Monthly Archives: August 2012

Phd Scholarship | Griffith University PhD Scholarship in Architectural History

Griffith University PhD Scholarship in Architectural History About the scholarship Griffith University’s architecture discipline welcomes applicants for a PhD scholarship in architectural history. The PhD project will complement research on the ARC-funded Future Fellowship recently awarded to A/Prof Andrew Leach (2012-16), which will investigate the status of architectural ideas in the contemporary city (focussed on Australia’s Gold Coast) in light of the recent history of architectural theory. There is scope for the PhD candidate to study any aspect of the intellectual history of architectural culture since the 1960s. Research may…

Film, Feminism and Fun at West Space!

Inez de Vega, 2010, Hit me if I Smile, video still.

Film, Feminism and Fun at West Space!  September 5 – 15, West Space, Melbourne A Dinner Party: Setting the table – feminist art forum, events and art exhibition A Dinner Party: setting the table, is a collaborative project curated by Caroline Phillips and Victoria Duckett. It is a cross- media forum and series of events that brings a range of feminist artists, scholars, and social commentators together to explore feminist art today. The project is the first step towards the realization of a larger feminist exhibition The F Word which…

Prize | ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing

ARIAH looks for new initiatives to promote art historical research throughout the world, and invites nominations and self-nominations for the ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing. This award, which carries a $1,000 prize, seeks to encourage and promote high scholarly standards in online publishing in all fields of art history. The prize will be awarded annually to the author(s) of a distinguished article or essay published online in the past three years in the form of an e-journal or other short-form e-publication which advances the study of art history and visual…

Lectures | CCP 2012 Lecture Series

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Join CCP for the 2012 Lecture Series, surrounded by the exhibition CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things, curated by Kyla McFarlane. Entry by gold coin donation. Hear from internationally renowned artists Richard Billingham (UK) and Anne Noble (NZ); Kim Simon, Curator of Gallery TPW, Toronto and Sandra Barnard (NSW), one of Australia’s formost fine art hand-printers. Thursday 23 August 6pm RICHARD BILLINGHAM (UK) Artist talk UK artist Richard Billingham speaks about his photographic, film and video practice. Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University, UK in 1994 with a degree in painting. In 1994,…

Lecture | Landscape, Ancient Monuments and Memory in Early Modern Britain – Alexandra Walsham

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Landscape, Ancient Monuments and Memory in Early Modern Britain  Professor Alexandra Walsham, Greg Dening Lecture In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the landscape of the British Isles was littered with mysterious remnants of the prehistoric past: stone circles, chambered tombs, and standing stones. This lecture explores the evolution of early modern ideas about the origin, function and significance of these monuments. It considers how attitudes towards the partly natural and partly man-made physical environment were shaped and transformed by the profound theological upheavals associated with the Protestant Reformation and by…

UPDATED Lecture | The Gift of Tears: Gender and Emotion in the Art of Rembrandt and his Contemporaries Stephanie S. Dickey

Rembrandt, Suicide of Lucretia, oil on canvas, 1666, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

NB See details below for changed date and venue The Gift of Tears: Gender and Emotion in the Art of Rembrandt and his Contemporaries Stephanie S. Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada Literary responses to paintings and prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and other artists of the early modern Netherlands show that art theorists and connoisseurs appreciated the artist’s ability to capture the emotional nuances of a subject. This lecture explores one fundamental aspect of emotional display, the shedding of tears, as represented…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | 18th August

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News and Writing on Art and Art History | 18th August Katrina Grant News A fascinating overview of the Czartoryski Raphael on the Three Pipe Problem, this painting is one of the famous looted paintings of World War II and remains lost: possibly destroyed, possibly in a bank vault somewhere. The provenance is mysterious and it is hard to be certain of whether it is even by Raphael himself. The state of the humanities, including art history, was a topic of discussion on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily program, guests included Melbourne University’s…

Philosophy Short Course | Perspectives on Napoleon

Jean-Baptiste ISABEY (after) Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, in the gardens of Malmaison 1804 coloured engraving 67.0 x 46.4 cm Napoleonmuseum Thurgau, Schloss und Park Arenenberg, Salenstein Acquisition 1975

Philosophy Course: Perspectives on Napoleon NGV International September 9, 16, 23 & 30 When asked in the 1970s if he thought the French Revolution had succeeded or failed, Mao Tse Tung famously answered ‘It’s too soon to tell’. The complexities of the compact knot of history from 1793 to 1812 are involved enough to allow of a multiplicity of interpretations and the decisions we make in making these interpretations remain in turn decisive for our self-understanding today. As a focal figure concentrating the contradictions of his times, Napoleon Bonaparte can himself be viewed…

Pop Up Lecture Cycle | John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1945-2012

Mike Kelley, Day is done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2005

John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1954-2012 Wednesday 22 August  2012 at MUMA, NGV and Ian Potter Museum of Art A pop-up lecture cycle on the life and work of celebrated Los Angeles contemporary artist Mike Kelley delivered by co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and Kelley scholar, Professor John C. Welchman, University of California San Diego. The cycle of three public lectures are a collaboration between Monash University, National Gallery of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Extracurricular activities: Mike Kelley’s Day is Done (2005) 10am – 12 noon Venue:…

Forum and Exhibition Viewing | The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster at the NGV

Jan Saenredam after Hendrick Goltzius 'Death surprising a young man', 1592 engraving 22.0 x 17.4 Special Collections, Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne Gift of Dr J. Orde Poynton 1959 (1959.3801.000.000)

The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster  at the NGV The NGV will hold a forum with two distinguished speakers discuss key themes of the exhibition with particular reference to Dürer’s Apocalypse, the end of time and the representation of death. Presented in association with ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne. Keynote Speakers Prof Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas ‘Dürer’s Apocalypse: The End of the World or the Beginning of a Career? Prof Dagmar Eichberger, University of Trier, Germany ‘ The Rider of…

Exhibition | Vivienne Binns – Art and Life La Trobe University Museum of Art

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Vivienne Binns – Art and Life  La Trobe University Museum of Art | 2 July – 24 August 2012 Curated by Dr Penny Peckham For over forty years Australian artist Vivienne Binns has worked across a range of media, processes and contexts. In this exhibition guest curator Dr Penny Peckham brings together works from throughout her career in order to consider the significance of the autobiographical upon her practice. For Binns, art and life are inextricably linked and this exhibition will examine the ways in which personal relationships and events…

Exhibition | Eros, Philos and Agape: A work by Ponch Hawkes

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Eros, Philos and Agape: A work by Ponch Hawkes Eros, Philos and Agape – the Greek names for the three forms of love – is an installation by photographer Ponch Hawkes. It presents the role of love in the sporting progression of four elite junior athletes. Hawkes developed the work during her year as the National Sports Museum Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellow for 2011/12. Admission to Eros, Philos and Agape is free of charge, but visitors must present a valid match-day ticket if they wish to see the exhibition…

News and Writing on Art and Art History | August 11

Robert Hughes. Image via The Conversation.

Recent News and Writing on Art and Art History Katrina Grant News The big news from the past week was that art critic and historian Robert Hughes had died. There have been many tributes to him, from the obituaries in the New York Times, The Age and the Guardian has collected together excerpts from his writing on art over the years, to shorter and more personal tributes from art historians such as David Packwood, Bendor Grosvenor and several Australian-based art academics in The Conversation. Many friends from both inside and outside the…

Lecture | The Gift of Tears: Gender and Emotion in the Art of Rembrandt and his Contemporaries Stephanie S. Dickey

Rembrandt, Suicide of Lucretia, oil on canvas, 1666, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Gift of Tears: Gender and Emotion in the Art of Rembrandt and his Contemporaries Stephanie S. Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada Literary responses to paintings and prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and other artists of the early modern Netherlands show that art theorists and connoisseurs appreciated the artist’s ability to capture the emotional nuances of a subject. This lecture explores one fundamental aspect of emotional display, the shedding of tears, as represented in historical subjects and portraits. Visual and literary sources…

Symposium | Impresario: Paul Taylor – Art & Text – POPISM

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Impresario: Paul Taylor | Art & Text | POPISM Paul Taylor (1957-1992) was the founding editor and publisher of the internationally renowned art journal Art & Text. He was also an influential critic and curator who had a dynamic impact on the discourse and practice of visual arts. This symposium celebrates and reflects upon his life and achievements. It explores Taylor’s legacy and example by investigating his impact and enduring influence on Australian visual culture through the many aspects of his work: as a publisher, curator and critic, and advocate of post-structuralist…