Professor Dawn Ades is a Fellow of the British Academy, a trustee of Tate and was awarded an OBE in 2002 for her services to Art History. Professor of Art History and Theory at Essex University, She has been responsible for some of the most important exhibitions in London and overseas over the past thirty years, including Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, Art in Latin America and Francis Bacon. She organised the highly successful exhibition to celebrate the centenary of Salvador Dali shown in Venice and Philadelphia in 2004. She has published standard works on photomontage, Dada, Surrealism, women artists and Mexican muralists.
Slade Lecture 1: Automatism and chance: Surrealist strategies and their legacies in contemporary art and film.
Slade Lecture 2: Beyond painting: collage, objects, installations.
Slade Lecture 3: Beyond art: ‘the enemy within’, Georges Bataille and Documents.
Slade Lecture 4: The experimental demonstration of critical paranoia: Salvador Dalí’s The Tragic Myth of Millet’s Angelus.
Slade Lecuture 5: Poetry, politics, and sexuality: Surrealism in Latin America.
Slade Lecture 6: Monuments and ruins: Surrealism and archaeology in the New World.
Slade Lecture 7: Transnational Surrealism: Tropiques and the role of the little magazine.
Slade Lecture 8: Walking distance from the studio: cities, maps, and myths.