Monthly Archives: December 2012

Opportunities | Calls for Papers, Jobs, Funding | December 19th 2012

Please note this will be the last Opportunities post for 2012. I will start them up again in January. Also a reminder that I often list calls for papers and jobs on the MAN twitter account as I receive them and will continue to do so over the next few weeks, so follow me on twitter if you would like updates over the rest of December and early January – Katrina Grant. Jobs Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford – deadline January 10th 2013 Lecturer in Cultural Materials Conservation, The…

Lecture | What is Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? Claire Bishop

Lecture: What is Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? Claire Bishop, The City University of New York Attempts to define the contemporary are suddenly everywhere – in museums, in art history, in theory. But what would be an appropriately ‘contemporary’ reading of contemporaneity? This paper discusses the contemporary as a discursive category, and two models emerge. The first, which is the dominant usage of ‘contemporary’ in art today, concerns a resigned inability to grasp the contemporary moment, and an acceptance of this sublimity as a constitutive condition of the present…

Opportunities | Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | December 10th 2012

Jobs H.D.T. Williamson Foundation Painting Conservation Fellow (2 positions), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne – deadline January 4th, 2013 Assistant Curator, Asian Art (part time), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra – deadline 20th December 2012 Director, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier – deadline 4th January 2013 Director, Monash University Museum of Art – deadline Monday 17th December Oscar Naddermier Professorship in Architectural History, Theory and Cultural Context (Director of Cultural Context), Birmingham City University – deadline January 4th 2013 Chair in the History of Art, University of York – deadline January…

Exhibition Review | J.W. Power: Abstraction – Création Paris 1934. Reviewed by Sheridan Palmer

Fig 5. J.W. Power, Tête (Head)

 J.W. Power: Abstraction – Création Paris 1934 Reviewed by Sheridan Palmer J.W. Power: Abstraction – Création Paris 1934, Sydney University Art Gallery, open now until January 26th, 2013. On the fiftieth anniversary of the J. W. Power bequest to the University of Sydney, an exhibition and catalogue produced by the University Art Gallery and Power Institute revives Power the artist, who in Australia has until now been largely eclipsed by his philanthropy. The Power Bequest, at the time close to £2,000,000, was initially announced in 1961 and was intended to support the…