get together a wide range of art and film scholars to discuss Tarkovsky’s work. The Art and Architecture club will subsidise half the cost of a ticket to the symposium for up to seven people who wish to attend. Instead of paying £15 (concession), you pay just £7.50. Art and Architecture Club members get first dibs on the tickets — email us preferably by this weekend (19/20 April) or next week to get your hands on one of them — artnarchclub[[AT]]googlemail[[DOT]]com. After that, if all seven places have not been taken up, we will publicise this offer to all Goodenough members.

For more on the symposium, click here

For more on Tarkovsky, see the pages atWikipedia or (University of Calgary) or Senses of Cinema.

To see more about Nathan’s new book (or to buy it), click here (Black Dog Publishing) or here (Amazon).
You can read The London Times review of the book here; the book was also named by The Independent as one of their Top Ten Film Books.

We’re also pleased to point out that Pawel Siwczak, harpsichordist, early music keyboardist, and current Goodenough member, will be performing at the symposium as part of the baroque quartet The Four Temperaments.

We hope you can join us for this symposium. More Art and Architecture club events on their way; stay tuned!

Eu Jin and Katherine


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April 16, 2008 at 12:05 pm

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