Month: 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 by the Soviet government. Tom Flynn on the Rotterdam art theft, disputing the idea that art thieves are stupid and won’t find buyers for their loot. The National Museum of Australia is holding a new exhibition where the public can talk to the museum’s conservators and watch them at work.…

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 31st October. Researcher Third Text -Third Text & Winchester School of Art University of Southampton – deadline 2nd November 2012. Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2013-15, The Frick Collection – deadline January 18th, 2013. University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Fellowships – deadline January 15th, 2013. Lecturer – Arts Management, Western AUstralian…

NGV Australia celebrates 10 years at Federation Square

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

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 landscapes not only fail to deliver the safety they seem to promise, but instead bring violence and death. The expression of extreme states of emotion, not reasoning, is at the heart of these works, and Lisa will argue that they represent a direct response to his immediate intellectual environment The…

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

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 Themes artists’ intent toward their materials the impact of culture and geography on artists’ material choices the conservation implications of material choices tools for understanding materials Date: 10-11 December, 2012 Venue: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Early-bird registration (before 2 November 2012): AICCM Members $250 AUD…

Performance and Conversation | Kaldor Public Art Projects

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 for international contemporary art. Jennifer Allora (born 1974, USA) and Guillermo Calzadilla (born 1971, Cuba) live and work in Puerto Rico and have been collaborating as an artist duo for fifteen years. Allora and Calzadilla have produced an experimental and interdisciplinary body of work, combining performance, sculpture, video and sound.…

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 at ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide -The School of History and Politics Lecturer in Early Modern History of Art (c.1550-c. 1850), University of Bristol -Department of Historical Studies (History of Art) – deadline 12 NOvember 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship (VCF) / Vice-Chancellor’s Advanced Fellowship (VCAF), University…

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

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 of Fred Williams from the 1960s onwards. Date: Sunday, 21 October 2012, 2.45 for 3pm. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter Waterwall entrance, via St Kilda Road) Cost: Free for FOTGL Members / $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member / $22 Concession; includes refreshment on conclusion. Bookings essential: 03 8662 1555, 10am…

Exhibition | Cloudy Sensoria, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

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 their stories, the artists engage the audience in new ways of seeing – often not with the eyes – perceiving the building, its location and history. Co Curated by Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre & RMIT University (School of Architecture and Design) exhibition Venue: Bundoora Homestead…

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. Funding Winterthur Research Fellowships (for study at Winterthur Museum and Library, Delaware) – deadline January 15th 2013   Calls for Papers “Painting“ in the 1960s and 1970s (Frankfurt/M, 14-15 Jun 13) – deadline November 15th 2012 Use / Reuse / Refuse: Art in Transition (June 16-17, 2013, Tel Aviv University, Art…

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

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 consider early modern figurings and refigurings of Flora in Botticelli’s Primavera, a 17th-century horticultural manual, and a few 18th-century British botanical publications. Date: Thursday 1 November, at 6:15pm Venue: Old Arts, North Lecture Theater, Melbourne University, Parkville Bookings not required. All welcome. Enquiries to the Early Modern Circle http://www.amems.unimelb.edu.au/seminars/earlymoderncircle.html

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

 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 and cultural material. Come and join us for a unique insight into the art and science of Indigenous cultural materials conservation and the culture of the Gija people. Speakers A/Prof Robyn Sloggett will discuss the importance of incorporating Gija Indigenous knowledge into university-based research and training in art conservation. Dr…

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 work with public sculpture and monuments are also welcome to attend on a space available basis. This two-day workshop presents the broader preservation issues of commissioning new works of art, monitoring conditions, developing a maintenance program, health and safety, and contracting for conservation services. A walking tour of local outdoor…

Symposium | The Landscape Awry, TarraWarra Museum of Art

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 whose work has touched upon the Australian landscape; researchers who have specific knowledge about the indigenous history of the area; and artists whose work is engaged with the ecologies of the landscape in more general ways. The symposium will include performative and poetic explorations of the landscape; an attempt to…

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 1st 2012 Project Curator: Vikings, The British Museum – deadline Wednesday 17th October 2012 Fellowships and Scholarships Fellowships at the Newberry Library, Chicago (for work on the Newberry’s collections) – deadline 1 December 2012 The Ursula Hoff Art History scholarship (only for students enrolled at the University of Melbourne) – deadline…