Roxy Music 1972
Roxy Music 1972, promo photo for the album For Your Pleasure

In the third AICA Annual Lecture, Michael Bracewell will explore the intertwined history of the art rock group Roxy Music and the ideas and attitudes emerging from British art schools and university departments during the 1960s. He will recount some of the stories unearthed through his research, linking the commercial world of pop music to the ideas of fine art.

Michael Bracewell is the author of six novels and four works of non-fiction, including Re-make/Re-model 2006 and England Is Mine 1997. He writes widely on modern and contemporary British art, and is a regular contributor to Frieze magazine. His most recent book The Space Between: Collected Writings on Art 2012 is published by Ridinghouse.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Marco Livingstone, and a drinks reception.

AICA (International Association of Art Critics UK) inaugurated this lecture series in 2010 with American art historian James Elkins on the State of Art Criticism, followed by art historian and critic Stephen Bann in 2011. This is the third annual AICA lecture at Tate Britain. 

In association with AICA (The International Association of Art Critics, UK)