How has mass production changed our understanding of art?

Thursday March 11th 2021, 5:30pm – 7pm UK time, on Zoom webinar

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In the past century, mass production has had an immense impact on nearly everything in and around our lives. Especially, the way we perceive and produce art, something that has always been considered unique, has changed with the possibility of for instance photocopying or online-streaming.



Lydia Fenet is Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House. She has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. Lydia is responsible for conceptualizing and spearheading the development of the firm’s Global Strategic Partnerships division, which has generated over $25 million in revenue to date and aligned Christie’s with 100+ corporate and luxury brands around the world. Lydia is represented by CAA and travels internationally as a keynote speaker helping people unlock their sales potential and empowering women in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalForbes and Crain’s, and has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s BazaarVanity Fair and Town & Country. Her widely acclaimed book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ was published by Simon & Schuster and was optioned for TV/Film by New Form Entertainment in February 2020. Lydia is currently writing The Most Powerful Girl in the Room is You for the next generation of female leaders.


Professor Park holds the June and Simon Li Associate Professorship in the History of Chinese Art, and is a fellow of Lincoln College. Before his arrival at Oxford, Park previously taught at Columbia University, the University of Colorado, and the University of California. Although his primary research focuses on early modern Chinese and Korean art, he has extensively researched and published on a much wider spectrum of art historical topics, including print culture, cartography, literary criticism, and post-globalism in contemporary East Asian art. He is currently working on a new book project, Reinventing Art History: Forgery and Counter-forgery in Early Modern Chinese Art.


Branwen Phillips received her BA (Hons) in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Oxford in 2020 and has since started an MPhil in Classical Archaeology at Lincoln College, researching the deformed and disabled body in the Hellenistic and Roman world, as well female expressions of grief and constructs of mourning in Palmyra. She was the speaker at last year’s Lincoln Leads on Material Culture, discussing the Painted Fayum Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.


Thomas Laver received his BA (Hons) in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford in 2020 and is now studying for an MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at Lincoln College focusing on Egyptian economic history and monasticism 300-900AD. He has previously been president of the History Society at Balliol College, organised the Balliol JCR Arts Week, and managed the Balliol JCR Picture Fund, a stock of hundreds of paintings loaned out to the college’s undergraduates every year to brighten their rooms with art.

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