Monthly Archives: June 2011

Job: One-year position in Renaissance Art (University of Pittsburgh, US)

Position in Renaissance Art (University of Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 29, 2011-April 30, 2012 Application deadline: Jul 22, 2011 The department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking a one-year replacement at the rank of visiting assistant professor, in the field of European or global Renaissance, for the academic year 2011-12 (with a start date of August 29, 2011 and an end date of April 29, 2012). The teaching load is two courses per term, with an additional expectation of some interaction with…

Artworks on ABC Radio National presents MONA Free Forum at the Wheeler Centre

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MONA free forum at the Wheeler Centre An adult Disneyland, a bold experiment in the way contemporary art is displayed, a temple to sex and death or one man’s obsessive folly? David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) outside  Hobart has attracted almost 200,000 visitors since it opened in January with the local art world’s most lavish party. So what’s it all about and can the interest be sustained? Presenter of ABC Radio National’s Artworks program, Amanda Smith, will join philosopher John Armstrong,  Juliana Engberg (director of the…

FULL PROGRAM: David Nichol Smith Conference in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Melbourne July 4-7 2011

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David Nichol Smith Conference in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne, 4-7 July 2011 The full program for the conference has now been finalised. Papers will be presented over four days from Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July. Attendees can take out either a full four-day registration or a single day, receptions and conference dinner must be booked in addition to conference attendance. A registration form can be downloaded here David Nichol Smith conference registration 2011 (pdf). Single tickets for the keynotes held at the National Gallery of Victoria can be booked…

Job: Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow Art History Liverpool Hope University, UK

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Art History Liverpool Hope University, UK Closing Date: An initial review of applications will take place during week commencing 18th July and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview as soon as possible thereafter. The application process will remain open, however, until a suitable candidate is found. Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community with high scholarly standards.  We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future. Research is central to our curriculum development and enhancement and all academic…

Lecture: James Elkins ‘Art and Science: Issues in Cross-Disciplinary Research’

Free public lecture on Art and Science Art and Science: Issues in Cross-Disciplinary Research, or Why Artists Don’t Speak to Scientists Professor James Elkins Professor James Elkins holds the Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This lecture will draw on Professor Elkins’ related book on the topic of the intersection of art and science, summarizing six case-studies about the problematics of cross-disciplinary representation and the problems faced by researchers in communicating across disciplines, drawing on images in painting,…

Melbourne Open House Speaker Series 2011

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Melbourne Open House Speaker Series The Melbourne Open House Speaker Series returns for 2011. This year there will be two free evenings of informative and stimulating discussion about Melbourne’s built environment. Evening One – Good Design Case Studies Date: 6.30pm, July 5, 2011 Venue: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street Presented By: Melbourne Open House + DPCD This is an opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their work. Speakers will present their work and capture your imagination. Come, learn…

Call for Papers: AAANZ Annual Conference, 2011 – Wellington, New Zealand

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AAANZ Annual Conference, 2011 – ‘Contact’ 7-9 December 2011, Victoria University of Wellington Announcing the 2011 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual conference, on the theme of ‘Contact’ to be held at Victoria University, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Wellington, New Zealand Delegates are advised that the format of the 2011 conference is different from recent conferences in that there is no Call for Sessions, only a Call for Papers. Delegates are asked to address one of the major strands of the conference in their proposals. Papers will be placed into…

Conference: David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Melbourne July 4-8, 2011

14th Australasian David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies Melbourne 4-8 July 2011 UPDATED: Full Program now available here. Hosted by La Trobe University with international speakers from England, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Turkey, and America who will present papers on a range of topics on the long Eighteenth Century. Keynote Speakers Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield Elena Marasinova, Moscow State University and Insitute of History, Russian Academy of Science Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia Vincent Denis, University of Paris – Sorbonne Constantine Michaelides, Washington University in St…

Call for Papers: Art Against the Wall

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Call for Papers Art Against the Wall The Courtauld Institute of Art, London Call for Papers Deadline: 15 July 2011 Conference to take place: Saturday, 19 November 2011 Art Against the Wall is the third symposium of The Courtauld’s Early Modern department. The symposium will provide an occasion for established and emerging scholars to present and discuss their research together. This one-day symposium will explore the relationship between walls and art in early modern visual culture. During the period 1550-1850 the interplay between work and wall became increasingly complex as art…

Exhibition Review: Manet, the Man who Invented Modernity, Paris Musee D’Orsay – Victoria Hobday

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Exhibition Review Manet, the Man who Invented Modernity Paris, Musée D’Orsay, 5 April – 17 July 2011 Reviewed by Victoria Hobday Spring weather has at last come to Paris and the Musée d’Orsay, on the banks of the Seine, is exhibiting one of France’s best-loved artists to welcome the season. Manet: The Man Who Invented Modernity, promises a fresh look at the work of this central artist of the late nineteenth century. The choice of a spring exhibition sits well with the vibrant palette and breezy brushwork of Manet. With…

Exhibition Review: Lorenzo Lotto, Rome Scuderie del Quirinale, until 12 June. David R. Marshall

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Exhibition Review Lorenzo Lotto Rome Scuderie del Quirinale, until 12 June Reviewed by David R. Marshall The last big Lotto show was in 1998, but I suspect this one doesn’t quite match it. The illustrations to the introductory essays in the catalogue indicate the ones that got away. But even so, this is an impressive exhibition, mainly for the altarpieces. For those who do not know the Scuderie, it is the old papal stables on Piazza del Quirinale. It has two long and wide floors that once housed horses. It…

Review – Watteau: The Drawings. Royal Academy, London. 12 March – 5 June 2011. David R. Marshall

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Watteau: The Drawings Royal Academy, London. 12 March – 5 June 2011 Reviewed by David R. Marshall This exhibition is organized for the Royal Academy and curated by Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, and based on their 1996 catalogue of Watteau drawings. In his essay Prat points out that the number of drawings (90) is less than at the big Watteau exhibition of 1984-85, but that the selection is more focused and unproblematic. The bulk of the drawings are from the Louvre and British Museum, but there are a number from…

Funding: Kunsthistorisches Institut Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship on Human Aging

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Kunsthistorisches Institut Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship on Human Aging Doctoral Fellowship (3 years) & Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) In conjunction with the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging), the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institut) seeks to appoint a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship to pursue studies in Art History with a focus on human aging starting in January 2012. The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is an international graduate program launched by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The program focuses on topics of aging…

Comment: Thoughts on the Aesthetic Movement Exhibition. David R. Marshall

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Comment: Thoughts on the Aesthetic Movement Exhibition David R. Marshall These are some thoughts after seeing the exhibition, The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (till July 17th 2011, see the review by Kim Clayton-Green on the MAN website). What struck me about this exhibition was how familiar it was, on both a personal and intellectual level. On the personal level it helps one make sense of one’s own familial history: that photo of great-grandmother in strange loose fitting costume with metal armlets…