School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)
Dr Marius Kwint
Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture
School of Art, Design and Media
Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
Dr Marius Kwint, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture
Marius Kwint joined the University of Portsmouth in 2008. He graduated in the new interdisciplinary Cultural History degree at Aberdeen University in 1988, before taking his doctorate in History at Oxford University, writing his thesis on the English circus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His previous lecturing posts have been at Southampton Institute (now Solent) and Oxford Universities, and he has held research fellowships at the Houghton Library, Harvard University and at the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Recent research, teaching and curatorial interests have tended to centre on questions of materiality, form and cultural modernity. They have included the history of collecting, particularly of the souvenir, and the dendritic (branching) form in nature and culture. The latter took shape as a 2005 exhibition at the Design Museum in Zurich, entitled Simply Complex (Einfach Komplex) and as ongoing work with artists, scientists, engineers, performers and designers. At the University’s SPACE and Eldon galleries in 2010 he organized the exhibition of Beth Fisher’s large-scale figurative drawings from the Royal Scottish Academy; currently he is working as research consultant to a major exhibition on the brain to feature at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2012.
Extracurricular interests include mountain sports and triathlon, at which Marius Kwint has represented Great Britain for his age group in recent years.
List of publications (most recent first)
Chapters in books (including exhibition catalogues) and edited books
- Kwint, M. (2010). The first cohort of cultural historians at Aberdeen: a brief memoir from a student’s perspective. In D. Smith and H. Philsooph (Eds.). Explorations in cultural history: essays for Peter Gabriel McCaffery (pp. 31-36). Aberdeen: Centre for Cultural History, University of Aberdeen.
- Kwint, M. (2010). Desiring structures: the dendritic form revisited. In A. Filippoupoliti, (Ed.). Science exhibitions: curation and design (pp. 239-267). Edinburgh: Museums Etc.
- Kwint, M. (2010). ‘Painting without borders’ [repub. and ed. from (2008) Asian art news, 18(2), 80–85]. In K. Tagore, (Ed.). Drishti: a new vision. New York: Sundaram Tagore Gallery.
- Kwint, M. (2010). Ligatures: Beth Fisher’s work of kin. In N. Fisher (Ed.), Beth Fisher: Grisaille Legacy (pp. 76-81). Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Academy.
- Kwint, M. & Sandler, I. (2009). Color immersion: Natvar Bhavsar in conversation. In S. Tagore and G. Im, (Eds.). Natvar Bhavsar: poetics of color (pp. 9–25). Milan: Skira.
- Kwint, M. (2008). Cosmic dust: the work of Annie Cattrell [repub. from 2006]. In A. Maddock and B. Gegenwart, (Eds.). Marking space. Swansea: Swansea Metropolitan University.
- Kwint, M. (2008). Unsettling fellows: Nayland Blake and Edward Kay. In M. Petry (Ed.). Surfaced: Nayland Blake and Edward Kay (pp 5–7). London: Royal Academy Schools.
- Kwint, M. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of art for young people (8 vols.). New York: Chelsea House.
- Kwint, M. (2008). Animated meditations on mortality: the work of Andrew Carnie. In A. Carnie, (Ed.). Time will tell: Andrew Carnie. Recent work (pp. 1–4). Winchester: the Winchester Gallery.
- Kwint, M. (2007). Structures of Being: the work of Natvar Bhavsar. In J. Wechsler (Ed.), Natvar Bhavsar: the dimensions of color (pp. 13–17). New Brunswick, NJ: The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum & Rutgers University.
- Kwint, M. (2006). Cosmic Dust: the work of Annie Cattrell. In A. Cattrell & A. Faggionato (Eds.), Annie Cattrell: Arresting (pp. 6–15). London: Anne Faggionato Gallery.
- Kwint, M. (2006). The chromatic language of Nathan Slate Joseph. In S. Tagore & G. Im (Eds.). Building a Picture: the Art of Nathan Slate Joseph (pp. 15–27). New York: Sundaram Tagore Gallery.
- Kwint, M. (2005). Scale and its losses. In N. Rudd & C. Wetherilt (Eds.), Size matters: exploring scale in the Arts Council collection (16-21). London: Hayward Gallery.
- Kwint, M. (2005). Begehrende Strukturen: die poetischen Implikationen der dendritische Form. In B. Bader, A. Janser & M. Kwint (Eds.), Einfach Komplex: Bildbaüme und Baumbilder in der Wissenschaft (pp. 7-11). Zürich: Museum für Gestaltung.
- Kwint, M. (2004). Philip Astley (1742-1814) and John Astley (1768-1821). In B. Harrison et al. (Eds.). New dictionary of national biography [Electronic version]. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Kwint, M. (2004). Meeting Oded Halahmy. In S. Tagore and F. Goldstein (Eds.). Homewards: Baghdad, Jerusalem, New York. The sculpture of Oded Halahmy (pp. 22-31). New York & Ahmedabad: Mapin Publications.
- Kwint, M. (2001). The circus and nature in late Georgian England. In R. Koshar (Ed.). Histories of leisure (pp. 45–60). Oxford & New York: Berg.
- Kwint, M. (1999). Introduction: the Physical Past. In M. Kwint, C. Breward & J. Aynsley (Eds.). Material memories: design and evocation (pp.1–16). Oxford and New York: Berg.
- Kwint, M. (1995). Images and reflections: pleasure and pastime 1914-1918. In People’s century (pp.241–262). London and Bicester: British Broadcasting Corporation and BCS Publishing.
Feature articles in magazines and online
- Kwint, M. (2011, Winter). Sculptor of wisdom: David Nash at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. World sculpture news 17(1), 47–52.
- Kwint, M. (2010, Autumn). Of bodies changed: Annie Cattrell. World sculpture news 16(4), 28-35.
- Kwint, M. (2009, November/December). Elegance and integrity. Signs: contemporary Arab art. Asian art news, 19(6), 58–63.
- Kwint, M. (2008, May/June). Modernism beyond modernity: the art of Sohan Qadri. Asian art news, 18(2), 80–85.
- Kwint, M. (2006, September/October). A tectonic language: Nathan Slate Joseph. Asian art news, 16(5), 64–67.
- Kwint, M. (2004, July). Politics and peace: the hopeful Middle Eastern esthetic of Oded Halahmy Artnet.com. Retrieved December 12, 2004, from http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/FEATURES/kwint/kwint7-13-04.asp
- Kwint, M. (2003). The theatre of war. History today, 53(6), 36–7.
- Kwint, M. (1998, Summer). Material memories: a history of the souvenir. Tate: the art magazine, 45–9.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Wingate, R. & Kwint, M. (2006, September). Imagining the brain cell: the neuron in visual culture. Nature reviews: neuroscience, 7(9), 745–752.
- Kwint, M. (2005). Desiring structures: exhibiting the dendritic form. Interdisciplinary science reviews, 30(3), 205–221.
- Kwint, M. (Contrib. ed.) and Beaton, B., Edwards, E., Farago, C., McWilliam, R. (2005). Roundtable on commemoration and material culture. Journal of victorian culture, 10(1), 96–131.
- Hodak, C. & Kwint, M. (2002). À la recherche d’une identité: le cirque et le théâtre en Angleterre et en France (1768 et 1864). L’Annuaire théâtral, 32, 47–60.
- Kwint, M. (2002). The legitimization of the circus in late Georgian England. Past and present, 174, 72–115.
- Kwint, M. (2006). Review of Bentkowska-Kafel, A., Cashen, T. & Gardiner, H. (Eds.). (2005). Digital art history. London: Intellect. In Art, design and communication in higher education, 5(1), 73-5.
- Kwint, M. (2001). Review of Brand, V. (Ed.). (1998). The study of the past in the Victorian Age. Oxford: Oxbow Books. In Journal of the history of collections, 13(1), 103.
- Kwint, M. (2002). Review of Jervis, J. Exploring the modern. Oxford: Blackwell. In Fashion theory, 4(2), 209-14.
- Kwint, M. (2000, 19 May). Review of Baker, M. & Richardson, B. (Eds.). (1999). A Grand design: the art of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V&A Publications. Review of Burton, A. (1999). vision and accident: the story of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V&A Publications. In The Times higher education supplement, pp. 22–23.
- Kwint, M. (1998). Review of Brown, K. D. (1996). The British toy business: a history since 1700. London & Rio Grande, OH: Hambledon Press. In American historical review, 103(5), 1595–1596.
- Kwint, M. (1997, January). Review of Commonplace things, simple choices conference, York. Design history society newsletter.
- Kwint, M. (1996, 22 March). Review of Shershow, S. C. (1995). Puppets and ‘popular’ culture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. In The Times literary supplement, p. 19.
Lyon graduation Prize in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen, 1988
Richard Selig Prize for Poetry, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1990