Author: Katrina Grant

Call for Papers: Beyond Italy and New Spain – Itineraries for an Iberian Art History (1440-1640)

Beyond Italy and New Spain – Itineraries for an Iberian Art History (1440-1640) Organizers: Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo April, 27th-29th, 2012, Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America / Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archeology Call for papers This conference aims to open new dialogues on Iberian art and architecture from the decade that saw the Aragonese conquest of Southern Italy (1443) and the establishment of the first Portuguese trading station on the African island of Arguim (1449) to that of the separation of the Portuguese and the Spanish crowns (1640). Art historical scholarship on Spanish Naples, Hapsburg Netherlands, New Spain or Peru, like that on Portugal and on the former Portuguese possessions, has largely remained local. We therefore invite proposals for papers that would discuss artistic dynamics in…

CFP: SAHANZ 2012 ‘Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage’

Call for Papers SAHANZ XXIX 2012 – Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, 5-8 July 2012 “Gould says of his Book of Fish, ‘what I write, & what here I paint are Experiment & Prophecy.’” Ronald Bogue writes this in Deleuzian Fabulations (2010) on Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (2002), which is based on The Book of Fish (around 1832-33) by William Buelow Gould with paintings of flora and fauna (with narratives) of the penal colony on Sarah Island, Tasmania. In Flanagan’s historical tale, the protagonist William Gould escapes the disintegrating penal colony of Sarah Island towing voluminous registers penned by the Commissariat Officer Jorgen Jorgensen. The registers are filled with Jorgensen’s elaborate fabrications of the colony, telling of its material wealth, technological accomplishments…

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum Guest curator Dr Grace McQuilten will be joined by local artists Flatland OK, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and Slow Art Collective for a discussion about their projects, their collaborations and their ideas. These artists are interested in challenging the “design” of contemporary art and the possibility of critique in contemporary consumer culture. They all employ artistic strategies which maintain a tension between art and contemporary architecture, fashion and interior design, focusing their production on issues of sustainability, human agency and social impact. Date: Saturday, 24 September | 2.00pm Venue: Multifunction room, Level 1, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne Register via this link before Thursday, 22September or contact Amanda Morris at the Potter at potter-events@unimelb.edu.au or 03 8344 0327. Mis-Design is currently showing at the Potter at The University of Melbourne, Parkville until 6th November 2011 http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/art_exhibitions_detail.aspx?view=179

Rae Alexander Lecture at NGV – Off the Page: Persian arts and the medieval and pre-modern Islamic world by Susan Scollay

Off the Page: Persian arts and the medieval and pre-modern Islamic world Susan Scollay Independent Scholar and Curator The La Trobe University Alumni Art History Chapter presents, with the National Gallery of Victoria, the fourteenth annual Rae Alexander Lecture. Classic Persian stories copied into illuminated manuscripts illustrated by exquisite miniature paintings represent one of the highest achievements in the history of the art of the book. These manuscripts conveyed images far beyond the boundaries of their country of origin and inspired a design vocabulary especially in ceramics and textiles. Rare examples of medieval and later books of the Persianate world from the collection of the Bodleian Libraries from the University of Oxford will be examined alongside parallels in other art objects including the ‘Trinitarias’ carpet’, recently cleaned and re-attributed and presently on exhibition as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. Susan Scollay is an independent scholar and curator specialising in the arts and culture of…

News: JSTOR early journal content publicly available to anyone

JSTOR early journal content publicly available to anyone JSTOR has announced that they are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. JSTORY states that “making the Early Journal Content freely available is a first step in a larger effort to provide more access options to the content on JSTOR for these individuals”. The Early Journal Content will be released on a rolling basis. For further information see the JSTOR website http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early-journal-content You can browse a list of available content by discipline or by…

Funding: Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia

Summer Scholarships at the National Library of Australia The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to tertiary students.  These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour. The summer scholarships were established to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections.  Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research. The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing on the first working day of January each year. Who can apply? The scholarships are open to tertiary students who have commenced postgraduate study and are…

Funding: Study Grants to work with Japanese Collections at National Library of Australia

Study Grants to work with Japanese Collections at National Library of Australia Applications for the 2011-12 Japan Study Grant program are now open and will close on 30 September 2011. The purpose of the grants is to support research by scholars based outside the Canberra area who wish to use the National Library’s Japanese collections for their study. Applicants must be resident in Australia. Information for applicants and referees Japan Study Grants are open to postgraduates, honours students, academic staff or independent researchers in Australia who wish to use the Japan-related collections of the National Library for their research. Japan Study Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks and support travel to Canberra and livings costs. Grants are not available to those living in the Australian Capital Territory or Queanbeyan. Grant holders will receive an honorarium to…

Behind the Scenes In the Department of Photography at the NGV

Behind the Scenes In the Department of Photography at the NGV Join NGV curators for a rare behind the scenes look at some early photographs and an informal conversation in the Department of Photography with Larry J Schaaf, Director of The Correspondence of William Fox Talbot Project and photo historian. Speakers Prof Larry J Schaaf and Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Date: 2pm, Friday 14 October, 2011 Venue: Meet Information Desk, Ground Level, NGV International Cost $20 Adult / $16 NGV Member / $18 Student (bookings essential, places limited) Program Bookings 03 8662 1555 – Event code P11249

Lecture: ‘I have captured a shadow!’ William Henry Fox Talbot and the invention of photography

NGV Lecture ‘I have captured a shadow!’ – William Henry Fox Talbot and the invention of photography Frustrated by his appalling draughtsmanship, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was compelled to invent the art of photography. Drawing on extensive archives of original photographs, manuscripts and letters, Larry J Schaaf argues that beyond the necessary act of invention, Talbot grew into the first artist to be taught by photography. Speaker Prof Larry J Schaaf, Director of The Correspondence of William Fox Talbot and independent photo historian and consultant based in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught photography and photographic history at The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with the Gernsheim Collection of photography. Dr. Schaaf is the author of numerous books and journal articles on the early history of photography. Since 1999, he has been the Editor of ‘The Correspondence of…

News: Gerard Vaughan announces retirement from NGV in July 2012

Gerard Vaughan announces retirement from NGV in July 2012 Press Release from the NGV reads: After thirteen years as Director National Gallery of Victoria, Dr Gerard Vaughan today announced he would retire from his role as Director in July 2012. Dr Vaughan was originally appointed Director of the NGV in 1999. Dr Vaughan said today that he believed the time was right to retire from his role: “In any field of endeavor knowing when to leave a role is crucial. I believe this is the right time to bow out. “I am very proud of our achievements over the past 12 years, and am confident the NGV is in good shape for the future. It has been a great privilege and pleasure to serve Victoria in the role of NGV Director. “In 2011 NGV celebrated its 150th anniversary, a very…

Exhibition – Parole Viaggiante: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words

Opening and Public Programs Parole Viaggiante: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words 14 September – 28 October Opening of “Parole Viaggianti: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words” To be opened by professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University. Date: Monday 19th September 2011, 6-8pm. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Public Programs Angela Cavalieri in Conversation Date: Friday 7th October 2011, 2-3pm. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Maroondah Art Gallery Curator Wendy Garden will talk to Angela Cavalieri about the literary, architectural and cultural sources of the works forming the focus of the current exhibition. Following the discussion visitors are invited to enjoy afternoon tea with Angela and LUMA staff. About the exhibition Angela Cavalieri’s work explores the art of writing and storytelling. In this exhibition Cavalieri draws on her Italian…

Call for Papers: Framing Lives 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association

Call for Papers Framing Lives: The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011 Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011 Conference website: http://www.iaba2012.com The Humanities Research Centre and National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, present Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association. The field of auto/biography and life narrative studies is dynamic and interdisciplinary. Founded in 1999, the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) is the leading international forum for scholars, critics and practitioners. The Framing Lives conference will feature distinguished international speakers and events at the National Portrait Gallery and other national collecting institutions. Framing Lives draws attention to the extraordinary turn to the visual in contemporary life narrative: to graphics and animations, photographs and…

Book launch: Grace McQuilten ‘Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design’

Book launch Grace McQuilten ‘Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design‘ Anthony White, Senior Lecturer, Art History, School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne will launch Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design. In this book, McQuilten asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of co modification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of ‘art’ and ‘design’ in contemporary artistic practices in order to find avenues of critique in a commercially driven cultural landscape. Date: Thursday 15th September, 6:30pm Venue: Readings Bookshop, Carlton Free no need to book. An exhibition curated by Grace McQuilten is currently on at the Ian potter Museum at the University of Melbourne – http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/art_exhibitions_browse.aspx?category=current http://www.readings.com.au/event/grace-mcquilten-book-launch-of-art-in-consumer-culture-mis-design

Funding: Doctoral fellowship and student assistant position, Florence

Doctoral fellowship and student assistant position, Florence Florence, Italy, December 01, 2011 Application deadline: Sep 15, 2011 The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut seeks to appoint a doctoral fellowship (1-2 years) and a student assistant position (80h/month) to pursue studies in Art History. The positions will be affiliated to the Max Planck Research-Group Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things One of the major challenges facing art history today is the issue of globalization with its cultural implications – both regarding retrospective historical narratives and contemporary methods. As scholarship and museum audiences alike are becoming more and more internationalized, a (self-) critical analysis of disciplinary standpoints seems more important than ever and is at the center of ongoing discussions within and beyond academia. Starting December 1, 2011, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut will establish…

CFP: Temporality in public arts practice (Newcastle, 29-30 Mar 12)

Temporality in public arts practice (Newcastle, 29-30 Mar 12) Newcastle upon Tyne, March 29 – 30, 2012 Deadline: Sep 30, 2011 Duration: an international, interdisciplinary conference exploring the temporality of contemporary public arts practice. The conference is part of AV Festival 2012. Please e-mail abstracts (300 words) for 20 minute presentations of papers, reflections on practice or proposals for 1hr workshops to info@intersectionspublicart.org.uk Intersections invites papers and presentations of work that explore the tensions between permanence and temporality in contemporary public arts practice. Public Art engages with issues of societal change, policy-making and environmental specificities, all of which unfold at a unique pace. Critical practice and new technologies can engage, disrupt or challenge this pace by working across time and space. Possible themes include, but are not restricted to: Permanent / Ephemeral: how do ephemeral practices disrupt, agitate or question the permanence…