Conference ‘Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West’

Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West

20, 21 & 22 August, 2010

The University of Melbourne

Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West is a conference that investigates modern crossovers between art and architecture in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. It focuses upon encounters between a variety of styles, mediums, and cultures, looking at the inter-relationships between art and architecture in Australia and across the world. Using innovative approaches from a broad range of disciplines, Interspaces will stimulate multi-disciplinary exchange and re-situate non-western art and architecture within the global canon. The conference program includes a public forum on Melbourne’s vibrant street art and talks by experts on historical, cultural and practical questions of art and architecture.

Keynote speaker

Romy Golan, City University of New York (author of Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927–1957 and Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France between the Wars)

Conference Program

Keynote Address: Friday, August 20, 6pm – 8pm, Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre

Papers: Saturday, August 21, 9am – 4:30pm, Architecture Building

Tour of Fitzroy Street Art: Sunday, August 22, 11am – 1pm [reservations essential]

Public Forum on Street Art: Sunday, August 22, 3pm – 5pm, James Hardie Theatre

Closing Address: Sunday, August 22, 5pm – 7pm, Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre

The conference will be held at the University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus. Attendance at the conference is free of charge and open to all. Students at all levels, practitioners in disciplines related to the conference, and the general public are welcome to attend and participate.

For more information www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/interspaces%20.html

Please direct any enquiries to Anthony White a.white@unimelb.edu.au or +61 3 8344 3408

Interspaces is presented by The School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and the City of Yarra in association with the Initiative to establish the Australian Institute of Art History. Supported by The Cultural and Community Relations Advisory Group and The Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.

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