The conference program for the 2016 AAANZ conference is now available.
The 2016 conference will be held at the School of Art at the Australian National University, Canberra from Thursday, December 1 to Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9-5 pm.
Please see the program is available here: http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2016-conference/work-art-2016-conference-program/
Detailed abstracts and biographies for each session will be available soon.
Thursday December 1 is the dedicated Postgraduate Student Day to which all conference registrants are warmly invited to attend.
On Thursday December 1 at 6pm Dr Melissa Chiu will be presenting the Keynote Address at the James O’Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia. Dr Chiu is Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.
On Friday December 2 at 9am Professor Anthea Callen will be presenting a Keynote Address at the Australian National University. Professor Callen is Emeritus of the Australian National University, Canberra, and Professor Emeritus of Visual Culture, University of Nottingham, UK. Her new book is entitled The Work of Art: Plein Air Painting and Artistic Identity in Nineteenth-Century France.
Registration closes 21st November, 2016.
About the conference
AAANZ annual conferences present opportunities to re-examine art history, art theory and studio practice and generate innovative perspectives on histories and cultural traditions. For this conference, based around the theme ‘The Work of Art’, we invite discussion on how works of art, craft, design and architecture operate and are operated on in different ways and contexts, historically, socially, politically, aesthetically and affectively. Given the location for the conference in Australia’s national capital with its concentration of national cultural institutions we would also welcome sessions on how art is made to work in institutional contexts.