Descendants: Webinar Series

  • Descendants
  • Joan Punyet Miró on Joan Miró
  • Daniel Chadwick on Lynn Chadwick
  • Luis Chillida on Eduardo Chillida
  • Annie Freud on Lucian Freud
  • Mary Moore on Henry Moore
  • Alicia Mendez Cruz (Cruz-Diez) on Carlos Cruz-Diez
  • Diana Widmaier Picasso on Pablo Picasso
  • Felix Kid on Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson

Descendants

Introduction

An exclusive webinar series with the descendants of some of the 20th century’s greatest artists.

Our ‘Descendants’ series offers a unique insight into the personal and professional lives of some of the most prominent modern artists of the last century. We sit down with these descendants  to discuss how these artists worked and what influenced them and perhaps most interesting of all, how these great minds have impacted their families for generations to come.

Find out what it’s like to live with a famous family name and how this has impacted the lives and careers of each of the descendants.

These interviews will be streamed live on our webinar channel and recorded for our youtube channel. Each interview will take place with either Maya Binkin or Dr Javier Molins.

How to register

Sign up for upcoming events below and make sure you are on our email mailing list and following us on Instagram to hear about upcoming events in the series.

Presenters

Dr Javier Molins

Dr Javier Molins is a writer, curator, and doctor of fine arts. He has curated exhibitions internationally and has worked with some of the most renowned artists of the 20th and 21st century including Sean Scully, Pablo Picasso and Tony Cragg.  He is also the curator of Newlands House Gallery’s most recent exhibition, Joan Miró. La Gran Belleza.

 

 

Maya Binkin

Founder of The Art Pilgrim, Maya Binkin has over 20 years’ experience in the arts as both a writer and international exhibition curator. She is a regular contributor to artuk.org as well as The Art Newspaper and Forbes Magazine. Maya is also curator of our upcoming exhibition for July 2021.

 

Joan Punyet Miró on Joan Miró

April 30th 2021

To celebrate the beginning of Joan Miró. La Gran Belleza, 01 May to 04 July 2021, we are starting the Descendants series with Joan Punyet Miró, grandson of Joan Miró and respected Art Historian.

Joan Punyet will join curator of the exhibition Dr Javier Molins to discuss Miró and his impact on not only the art world but on his descendants.

Register for the webinar now to join the conversation live on 30th April.

Daniel Chadwick on Lynn Chadwick

June 2nd 2021

Join artist and engineer, Daniel Chadwick in conversation about his fascinating career and how growing up with the Chadwick family name impacted his creative process.

Image credit: Claudia Legge

Luis Chillida on Eduardo Chillida

July 7th 2021

Luis is the seventh child of Eduardo Chillida and Pilar Belzunce. He has worked on a number of Chillida exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He will share his unique insight into his father’s work and also his impressive career in art management.

Annie Freud on Lucian Freud

August 4th 2021

Annie Freud is the daughter of painter Lucien Freud. She is a poet, translator, teacher, editor, and painter. Annie has also been named by the Poetry Book Society as one of the Next Generation Poets 2014. We will discuss with her creative genes and how she reflects on her father’s work and its impact on her career to date.

Mary Moore on Henry Moore

September 1st 2021

Daughter of British sculptor Henry Moore, Mary Moore, along with her father and mother, Irina Moore, were the first to set up a single artist foundation in the UK. Throughout Henry’s lifetime, Mary worked closely with him on exhibitions and the installation of single sculptures, taking her around the world meeting art world elite. Join us to hear her stories and ask questions of your own.

Alicia Mendez Cruz (Cruz-Diez) on Carlos Cruz-Diez

October 6th 2021

Alicia was born in Caracas, Venezuela, she is the granddaughter of Carlos Cruz-Diez. Today she lives in London, where she heads up the educational department of the Foundation, spreading her grandfather’s research with young people through games, fun activities, and talks.

Diana Widmaier Picasso on Pablo Picasso

November 3rd 2021

image credit: Gilles Bensimon

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Diana Widmaier Picasso, granddaughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter, is an art historian and curator specialized in modern and contemporary art.

Felix Kid on Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson