Contemporaneity and Art

CONTEMPORANEITY AND ART

Two days of public lectures, panel discussions and seminars for the initiative to establish the Australian Institute of Art History and the VCAM, University of Melbourne. Free admission.

Sculpture of Twin Towers inside US Army base, Southern Iraq, 2007. Photograph by Lyndell Brown and Charles Green.

Thursday 22 July, 2010

HISTORIES OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Keynote lecture: “Histories of contemporary art: paradoxes, antinomies, contingencies” –  Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh.

Time: 6pm
Venue: Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre A, University of Melbourne Parkville.

Friday 23 July, 2010

CONTEMPORANEITY

Venue: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts and Music, 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank.

10.00 – 12.00WORLD- PICTURING

Keynote lecture: “World Picturing in the Time of Terror and Since” – W.J.T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago.
Respondents and panelists: A/Prof Charles Green, Dr Amelia Douglas and Professor Nikos Papastergiadis.

13.00 – 14.45 – WORLD PICTURING, PLACEMAKING AND CONNECTIVITY: 5 PERSPECTIVES + 5 DIALOGUES = 100 MINUTES

Chairs: A/Professor Charles Green and Dr Daniel Palmerive Invited Panelists: Professor Sean Cubitt, Dr Larissa Hjorth, Professor Leon van Schaik, Dr Alex Baker, Jarrod Rawlins.

15.15 – 16.45 – DIALOGUE AND RESPONSE: PROFESSORS TERRY SMITH AND W.J.T. MITCHELL

Chairs: Professor Nikos Papastergiadis and Dr Larissa Hjorth. One hour dialogue between Professors Smith and Mitchell + 30 minutes dialogue with audience.

FREE ADMISSION

Queries: c.green@unimelb.edu.au OR coatesr@unimelb.edu.au

Poster as pdf AIAH Contemporaneity poster

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