Monthly Archives: October 2012

Art and Art History News | October 27th

News and Links | October 27th   The Getty Research Institute has bought the ‘less controversial’ material from the archive of the Knoedler & Company art gallery in New York, which closed abruptly last year after charges that it was selling fakes. Thomas Gaehtgens, the director of the GRI, says “This archive can give us the basis for telling the story about how the museums in America have been built or developed.” The archive includes details of the sale of hundreds of paintings from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad in the 1930s…

Opportunities | Calls for Papers, Jobs, Funding | October 26th

Opportunities | October 26th Jobs Lecturer in Digital Cultures, University of Sydney – deadline 13th January 2013. Rosalind Franklin Fellowships, University of Groningen – Faculty of Arts, Fellowship 2012-2014 – Tenure track for promising female academic staff – deadline December 1st 2012. PhD Research Fellow at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven – Belgium), Department of Art History, 1 February 2013 – 31 January 2014, in relation to the project: In Search of Utopia, 1516-2016 – deadline 1st December 2012. Curatorial Researcher at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford – deadline…

NGV Australia celebrates 10 years at Federation Square

David Rosetzky  Self-defence (Sarah), 2005 (detail) national Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2005  © David Rosetzky

Free Public Programs all weekend at NGV Australian  25 – 28 October To commemorate Federation Square’s 10th birthday the NGV is inviting everyone celebrate 10 years of artistic creativity at NGV Australia with talks by Australian artists and NGV curators. Enjoy documentaries, guided tours of the NGV Collection and NGV Kids Artcart activities. For full details download the program NGV Australia 10 public programs (pdf).   

Lecture | The passions of the soul – Emotion in the paintings of Nicholas Poussin , Lisa Beaven

Poussin, Massacre of the Innocents

The passions of the soul – Emotion in the paintings of Nicholas Poussin Lisa Beaven The restoration of the NGV’s Crossing of the Red Sea provides us with a timely opportunity to re-evaluate its creator, Nicolas Poussin. He is one of the most studied, but also one of the most misunderstood, of seventeenth-century artists. Traditionally he has been seen as a strict classicist who valued reason above all else. And yet in a series of paintings from the 1640s, such as Landscape with a man killed by a Snake, idyllic…

Symposium | The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Items from Sidney Nolan Wahroonga studio Artists' Materials Archive, Conservation Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of Jinx Nolan 2006 Photograph: © AGNSW

The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art  The 2012 AICCM Paintings Group + 20th Century in Paint Symposium will explore questions around artists’ intentions towards the materials they use, including the social significance of material choices. Speakers represent major collecting and research institutions and private conservators from Australia, Holland, New Zealand, the Philippines, the UK and the USA. The symposium immediately follows the weekend of opening events for ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (8–9 December) at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Symposium…

Performance and Conversation | Kaldor Public Art Projects

Allora & Calzadilla, Stop, Repair, Prepare: variations on 'Ode to joy', 2008, The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of the Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf, photo: Yi-Chun WU/Museum of Modern Art

Kaldor Public Art Projects at the State Library of Victoria Kaldor Public Art Projects will present its 26th art project, featuring the work of internationally renowned artist duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, in the Cowen Gallery at the State Library of Victoria from the 16th November until the 6th December 2012. The artists will present their work Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on ‘Ode to Joy’ for a Prepared Piano, in which they integrate sound, performance and sculpture to create a captivating new experience for audiences, heralding a new direction…

Opportunities | Calls for Papers, Funding and Jobs | October 19th

Calls for Papers, Funding and Jobs | October 19th Jobs Director of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) – deadline 11th November 2012 Conservator – Paintings & Objects, Australian War Memorial, Canberra – deadline 31st October 2012 Conservation Assistant, Australian War Memorial, Canberra – deadline 25th October 2012 Research Fellowship in the Arts and Social Sciences, University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College – deadline 5th November 2012 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Early Modern Indian Cultures of Knowledge, University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies – deadline 14th November 2012 ARC Research Fellowship…

Richard Haese | Rediscovering the Australian Landscape 1940 – 1980: Nolan, Drysdale and Williams

Russell Drysdale, Tree Form, 1945. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004

Rediscovering the Australian Landscape 1940 – 1980: Nolan, Drysdale and Williams Dr Richard Haese – Honorary Associate, Faculty of Humanities, La Trobe University Beginning in the 1940s Sidney Nolan and Russell Drysdale began the rediscovery of the Australian landscape from a modernist perspective, beginning a journey that would take them to the very centre of this arid continent. The challenge of rendering the experience of this so called ‘dead heart’ produced among the most radical paintings in Australian art – a challenge met only by the equally radical landscape painting…

Exhibition | Cloudy Sensoria, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Jason Parmington & Cara-Ann Simpson  Bundoora Homestead sonic mirror #1 2012  digital image  Collection of the artists

Cloudy Sensoria October 19 2012 – December 2 2012 From light phenomena to sound, qualities of smell and the dispersal of air in space, Cloudy Sensoria explores the intangible forms of sensation. The exhibition acts as a site specific interpretation of the time shifting experiences at Bundoora Homestead. Originally the home of an aristocratic family, then an institution for men deeply traumatised and often disfigured by war; no one lives here anymore, it is now a cultural centre, a place for ideas and contemplation. As if the walls could tell…

Opportunities October 12th 2012 | Calls for Papers, Funding and Jobs

Opportunities October 12th Jobs Collection Curator/ Registrar – Shepparton Art Museum – deadline October 15th University Southern California Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities (includes art history) – deadline November 15th, 2012 Junior Research Fellowships 2013, University of Oxford -Christ Church, Merton College, And St John’s College Oxford (includes art history) – deadline 30th November 2012. Postdoctoral fellowship on project ‘Roma communis patria: the National Churches in Rome from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, January 1 – December 31, 2013 – Deadline November 15, 2012.…

Seminar | Prof Ann Shteir ‘Figuring and Refiguring Flora, Goddess of Flowers in Early Modern Culture

Detail of Flore from Botticelli's 'Primavera', c1482, via wikimedia commons

Figuring and Refiguring Flora, Goddess of Flowers, in Early Modern Culture Professor Ann Shteir, York University In Roman mythology and popular culture, the goddess Flora rules over the flowering of plants, and as such is to be appeased, lest buds not set and grain not grow. A figure of reproductive power, nurturant and material, and also an eroticized and pleasure-seeking figure, she has carried conflictual beliefs about the female sexed and gendered body across centuries. With reference to Ovid’s account of Flora in his calendar poem Fasti, this talk will…

Lecture | The science of conserving Gija art: How Indigenous and Western knowledge systems come together

Left: Ngalangangpum School, Nancy Nodea. © Copyright in this artwork and text remains with the Artist and Warmun Art Centre respectively. Right: Distribution of iron in pigment sample as determined with PIXE. Courtesy of Petronella Nel.

 The science of conserving Gija art: How Indigenous and Western knowledge systems come together   The Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI) and the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC) are pleased to invite you to “The science of conserving Gija art: How Indigenous and Western knowledge systems come together”. In March 2011, floods destroyed the Warmun Community and seriously damaged the significant Warmun Community Art Collection. From this catastrophic event has emerged an exciting engagement between scientists, artists, conservators and art managers that is expanding ways of thinking about art, science…

Reminder | Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments

Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments Places still available in this workshop Presented by the AICCM Objects Special Interest Group with the generous support of the Gordon Darling Foundation Melbourne, 8-9 November 2012 The objective of the workshop is to learn preservation strategies for outdoor sculpture and monuments. Participation is open to individuals responsible for the care of outdoor sculpture and monuments. The workshop is designed primarily for collections managers, public art administrators, and individuals responsible for commissioning, maintaining and administering public art collections. Artists, fabricators, conservators and other individuals who…

Symposium | The Landscape Awry, TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra museum glimpsed in the distance from the property's cattleyard

The Landscape Awry The Landscape Awry is a two day event at TarraWarra Museum of Art and its surrounds. It features installations and presentations by authors, artists and academics about the ways in which we ‘see’ the landscape. The symposium has as its starting point the very terrain upon which the TWMA is built in the Yarra Valley. The Landscape Awry will explore the diverse ways in which visual artists encounter the land and examine how their representations generate perspectives that are tilted, awry, layered and open. Speakers include authors…

Opportunities | October 8th 2012

Jobs Lecturer in Art History (New Media and Curatorial Studies), UQ and Coordinator, Academic Relations, UQ Art Museum – deadline 22nd October 2012. Lecturer in Video, Sound and Image, COFA, UNSW – deadline 12th October 2012. Postgraduate Coordinator – National Art School, Sydney – deadline October 15th 2012. Professor of Cultural Practice, University of Canberra – deadline October 25th 2012. Lecturer in Painting, University of Wollongong – deadline 21st October 2012 Assistant Professor of Classical Art and/or Architecture, Harvard University – Department of History of Art and Architecture – deadline November…